This cocoa pebbles ice cream is easy to make and tastes incredible. Plus it uses everyone's favourite chocolate flavoured cereal.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY EVERYONE!
Hope everyone enjoyed their day today. I went to see 21 Jump Street with the hooligans. It was a fun movie.
Wildly inappropriate but wickedly funny. And let's just say it. Channing Tatum is not hard on the eyes. At all. Not...even...a...little!
We ordered some food from a local seasonal place. It's called the Dairy Freez. Has awesome burgers.
I am now chilling out watching Survivor. Yup, pretty good day.
Also got beautiful flowers from boytoy. The other day he brought me Wild Cherry Pepsi, today he shows up with flowers. Mini-me sure knows how to pick them. He has more brownies points than he'll ever need at this point.
Today also made me miss my Mom more than normal. For regular readers you know I lost her when I was 15. I've written about her before.
I just tend to be on edge on Mother's Day. Nothing horrible, no crying or moping. I enjoy my time with the kids but in the back of my mind there are lots of thoughts about how life would be different if they knew her. I think she epitomized what being a mother is.
She was kind, caring, supportive, funny and protective.
She ALWAYS put us first!
To me that's what Moms do. They love all of you. Not just pieces of you.
They show up. To everything. Not just the things they like. They support you when life is hard. They listen when you need an ear.
It's also what grandparents do. My kids missed out on that. My Mom would have kicked ass being a Gramma.
She would have spent time with them, loved them, read books with B-Dude, taken mini-me riding, taken them shopping, baked cookies with them, hung out and laughed hysterically with them every moment she could.
Time missed out on. So I think quietly about that all day long. That they missed out on having a great gramma who would have loved them whole heartedly for all that they are.
I was lucky to have that growing up. My Mom's mother was amazing.
Our gramma spent time with us, made us laugh, and played with us all the time. She talked to us and took an active interest in our lives.
I remember after my Mom passed away I would stop at my Gramma's house to talk, and she would make me french fries. Sometimes we'd just sit there, sometimes we'd talk about Mom, sometimes I'd talk about boys.
I am so happy I had that type of influence in my life. She passed a year after my Mom passed. Gramma was the biggest spitfire you could ever meet in your life. I miss her too.
So, the moral of today's story is appreciate your Moms. You are incredibly lucky to have them in your life. Tell them that.
You can never spend too much time with them and you can never love the people in your lives too much. It's just not possible.
I highly recommend making ice cream with the people you love.
Ice cream cures all. Little known mom secret.
This recipe is adapted from their Cuisinart's Simple Chocolate Ice Cream.
More Ice Cream Recipes:
- Saffron Ice Cream
- Heavenly Hash
- Turtles Ice Cream
- Ice Cream Bites
- Eskimo Pie with Pistachios
- Black Forest Ice Cream
- Roasted Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
- Strawberry Sherbert in Cooky Cups
You can also check out the recipe index for tons of recipes that use cereal in fun and unique ways. I LOVE baking with cereal in a big way!
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Cocoa Pebbles Ice Cream
- In a stand mixer whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, brown sugar, salt, and whole milk. Mix until well combined.
- Now add the heavy cream and vanilla extract and whisk again for a couple of minutes.
- Cover the bowl and stick in the fridge for about one hour.
- Remove and transfer to a frozen ice cream bowl.
- Place that on your machine.
- Turn on and mix for about 10 minutes until it's almost hardened.
- Add the cocoa pebbles. Mix briefly.
- It can be eaten immediately or you can pop it back in the freezer until needed.
- Serve with a big old chocolatey rock your whole mouth smile!
The next recipe coming up is also a Cocoa Pebbles recipe. I go on tangents, what can I say. If you haven't seen the Cocoa Pebbles Krispies yet you should check those out. They had a nutella and chocolate frosting on them. So good I may have eaten the whole batch by myself.
Thanks for visiting today!