A Bushel of Brooks

A Bushel of Brooks
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream

We've been keeping the countertop ice cream maker warm the last month. We hadn't really been buying much ice cream at all this summer. When the boys would ask if we had some for dessert, there typically hasn't been any in the freezer. Popsicles, yes. But no ice cream.

Then we remembered, we could make flavors all our own, and make just enough to enjoy for a short time, in that little churner. And, of course, I was inspired by the many many ice creams created by browneyedbaker and Eli is ALWAYS game to give things a try!

We made her peach ice cream. yum.yum.yum. How could you really go wrong with that? I will say, that we have done ice cream the lazy Brooks' way. In other words, we've left out the eggs/heating/chilling process. Just cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, and whatever else ingredients called for. That means we can whip it up quick, pop it in the freezer to chill, and have it later that same day. Not quite as custard-y, but still good.

Last week I made a Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream ... perfect to scoop into the waffle cones Eli picked up at Aldi = ) I admit, I never can give myself a whole cone, but he shares bites with me!

Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream
2 c. heavy cream
1 c. whole milk (hey, we have it around for Matthias!)
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. pure vanilla
*Mix well, and churn in ice cream maker according to directions*
Meanwhile ...
Chop about a cup of Coconut Cream Hershey's Kisses
Melt together about another cup of those plus 1/2 c. of semi-sweet chocolate chips
*When the vanilla base is done, scoop into a container, gently mix in your chopped candies and your coconut/chocolate/melted goodness (create a ribbon of sorts!)

And then enjoy. Oh oh, it is SO GOOD!
... you could enjoy like Eli does, a whole cone of deliciousness. Or, you might be like me, who just likes to open the container and scoop about 3 bites worth out and enjoy a little because it goes a long ways ... bit.by.bit.

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