Monday, May 12, 2008


When I was a kid a favorite treat was to make homemade ice cream. We had the one you had to churn by hand. All the kids couldn't wait to take their turn. There is nothing like a warm summer evening and the sun never setting till after nine that made being a kid WONDERFUL. I remember playing capture the flag or tag in my bare feet late in the evening. Then going to bed with all the windows open and tossing and turning because it was just too warm. Then by mid morning it would cool off just enough that I would be searching for the sheets to cover me up.

The other evening we got out the ice cream maker. Nope..not a crank by hand.
But you still get to put the ice in it with the salt and hear the churning outside. We got a bunch of chairs and friends and sat around while the kids played all around and made ice cream. I am a vanilla fan, usually, but I found a recipe I could not resist ~ CHOCOLATE MOCHA ~ chocolate and coffee..OMGoodness!!...YUMMO! It tasted like something you would buy at the store...I swear..cross my heart hope to live!! Forget the no sugar diet stuff..*snarf*

I will be trying out lots of recipes this summer. Do you have a favorite recipe?!

Mocha Ice Cream

Prep Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes Yields: 20 servings

2 1/4 cups sugar 3/4 cup baking cocoa 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules Dash salt 3 cups milk 4 eggs, beaten 4 cups half-and-half cream 2 cups heavy whipping cream 3 tablespoons vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, flour, coffee and salt. Gradually add milk and eggs; stir until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon and reaches 160 degrees F, about 15 minutes. Refrigerate until chilled. Stir in the remaining in the remaining ingredients. Fill ice cream freezer cylinder two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2008 Printed from 5/12/2008