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Monday, July 28, 2014

Tuesday's Table for July 29, 2014

Welcome to Tuesday's Table!  Thank you so much for coming by and sharing all of your wonderful ideas!  I get such inspiration from everyone's links.  We hope you enjoyed our Summer Ice Cream Social - we had a great time and have lot of new ideas to try for next year.







This week's feature is Selma's Table's Lime Ice Cream in a Ginger Snap Crust.  Lime and ginger snaps... delicious combo!  For step-by-step instructions on how to re-create these in your kitchen, head over and see her site.





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And now it's time to fill Tuesday's Table.  What kinds of delicious and creative things have been coming out of your kitchen lately?  I can't wait to see them!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream



Welcome to a Summer Ice Cream Social brought to you by Love in the Kitchen!


In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, we've brought you delcious ice cream treats all week long. Check out the list below if you missed a day.  Before we give our ice cream maker a well-deserved break, we wanted to share one last variety:  Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.


Before our Summer Ice Cream Social started, I asked my husband his favorite flavor of ice cream.  He couldn't decide between mint chocolate chip and chocolate chip cookie dough.  When I said I would make both, he said "you should make them together!"


Turned out to be brilliant!  Mint chocolate chip ice cream is so sweet and refreshing - add chocolate chip cookie dough (one of my favorite things ever) and you've got the Best. Ice. Cream. Ever.  Easy to make too - see how below!


Thanks for stopping by to see what our Summer Ice Cream Social has to offer.  We've had a great time - hope you have too!  Don't forget to check out our Facebook page for more information, and the other posts from this week:


Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

by Susan @ Love in the Kitchen
Prep Time: 25 mnutes
Keywords: dessert chocolate ice-cream American summer
Ingredients (about one quart)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • green food coloring (optional)
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (1/2 package of chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup butter (one stick)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  • Stir together the milk, cream, half and half, sugar, salt and peppermint extract. Mix until the sugar has dissolved. If using, add drops of green food coloring until you have the green color you want.
  • Churn the cream mixture in an ice cream maker for about 25 minutes or according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Meanwhile, melt the 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate pieces in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and continue melting in 15 second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Let cool and transfer the chocolate to a heavy-duty plastic ziploc bag.
  • When the ice cream in the machine is ready, snip a corner off the plastic bag and scribble some of the chocolate into the container, then add a layer of the just-churned ice cream to a storage container. Scribble melted chocolate over the top of the ice cream, then quickly stir it in, breaking up the chocolate into irregular pieces. Continue layering the ice cream, scribbling more chocolate and stirring with each layer.
  • Put the ice cream into the freezer and freeze for about 20 minutes.
  • Now, make the Cookie Dough: Cream the butter in a mixer until soft and fluffy. Add both sugars and mix. Add the vanilla and eggs and mix. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix. Add the chips and mix just until just combined.
  • Remove the ice cream from the freezer, and fold in the chocolate chip cookie dough (you may not need all of it - bake any leftover cookie dough into cookies at 375 for 10 minutes).
  • Freeze the ice cream for at least two hours and serve.
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Making Ice Cream at Home

Welcome to a Summer Ice Cream Social brought to you by Love in the Kitchen!


In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, I'll be bringing you delcious ice cream treats all week long.  Bring your favorite ice cream treats to share on our facebook page.  It can't be a "social" unless y'all stop by!

I wanted to give you some ideas for a few of the tools that you need if you want to make ice cream at home.

This first ice cream maker uses ice, just like the one we had when I was a kid.  One of the best thing about this one is it is very affordable!


This is the ice cream maker that I have.  It has a bowl that you freeze prior to making your ice cream, so does require a little bit of planning.  I keep mine in my freezer all of the time - and in the summer, when I make lots of ice cream, I keep a second bowl in the freezer as well!


You'll also want a great scoop.  I like this one - it doesn't bend regardless how frozen the ice cream is, and is tapered well to scoop ice-cream easily.  And a great price!


So, you don't actually need these bowls, but these are really fun.   

    


You have to stop by tomorrow for our finale... the best ice cream ever.  Seriously.

Thanks for stopping by to see what this week's Summer Ice Cream Social has to offer!  Don't forget to check out our Facebook page for more information, and the other posts from this week:




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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ice Cream... with No Ice Cream Makers


Welcome to a Summer Ice Cream Social brought to you by Love in the Kitchen!


In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, I'll be bringing you delcious ice cream treats all week long.  Bring your favorite ice cream treats to share on our facebook page.  It can't be a "social" unless y'all stop by!

We've been bringing you some wonderful ice cream recipes - but they have all required ice cream makers.  Today I've got something for you that you can make in just 5 minutes in your blender!



This frozen fruit ice cream has only 3 ingredients:  frozen fruit (10 ounces), cream (2/3 cup) and sugar (1/2 cup).  Put them all in a blender and you've got ice cream!


Click here for more ways to make ice cream without an ice cream maker!

Thanks for stopping by to see what this week's Summer Ice Cream Social has to offer!  Don't forget to check out our Facebook page for more information, and the other posts from this week:


* Ice cream photo credit to allrecipes.com

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Mexican Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches


Welcome to a Summer Ice Cream Social brought to you by Love in the Kitchen!


In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, I'll be bringing you delcious ice cream treats all week long.  Bring your favorite ice cream treats to share on our facebook page.  It can't be a "social" unless y'all stop by!


Today I've got an ice cream sandwich that has its first origins at a bar in Stillwater, Minnesota.  We went to Smalley's Pirate Bar several years ago and had the hottest wings ever.  Seriously.  To help alleviate the pain, they offered ice cream sandwiches.  And it mostly works to help with the pain.

I thought, why not combine the heat with the cold?  And I came up with these ice cream sandwiches.


Now, I didn't use ghost peppers, nor did I make it intolerably hot, but this ice cream does pack a bit of a kick.  It leaves a wonderful confusion of creamy-cold and tingly-hot in your mouth.  My co-workers all lined up for seconds!



Thanks for stopping by to see what this week's Summer Ice Cream Social has to offer!  Don't forget to check out our Facebook page for more information, and the other posts from this week:


Mexican Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

by Susan @ Love in the Kitchen
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: dessert chocolate ice-cream American Mexican summer
Ingredients (12 sandwiches)
  • 2 ounces Mexican chocolate squares (or 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate squares or chips)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper (more or less depending on the amount of heat you like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dozen oatmeal cookies (approximately 3 inch diameter)
Instructions
  • Melt chocolate in microwave for 20 seconds. Stir and melt in 10 second increments until smooth and completely melted. Let cool completely.
  • Stir cinnamon and cayenne pepper into chocolate.
  • Add chocolate to milk and stir until combined. Stir in half and half, cream and salt. Add sugar and stir until fully combined and smooth.
  • (If your chocolate does not combine smoothly into your cream and milk mixture, you can microwave the mixture in 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds until the chocolate is completely combined.)
  • Chill in regrigerator for 2 hours (four if you have heated the mixture) or 30 minutes in the freezer (1 hour if you have heated the mixture.)
  • Proces in an ice cream maker for about 25 minutes or according to the manufacturer's instsructions.
  • While ice cream is at soft-serve consistency, spread one half cup of ice cream onto the bottom of one cookie. Place another cookie on top of the ice cream to make a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies.
  • Place sandwiches on cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for 1 hour and serve.
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