I was born and raised in central Texas, and if you ask any Texan what they think of when they hear the word summer, you will probably get an answer that involves streaks of 100+ degree days and trying to beat the heat! Some years when the heat got unbearable, my friends and family would venture somewhere else. Another state further up north, or out of the country all together! Since we couldn’t travel this year, I have been making dishes that remind me of my time away to bring some fun to my quarantine. This time, I was inspired by my trip to Ireland, so I decided to bring my favorite adult beverage and my favorite childhood snacks together to help cool down the hot days! I created a Jameson and coffee infused ice cream with Snickers bites for a crunch! I also wanted my golden retriever, Benjamin, to join in on the fun, so I made a companion ice cream for him. It was amazing kicking back and enjoying this treat with my best friend. Here is the recipe and remember to make everydaylicious!
Ingredients and Equiptment
Human Ice Cream
- heavy cream 2 cups
- sweet and condensed milk 1 can (14 ounces)
- whisky 1/4 cup
- caramel coffee creamer 1/4 cup
- espresso powder or fine instant coffee (I used two individually wrapped single serving packets of Cefe Bustelo, but you can measure out a couple of tablespoons to taste of any brand you want)
- snickers bar 1 kings sized
Dog Ice cream
- plain Greek yogurt
- peanut butter (you can really add any treats that your dog likes! Carrots and peanut butter are just my dog’s favorite!)
- whisk, hand mixer, or standing mixer
- container with a lid or cling wrap
Making the Human Ice Cream
Step 1: Make the ice cream base
Measure two cups of heavy whipping cream into a bowl or your standing mixer with a whisk attachment. Beat on high until stiff peaks (That is when you heavy cream has become whipped cream.) Next, on a medium speed, mix in one 14 ounce can of sweet and condensed milk until fully incorporated.
Step 2: Add the fixin’s
This is where you can add anything that you want to the base, but if you would like to follow my recipe, this is what I added! Mix in 1/4 cup of whiskey (I used Jameson, because it is my favorite and reminds me of a simpler time when I could travel!) 2 packets of instant espresso coffee, 1/4 cup of caramel coffee creamer, and 1 king sized snicker’s bar cut into chunks.
Step 3: Freeze!
After you have mixed in all of your ingredients, transfer the mixture to a container with an air-tight lid. You can also use a simple freezer friendly bowl and cover it with shrink wrap! Pop it in the freezer and in 4 hours, your ice cream will be ready to go!
Making the Dog Icecream
Step 1: Mix
For the dog ice cream, all you have to do is mix Greek yogurt with any treats your dog loves. I used 3 cups of Greek yogurt, cut up about 5 baby carrots, melted about 1/4 cup of peanut butter, and mixed all of it together in a bowl. Its that easy!
Step 2: Freeze
Transfer the ingredients to the freezer in a dog safe tupperwear (I probably wouldn’t use glass). I put it into small containers so that they are single serve. It is convenient just to pop it out the freezer and give it to Benjamin! This also takes about 4 hours to set!
I hope you and your furry friend enjoy these recipes! Let me know if you try it and remember to make everydaylicious!