on saturday night we had our friends, sissy and brother in law, and my brother over--so mommy could get a little adult stimulation! i'm going to make more of an effort to do this on a regular basis, it seriously helps my all around well being!! we went easy for dinner. just burgers, some potato salad and a couple of bloomin' onions! oh so yummy!
we were right in the middle of a very disgusting heat wave, so i was NOT turning my oven on! i wasn't sure what i was going to make for dessert...until i remembered about my ice cream maker that i had only ever used once since receiving it as a wedding gift--almost seven years ago!! here is the recipe i used:
Chocolate Chip mint Ice cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream, well chilled
1 tsp peppermint extract
4 squares of baker's chocolate chopped fine(or use chocolate chips!)
In a medium bowl, whisk to combine milk and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. stir in heavy cream and peppermint. turn on ice cream machine and pour mixture in. let mix until think, about 25-30 minutes. during the last 5 minutes, add chocolate. Transfer into a freezer safe bowl, and place in freezer until ready to use.
that's it!! now, i couldn't just have the ice cream! so to make it even more delicious, i made some homemade magic shell! you'll need: 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup coconut oil(measured while solid). microwave for one minute(depending on your microwave), let stand for a minute or two, then stir until smooth. pour over ice cream, or store it in the frige--you'll need to microwave again until smooth.
*you can also use butter in place of the coconut oil.