I miss Seattle. I miss my friends and I miss the food. I have a horrible sweet tooth and LOVE ice cream and cupcakes.Consequently, I also need to lose about 40 more pounds so maybe it's a good thing that I don't live in Seattle anymore. I've been trying to recreate Seattle cupcakes since we got here.
About a month and a half ago I ordered two books off Amazon Trophy Cupcakes and Parties and Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream. I also ordered an ice cream maker for Big Red. (Big Red is my mixer. He's awesome. We've been together 7 years.) Long story short, ice cream maker came, and it had the wrong parts (refurbished, and the parts that were wrong were broken AND dirty.) Kitchenaid was great and sent me replacements right away, but I still had to wait. MAN, I-HATE-WAITING! (Yesterday was national caps lock day, I'm still celebrating.) I have the patience of a 6 year old (which could be why we got along so well when I taught.)
Well, the plan finally came together and my pieces came over the weekend.
The book talks about how she uses fresh, local ingredients. Since I don't have Whole
It is not Girl Scout cookie season, so I bought the Keebler Grasshopper Cookies, instead of Thin Mints.
|Big Red in action.|
Does it taste the same? Pretty dang close! I'm pretty sure that Molly Moon has some magical fairy dust that she sprinkles onto her ice cream. Each year the school I worked at has an AMAZING auction. Molly Moon would donate a HUGE 5 gallon tub of ice cream for the dessert dash (tables go up by the amount of money donated.) Somehow, we always managed the ice cream. It was my favorite part of the night!
I got all the ingredients for the Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream and got that ready to go in tomorrow morning. I keep reminding myself that I can't eat it all.
Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream...
I MAY have found a new project at the Transfer Station tonight. I put the pictures up on FBX Adventure's in Parenting's Facebook page. Click to see it, OH, and humor me...click "like" on the page.