Today is reveal day for The Secret Recipe Club. For those unfamiliar with SRC, it's a group of bloggers who make recipes from each others blogs once a month. It's a big group so we're split into 4 mini groups. We each post on different days each month. You get assigned a blog and then you pick a recipe from it to make and highlight on your own site. It's great fun to participate. You know I enjoy sharing the love with my fellow bloggers so this group is right up my alley.
This month I was assigned Phemomenon. I could not have been more thrilled. Holly is an amazing woman and I've enjoyed getting to know her better through the blog. She's been blogging for quite some time so I had tons of recipes to choose from. I had a blast going through her archives. This lady is seriously talented and very diverse in her cooking. Makes looking around the blog a real treat. She has a wonderful writing style as well. So if you haven't met Holly yet I suggest you get your butts over there and check her out. You will love every recipe you see. The glimpse into her home life as well will make you feel like your part of the family. I highly recommend you add it to your reading list.
I was going to make Holly's Nutella Sweet Rolls but we were all sick this weekend so I decided to look for something that would soothe some sore throats. We had the flu but there's also a cold bug being passed around by son. BTW thanks B-Dude! So I put the Nutella Sweet Rolls on my to do list for the future and looked around for something cold and refreshing. I found her Stone Soup Ice Cream. It intrigued me for the obvious reason of me being an ice cream monger. But also because I liked that it had some interesting facts about it. Stone Soup led to Holly making Rocky Road Ice Cream which lead me to have some fun with it because in Canada it's called Heavenly Hash. I started to do it as a vanilla base and was going to divide it in half so I could marble it during the freezing process. But I had a blogging crisis which I will explain later, so I ended up just making it a chocolate base and adding two kinds of marshmallows, some chocolate chips and some almonds. I got a little carried away and may have overflowed my ice cream maker with all the additions. It's what I do. More is better right. Apparently not always. So I hope you enjoy this Heavenly Hash Ice Cream. I figured I owed you one since I didn't get to put up my ice cream post yesterday. Again, blogging crisis of epic proportions. So we'll dub this Sunday and we can all eat ice cream today. Since this is fantasy land we'll also dub this "calories don't count day" so have at it in a big way. Eat the whole bowl, hell, eat the whole tub. If calories don't count I may make another batch.
Heavenly Hash Ice Cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cups heavy cream
- ¾ cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup white mini marshmallows
- 1 cup colour mini marshmallows
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 4 ounces of semi sweet chocolate grated
- In a stand mixer whisk together your whole milk, sugar, cocoa, molasses and almond extract. Mix for about 3 or 4 minutes.
- Add your heavy cream and mix again until it thickens just a bit. About another 3 or 4 minutes.
- Cover the bowl and set in fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Remove from fridge and transfer liquid to FROZEN ice cream bowl. Attach that to your ice cream maker and turn on. Let it mix for about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Now add your almonds, marshamallows, chocolate and chocolate chips. Continue to mix for another 5 to 7 minutes, or until it thickens.
- Serve immediately or stick in the freezer to harden it more.
- If you pop it in the freezer make sure you take it out about 5 minutes before serving so it’s easier to scoop.
- Serve with a big old nutty, almondy, chocolately, heavenly hash smile!
Hope you enjoyed the ice cream. I know I did. *whips chocolate off her face* It's an easy to make, no egg version. I tend to like the no egg recipes cuz I'm all
busy lazy and stuff. Eating copious amounts of ice cream is hard work folks. Cut a girl some slack!
Okay in other news I had a blogging crisis of epic proportions last night. Yesterday I was doing some tweaking on my google+ account. I added some photos and then noticed some personal pics of me and the kids. I wasn't keen on others seeing them, you know I give the kids full right of refusal for blog photos. So I decided to delete the album. Ya, don't do this. EVER! It is linked to your Blogger blog and will delete your photos from your blog. Not kidding! So you're all thinking "But Kim you have a wordpress site". Yes I do, but I had a blogger account first so any photos that were on the original blogger posts will disappear even if you are now with wordpress. I called my hosting company and they did a restore but it won't restore anything that was originally a blogger post. I contacted Kita who scrambled with me to try to find a solution. After reading a link she sent me I went into google+ and played around. I found one large album still there so I changed the settings to public which restored about half my photos. So about half or more are still M.I.A. and I'll have to go back and add them manually. There is no fix once they've been deleted. You are essentially screwed when you do this. So just so you guys do not make the same mistake, do not ever delete albums from google+. Now this means I have to go back through a years worth of posts and redo pics. Yup, I'm going to be a busy gal. So instead of getting upset and freaking out I've decided I may as well making lemons into lemonade. I will take it as a sign I should finish going back through the blog to insert the print feature on all the past posts. I also do other SEO and tag stuff as I go back. I've only managed to backtrack to December after moving the blog. There's always so many other things to do. So this will give me the push I needed to bust my hump and get it done asap. So this will mean if you are a fellow blogger you may not see me commenting for a couple of weeks. I need to really focus and get this done. So I'm putting my "determined work cap" on and having at it. I just need to plow through and finish it. I anticipate long hours and long nights, no sunlight or social life till it's finished. But I know it'll be worth it. So wish me luck and know I am dropping off the face of the planet for a while but it's for a good cause. I'll be glad when it's done and then I can just blog forward which will be so nice. So thanks in advance for understanding.
In other news I have duck photos for you. They are still here and it's all I can do to not bring them in the house and adopt all 11 babies and mom. They are too cute for words. I am completely taken with the runt. So enjoy. ignore the weeds in the yard. Canada has weird lawn additive laws. So I need to make a run to the states. Oops I did not just say that. Anyhow we can't add anything till the ducks are gone and we have puppy in the kennel for a bit. So we'll probably wait and spray in late summer. Not the optimal time but what can you. First we had a stray cat living in the yard, now ducks. I swear they must all be telling their friends to come on by cuz these people feed you, and give you fluffy beds, and tubs to swim in. Yup, total sucker.
Hope you enjoyed the recipe and the glimpse into my farm in suburbia. Heck at this point I think we should just move horsey to the suburbs with us. She'd fit right in.
Make sure you stop by some of the other wonderful people involved with The Secret Recipe Club. There is a lot of talented bloggers participating each month. You might find some new blogs to add to your reading list. Thanks again to Holly for the great recipe. I love your blog so much.
Toodles and smoochies! xx
I used to eat Heavenly Hash all the time as a kid! Thanks for the memory!
It's so good right. Glad to bring back a memory for you. xx
Amy @ A Little Nosh
1. Please tell me you took a spoon and ate all that beautiful ice cream that you dumped on the counter! I may die if I find out it went to waste.
2. Can you email me about who you used to switch to WP?
If you haven’t already, I’d love if you’d check out my SRC pick this month, Dark Chocolate S’mores Pie!
Hi Amy. I'm swamped atm but will email you tonight/tomorrow with some info. Thanks for visiting. And no I have a germ phobia but luckily my son does not. Lol!
Jaida (Sweet Beginnings)
Oh, ice cream...perfect way to start the summer season! Great pick for SRC!
Thanks so much Jaida.
Bummer on losing all of those pictures! Thanks for the warning. Although I host most of the pictures that appear on my blog on Flickr just in case something awful happens to my blog. (If something awful happens to Flickr, I'm in trouble.) Anyway, on to the recipe! Nice! And I love the pictures - great imagination. Excellent post - thanks.
I know right. I had to try really hard not to freak right out last night. I don't use Flickr but apparently I should. I'm working on a way to never have this happen again.
Thanks. I had fun with this. I adore working with ice cream.
Growing up heavenly hash was my favorite but it paled in comparison to what you made, yours looks fabu.
I once deleted an album but thankfully it was only about six pictures but I did have to go back and add them manually to my posts again so I'll never do that again.
We too have baby ducks, they're so cute.
If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry Candied Popcorn.
Cook Lisa Cook
Awe thanks Lisa. I had fun with this months challenge. Love making ice cream.
Mine was hundreds. No idea how I managed to do it. I am in for a lot of work to restore it. Ugh!
Omg they are so sweet. I just want to stay outside and watch them 24/7.
Maggie @ Kitchie Coo
Ohhhh...how I yearn for an ice cream maker of my own to so I can make delicious ice cream like this at home! Hoping to get one for my birthday at the end of June, so we'll see, fingers crossed. This ice cream is one of my favorites!! Yummmmmmmy!
Great tip on the Google+ albums, but sorry you had to find that out the hard way to pass that info along!
I hope you get one. They are so wonderful to have. I got the cheaper Cuisinart version. It makes enough for us and works fabulously. I think it was about $80 in Canada, so they are probably about $60 in the States. I'll cross my fingers too just to be safe.
Thanks. This is one super ice cream. So delish.
Oh man I almost cried. I could barely breathe when I realized what happened. Thanks for the kind words.
I LOVE the ducks!!! I want to adopt them too. Sooo adorable.
I know right. There's 11 so we can share.
Jen @ Juanita's Cocina
Oh Kim. You poor thing! I'm so sorry about the pics!
But on a good note, you have ice cream and ducks!
Thanks Jen. I am trying not to freak right out. Holding on by a thread.
Right, there's always an upside. I stocked up on pistachios for the job. Lol!
One word: WANT! I really need to get out my ice cream maker.
Lol, thanks. You must. Mine is on my counter year round. I live on the edge.
Oh little duckies! Soooo cute! Sorry about the sickness and epic bloggy tragedy at your house lately! I LOVE that you went back so far and dug out that ice cream recipe! I just finally replaced my ice cream maker so I can't wait to try your version. As far as I'm concerned, there can't really be too many mix-ins so it looks awesome! Thanks for the fantastic write-up too. I've loved getting to know you better! Good luck with your hard work coming up to fix the photo issue (and thanks for the warning!).
Aren't they cute. Love them to bits and want them to stay little forever.
Thanks. We are on the mend. The blog on the other hand is going to take some serious work.
I was determined to make something to mend our sickie ways. It was a riot looking through all your stuff. You have such a plethora of options. I love diverse blogs like yours. I get bored on the ones that only do one type of food.
I'll be keeping in touch. I want to try your nutella rolls and that chocolate granola. I'm gonna be honest though, it's not going to be at all healthy!
Most welcome. Never delete albums from google+. Ugh!
Isabelle @ Crumb
Oh my, what memories you've just stirred up, Kim. Heavenly Hash is my mother's favourite ice cream flavour, though I haven't had it in years... not since I moved away from home at the tender age of 19, in fact! (The other flavour we usually had kicking around was spumoni, which is a little harder to find.)
I'm bookmarking this recipe to make the next time she's in town. She'll die. DIE, I tell you.
PS - I like this "calories don't count day" idea. I like it a lot.
PPS - Sorry to hear about your blogging crisis. This is one of the many, many reasons I host all my photos on Flickr - Google is way too keen on merging their different products together and shoving Google+ down our throats. Ick.
PPPS - Squeeeeeeee! Baby duckies!!!
It's a Canuck hallmark I think. I just had to do it. My dad liked spumoni. I should try making that too. You must make this for her. She will love it. Love, I tell you!
pps *cries* I never used Flickr cuz I didn't trust it. It seemed shifty. Look how that worked out. Lol.
I feel a sore throat coming on, perhaps I do need to indulge in some of that heavenly hash-probably the only good thing about getting sick!
I have not had this flavor in ages and it is a tasty reminder, need to have some soon.
Love the ducks, the best thing about the change to warmer weather-all of natures creatures are out and about. Enjoy the day!
See now that's being proactive there Tina. Ward off those evil germies. Ice cream cures all germies.
I just could not help myself. Heavenly Hash is a Canadian legend. Had to be done.
They are so cute. I just want to keep them as pets.
Good looking ice cream you've got going on here. I see no eggs, how cool is that? Love the duck photos.
Thanks. I never use eggs in any of mine. Just seems like so much more effort. I avoid effort. At all costs. Thanks, aren't they cute!
Oh wow, too bad about the overflow, but what's not to love about chocolate ice cream with almonds and marshmallow?
Right. So good. I fell in love with this one. Tastes amazing.
DB-The Foodie Stuntman
Make sure you back up the pics this time!
Lol, I thought they were. I assumed wordpress and the hosting company backs them up. Apparently not. I have all the photos on my pc so it's just a matter of inputting them all back in the posts. But I hate flickr so I don't want to go that route. I would never guess editing albums on google+ would remove photos from my blog. Especially when I'm not on blogger any more. Lesson learned. Thank goodness I save all my photos. Whew.
Oh my ! Oh my ! You have me drooling over here ! Let me get some tissue first ! lol Hope you resolve these photo issues asap ! 😉 Goodluck ! 😀 Hmmmm Roast duck ! hee hee
They have to be redone one by one. So bummed.
Never. Np game meat here at the Bee house. We consider duck game meat. Mini-me would cry.
Anna @ hiddenponies
HA, I love that smashed ice cream photo! I'm just picturing a sad-faced kid who dropped it and you licking your lips waiting for them to move on so you can snatch it up 🙂
Lol, I had so much fun with the photos. Some food is just a riot to shoot.
wow! this ice cream is so loaded with STUFF! i love it! can't wait to make it for the summer...
Thanks so much. It is so good.
Sandra's Easy Cooking
OMG...Kim...I did that when my pics were gone, but some people had the same problem..was it me or google now? hmmm...
Yea I had to add then manually, but didn't find all...So sorry honey, i know how frustrating that must be!
Your photos are fantastic..love your new style!! Keep it up!!! Love ice-cream...very tempting before bed LOL!!!!
Google for sure. Not cool at all. I will sort it out. I have to upload them all one by one. Should be a fun couple of months of work. Starting tomorrow so I can make use of hubs 3 days off work. He's on puppy duty while I have at it.
Thanks. This was fun to shoot. Having a blast playing with my camera.
I haven't had Heavenly Hash in ages and it has been a couple weeks since I made ice cream, sounds like its time to break out the ice cream maker
You must. I keep mine on the counter at all times. One never knows when there might be an ice cream emergency.