Hi folks. Hope everyone is well and all excited for the Christmas season. I cannot believe it’s only 2 weeks away. I do not even have my tree yet. House is not decorated. I am not done my shopping. I am usually done my shopping by April. Funny how times change. It’s all good though. I have reasons for being a slacker this year. So I am content in my slackerdom, my slackerhood, my slackeresque ways.
I have been baking up a storm today. I was “conveniently” in the kitchen with a clear view of the living room today. Why you ask? Wellllll, mini-me had her boyfriend over today. Yup, you heard that right. Mini-me has a boy toy. For anyone who isn’t a regular reader or maybe you are a regular reader and have always thought mini-me was quite young. She is not a toddler, she is actually almost an adult. She turns 18 in just over a week. This is her first boyfriend. They have been friends forever and a day. I know the young man, he’s a nice kid. Navy reserves, in University doing a double major. So it’s okay that she’s dating. *gulp* I am completely okay with my daughter dating. *double gulp* It doesn’t even bother in me in the least that my little girl is growing up and has a boy toy. *triple gulp* I am progressive, I’m hip, I’m….lying through my teeth. I do however like him. But she’s my BABY. So I made sure I had one eye on them at all times. I’m sure he was really comfortable with it. I’m sure it wasn’t weird at all. I mean I just “happened” to need to bake all day while they watched movies 10 feet away. Yup, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I have to say if it does not work out between him and mini-me our puppy is going to be destroyed. Little Malia just fell in love with the poor guy. She harassed him something awful. I’m not positive but there may be bite marks on his nose and neck. Love bites I’m sure. I mean she’s just a cute little puppy. I mean she is so well behaved and ….okay totally lying again. She is a little hooligan, a rogue agent sent in to destroy everything and everyone in her path. She’s the demon spawn of Satan I swear to goodness. She has 666 tattooed on her I’m telling you. So if things don’t work out with him and mini-me he better just adopt Malia. I have to say she is coping well since we NEVER have visitors. This was only the second time since we’ve had her that someone has stopped by. The first time was a friend of mine and the demon spawn peed all over the place when she came in. Got a little too excited. So this time she just got excited, so we’re making progress right. Baby steps right. Demon spawn baby steps.
So I made this gorgeous ice cream last week but I was sick and not posting much. I figured I had better get it up here before Christmas comes and goes. I have another fun one for you but I may wait until after Christmas to show you. So this bumped the super fun one. Aren’t you happy to hear that. Aren’t you just dying to know what it is? Yeah well mystery loves company, wait, no that’s not right. Well the suspense is killing you. Wait, that doesn’t sound very nice either. How about I just say “oh boohoo, get over it”. Oh jeez, did I just say that out loud? I meant *smiles sweetly* I shall surely post this lovely recipe in the very near future so all my lovely fans can marvel at its beauty. Did I tell you that you look pretty today? And thin?”
Alrighty roo folks enough of this silliness, let’s get on with the show. Or blog. Or whatever.
- In your stand mixer combine whole milk and sugar. Mix until sugar dissolves.
- Now add salt and mix for a second or two.
- Now add your heavy cream and peppermint extract, mix well.
- Cover this bowl and stick in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
- Remove and uncover. Transfer liquid to FROZEN ice cream maker bowl.
- Crush your candy canes and pop those into the ice cream maker bowl as well. (tip- if you don’t want them too mixed in add them by hand later)
- Turn on your ice cream maker and let it run for 15 to 20 minutes.
- You can either serve immediately or cover it and stick it in the freezer until ready to serve.
- If serving later make sure you take it out about 10 or so minutes before you want to eat it.
- You can garnish it with more crushed peppermint candy canes.
- Serve with a big Christmasy smile!
Gorgeous right?! I’ll give you one more peek before you love and leave me.
Yup, that’s some dang fine ice cream. Almost makes me forget that my baby girl is dating a boy. *cries uncontrollably*
Toodles and smoochies! xx