Double Chocolate Brownie

In light of the on-going pandemic, I have decided to feature some guest bloggers. This will not only minimize my grocery store runs, but also give people an outlet for creativity during this uncertain time.

This weeks guest blogger: Keli
My husband and I received an ice cream maker as a wedding gift. I took 2.5 years and coronavirus for us to finally open the box. After being in self-isolation for exactly  half a day, I went into a stress baking spiral. I made some gluten free brownies and topped them off with Manoa Chocolate cacao nibs. I work for Manoa Chocolate and can tell you a lot about chocolate, but I’ll save that for the factory tours 😉 

I recommend pairing this weeks flavor with a full bottle of quarantine wine and a face mask

Ingredients

Base
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
0.75 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract

The Rest
1 cup day old refrigerated brownies (I used a box of GF brownie mix & added my own cacoa nibs)
1/4 cup extra cacao nibs 

Directions

Bake brownies according to instructions, option to top with extra cacoa niobs, and refrigerate overnight.

Using a mixer on low speed whisk to combine the milk and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.

Crumble brownies into small chunks and mix for another minute.

Cover and refrigerate over night.

Add the base to your ice cream maker and churn to the manufactures instructions.

Place finished ice cream in an airtight container for at least 1 hour before you serve and enjoy. 

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Banana Chocolate Chip

I wish I could say I am less frazzled this week, but after returning from vacation we moved, so it’s been a bit non-stop. In the midst of moving, I will admit that I grabbed the easiest thing available for this weeks flavor.

We eat an insane amount of bananas each week and I always have at least two bunches in stock. I mostly use frozen ones, while my husband likes fresh ones in his oatmeal. Since I have been experimenting with fruit lately, I figured bananas would be easy, but I was cautious on how it would taste. I was very pleasantly surprised, it’s delicious. I’ve actually been wondering how I could tweak this a bit to give it more of a banana bread flavor (maybe in a few weeks). Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I did. I recommend pairing this was some sipping whiskey.

Ingredients

Base
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
0.5 cup sugar
Dash of vanilla

The Rest
2 Bananas
0.3 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

Blend the bananas and the whole milk together until fully blended.

In a sauce pan create the base by combining the milk-banana mixture, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved.

Add the base to your ice cream maker and churn to the manufactures instructions.

Once fully churned, slowly add in the chocolate chips

Refrigerate for a few hours.

Serve and enjoy!

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