Tag Archives: ice cream

Semi-Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

16 Jan

What more does a pregnant woman want than ice cream? Not much, that’s what.

So, for Christmas I asked for the KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment. Well, it finally came in this week! Even though it looks like this outside….

I’ve been planning ice cream recipes.

For my first go-around I decided on mint chocolate chip. After looking around, I found a basic recipe, nothing fancy but with good reviews and a yummy looking photo. (Yes, I do judge some recipes according to their photos as well.) Here a little tip if you’re a newbie with your ice cream maker as well: chill the ice cream mixture before putting it into the mixer.

This was yummy, but made more than I expected. It was just over two quarts worth. So with the extra batch I decided to make a pie! Nothing complicated just a quick throw together. Here’s what you need:

Recipe

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

  • 4 cups 2 percent milk
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 8 drops green food coloring
  • 2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
In large bowl, stir together the milk, cream, sugar, salt, vanilla and peppermint until the sugar has dissolved. Let mixture chill in refrigerator for at least an hour.
Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the directions from your manufacturer. After the first 10 minutes, open the lid carefully and add the chocolate chips, then return to churning. Once the machine has stopped churning, remove the thickened ice cream and put into a freezer safe container. Freeze until hard (about 2 hours), then serve.

For the pie:

  • Chocolate pie crust
  • Oreos (crushed)
  • Chocolate sauce

Chill the pie crust before filling it with a proportional amount of your ice cream. Cover with crushed Oreos (about eight cookies was plenty). Then top with the chocolate sauce and place in the freezer.

Daily Cravings: Cream Puffs with Ice Cream

6 Dec

Photo Credit: Good Housekeeping

Photo Credit: Epicurious

Photo Credit: Baking Bites

I have no words about this craving. Honestly, I’m speechless.

If you aren’t craving these cream puffs with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce you are not human.

Today Show Turkey Surprises

24 Nov

It’s been three weeks, possibly more, since morning sickness has ruled my days. However, today, it made it’s return with a vengeance. Lucky for me, I was told I didn’t have to come into work today. Happy Turkey Day to me!

Anyway, after making my mandatory trip to the grocery to get some last minute ingredients for tomorrow’s big day, I crawled back in bed hoping the sickness would subside. What better way to spend a sick morning than with some Regis & Kelly and the Today show? As I laid in bed I heard Hoda and Kathie Lee begin discussing turkey.

This was not just any turkey, but another turkey cake. An ice cream turkey cake to be exact. Baskin-Robbins has brought back this special cake just for the holiday tomorrow.

Want a turkey leg? Well, you’re going to get a sugar cone filled with creamy goodness. This certainly is more appetizing than the previous turkey cake we saw this week. This little discovery serves 12-16.

Turkey for dessert? Yes, please.