Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention, please!
I finally got an ice cream maker (as a birthday present, thanks to my cousin and his family-you will not regret it, I swear!).
And the timing couldn’t be more appropriate, as the temperature seems to rise (I think something like 39 C / over 100F ) and the heat makes it unbearable to do anything. I didn’t go to the beach this weekend (as nearly every person living in Greece did), of course, but I spent Saturday morning outside running errands and shopping, as well as attending my regular weekly (midday) aerial yoga class (which thanks to the weather was a HOT aerial yoga class). When I went back home, I was ready to lay my body on the marble floor, underneath the A/C (trust me it’s the best thing for instant cooling), but the thought of the ice cream attachment cooling in the freezer kept me going.
I prepared a quick and easy recipe, with only 4 ingredients (plus 1 I added), to test drive my new toy. The choice of a chocolate recipe was not a very clever one (at least not in a white kitchen), but at least I could see the splatter on the walls easier than if it was a vanilla one.
I also decided that my kitchen was not hot enough, so I baked some cookie cups/”beds” for the ice cream, from cookie dough I had in my freezer (I always save some when I prepare cookies). You can see them below, they turned out lovely (at least half of them), a sugar cookie dough cup/bed, sprinkled with fuchsia sprinkles for the girls (matching my new nail polish).
Plain for the guys, on a “bed of a white choc chip cookie”. Served and consumed outside, on the balcony or in the garden (if you have one).
Α few words about the recipe:
- It’s super easy, with only 4+1 ingredients, it really reminded me of chocolate milk (with a coconut twist)
- It doesn’t contain any eggs, as I have a thing with using not sufficiently cooked ones in desserts
- If you don’t have an ice cream machine, I guess you can do it manually like I did in this recipe
- The recipe below makes about half a kilo ice cream (1 pint)
- the cookie cups/”beds” were made from two different doughs I had stored in my freezer, one classic vanilla cookie recipe and the other this recipe
Chocolate cookies and cream ice cream (with coconut milk)
recipe barely adapted from Two Peas & their Pod
1 (400ml) can coconut milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
10 Oreos, crushed
1 tBsp. rum (optional)
Combine the coconut milk, sugar, cocoa powder and rum in the mixer bowl (or a blender, or mix by hand) and mix for 30 seconds or until all the ingredients are combined.Chill the mixture for an hour (if you can, or more).
Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. During the last 5 minutes of churning, add the crushed Oreos.
When it is ready, transfer the ice cream to a plastic container, cover, and freeze until ready to eat.