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Warning: Addicting and Delicious Ice Cream Recipe Ahead!
Our family loves making homemade ice cream and I can tell you we have enjoyed our share of it this summer.
Chuck and I bought our first ice cream maker when we were newlyweds and were blown away at just how delicious the homemade stuff is and how easy it is to make. We have tried a variety of flavors over the years, including our favorites: vanilla, ginger, chocolate, and mint chocolate chip.
Unfortunately, I found out earlier this year that my favorite ice cream (Java Chip Frappuccino) was no longer being made. I tried half a dozen other variations of ice cream and couldn’t find one with the rich, coffee flavor I was craving. So I decided to come up with my own. A few experiments and I came up The Perfect Ice Cream Recipe.
My kids devoured this stuff. It was so good in fact, that I had to make it three different times to get the photos for this post. You know why? Because not once, but twice Chuck ate the last of the ice cream from the freezer. The portion I was saving to photograph for this post.
Without further ado:
Mocha Pretzel Ice Cream Recipe:
In a bowl combine:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups half and half
3 packets of Starbucks Via coffee. Stir these in well. Trust me, you don’t want a chunk of undissolved instant coffee in your ice cream!
1 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Pour into ice cream maker; follow manufacturers instructions to freeze. When ice cream reaches desired thickness add in one bar of dark chocolate (grated). Mix in gently and place in freezer.
When ready to serve, add in pieces of broken pretzel. DON’T skip this step! I know it sounds weird, but I promise it really “makes” the ice cream.
How about you? Do you ever make homemade ice cream? What’s your favorite flavor?by