Let the dipping commence.
And with the dipping – the sound of Christmas music…
Peanut Butter Balls, Oreo Truffles, Cookie Dough Truffles, Mint Truffles.
Each recipe a piece of our family traditions.
Each bite a taste of Christmas.
None perfect. But like the rest of our celebration – homemade and beloved.
I was looking for something cold to beat the heat – when I stumbled across this gem in an old cookbook on my shelf.
It was obviously written back when people eat things made with raw eggs and never worried about salmonella.
I had no qualms making it – since I could use our own farm fresh eggs that I knew were handled properly.
But then I still eat raw cookie dough and make my homemade ice cream with a raw base. 🙂
If you are brave enough to try it – you are in for a treat! The creamy chocolate base is reminiscent of a fudgecicle. Cold creamy and wonderful!
Chocolate Fudgecicle Dessert
2 cups graham cracker crust
1/4 butter, melted
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
1 quart vanilla ice cream
Mix the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press into a 8 x 8 pan.
Cream the powdered sugar with the 1/2 cup butter. Add the melted chocolate, vanilla and egg yolks. Mix well.
Stiffly beat the eggs whites. Fold carefully into the chocolate mixture. Spread on crumb crust and chill.
When filling is firm, spread softened ice cream over it. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if you desire. I just swirled the top with Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
Freeze and enjoy!
So what does a coffee addict do when the temperatures hit the 90’s, the humidity is soaring – and they need their coffee fix?
They head to Pinterest and find a recipe for Iced Mocha!
That’s just what Dagmar – our resident coffee aficionado – did.
She made it – fell in love with it – and the girls have been indulging ever since!
(Please note that I said the girls – that does not include me! I have never tasted this recipe – nor do I plan to – ever! You all know my thoughts on that stuff! And to think – they actually wasted good chocolate in it! I shudder.)
But anyway –
It starts with frozen coffee ice cubes, so now they keep an ice cube tray of coffee in the freezer just in case a craving hits.
Which it does. Daily.
2 cups cold coffee (try different flavors for a twist)
1 tray of coffee ice cubes
1/2 whole milk (or coffee creamer – especially flavored!)
1 ounce chocolate syrup
Throw everything in the blender and whiz.
Pour it into a fancy glass and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup!
This can serve up to four – if you share.