Feel-good Friday: E Z Ice Cream

The operative word here is “EASY”

“I don’t cry over spilt milk but a single scoop of fallen ice cream can ruin my whole day”

LOOK WHAT I MADE:

Coffee

Coffee Ice Cream

Chocolate/Rocky Road

Chocolate/Rocky Road


So what if it’s November?  I might be craving a hot bowl of soup, but no matter what the weather is doing outside it doesn’t make sense to pass up a bowl of ice cream.  I can do both hot & cold.icecream1

A friend told me about a really simple recipe to make coffee ice cream. It rang a bell – I think I may have even run across it somewhere like on Facebook but ignored it. In fact it seemed so ridiculously easy to make with only 3 ingredients and no machine involved that out of simple curiousity I immediately went to work on it.  Couldn’t believe how good it turned out.  I let another friend sample a spoonful.  She’s really picky and doesn’t even like coffee ice cream but thought it was very good.  So here it is:

3 Tbsp. of instant coffee (make sure it’s instant and not regular ground coffee)

½ can of sweetened condensed milk

2 ½ cups of whipping cream (but don’t whip it)

Using an electric mixer beat everything together until just mixed and pour it into a container and freeze.  That’s it!

Note: I froze a few in individual ceramic serving bowls and the rest in a plastic yogurt container.  Once frozen, the one in plastic took a few minutes to scoop out because it tends to freeze a little harder than store bought ice cream.  It was delicious!

But I didn’t stop at coffee:

Easy Chocolate Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Stir together sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder and vanilla in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form (do not over beat.)icecream7
  3. Fold sweetened milk mixture into whipped cream. Pour into a 2 quart container, cover and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Notes

I made this original recipe my own by adding some semi-sweet chocolate chips, mini marshmallows & toasted coconut flakes (but no nuts) – a less rockier road!

recipe source ChocolateChocolateandmore.com

because ice cream makes everything better (even if only  temporarily)

Such a sweet line. Someone actually used it on me once & I believed him.

Such a sweet lie line. Someone actually used it on me once & I believed him.


Here’s a good line:

Have a great weekend. Take it easy, make it easy and don’t take life so seriously!

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