Last week I shared my new favorite molasses cookie recipe. Well! This week we’re using those cookies again in this new ice cream recipe I created.
When I was taking care of the farm a couple weeks ago, I decided in the evening to knit and watch a comedy to drown out all the strange (and unnerving) creaks and moans and thumps our old house always makes.
And naturally, all this and an evening to myself made me think of homemade ice cream. Ever since we got a new little ice cream maker when I was on the AIP diet, I’ve had fun creating my own ice cream–sometimes the ice cream is good (this recipe, my pina colada ice cream, and strawberry-coconut are all favorites), and sometimes merely. . . interesting. (When Timothy and I made peanut butter and jelly ice cream–it was very rich, and we couldn’t make up our minds if we liked it or not. But we still laugh about it!)
This ice cream was so good though, that we (*cough* I, that is) ate it all before getting many pictures… save one. But I have pictures of my other ice creams, and several cautionary tales–
Don’t do what I did with this batch, and overfill it! Whoops! This is my Pina Colada ice cream–another recipe I could share, and most likely will. If you’d like that ice cream recipe, just leave me a comment!
When my family got home, I made them all taste my new ice cream. I had no idea that hot chocolate and molasses cookies would blend so well, and I had them all taste it without know what the mixture was. Malachi, when he started eating it, looked at me and said “You’re making this again!”. It was a hit, with everyone in the family. (And I was pleased, because none of them could guess what it was!) This recipe is the new favorite in my home, and maybe it will be in yours, too:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2½ cups whole milk
- 3-4 tablespoons hot chocolate mix, to taste
- ½ cup sugar
- Molasses cookies
- Heat whipping cream, whole milk, and sugar in saucepan on stove nearly to simmering, but do not boil. Once sugar has dissolved, add hot chocolate mix to taste, making it lighter than actual hot chocolate, more of a flavoring, similar to vanilla. Whisk until combined. Take off heat and let cool down, while preparing ice cream maker. Once the mixture has cooled, pour into your ice cream maker. Once the mixture is turning into ice cream, and is starting to get frozen, but is not too frozen to turn yet, start crumbling molasses cookies into the ice cream. Add until ice cream maker is full, or as many as you wish. When the ice cream is done, put the excess in the freezer and enjoy your work!
Enjoy! And tag me in your own pictures or stories about homemade ice cream gone wrong (those are always fun) or right (those are always delicious!) on facebook, instagram, twitter. . . or always, on here! If you have a moment, please share it with someone you think might like it. Thank you!
What are your favorite ice cream recipes?