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Milk Stout Chocolate Ice Cream

Milk Stout Chocolate Ice Cream

I was recently introduced to Nitro Milk Stout by Left Hand Brewery and not only is it a lovely stout, it worked beautifully in a stout gingerbread recipe I posted in December. When I came across a Guiness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream recipe by David Lebovitz, I knew it would be another great experiment to swap with this heady, slightly sweet stout. Indeed, a mostly very milk chocolate ice cream with a stout-y layer, it’s a treat. Especially with our chilly February temperatures, because after all, doesn’t smooth and sweet ice cream taste best in winter?

Snow Cream!

Snow Cream

We are midday through a nice little snowstorm today, a beautiful one actually, with loads of fluffy snow (10″ and counting) and mild temps in the mid 30’s. A perfect snow for a walk in the woods which we may do after lunch. It is also perfect snow for Snow Cream:

Snow Cream
1 cup freshly fallen snow
1 1/2-2T sugar
3T heavy cream
1/4t vanilla extract
dash salt

Stir, stir, stir and enjoy! Multiply and tinker as you see fit.

Tamara’s Ratatouille

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This is jam packed with red peppers, butternut squash, parsnip, zucchini and eggplant, and feels healthy and filling and cozy. I’m continuing to work through the Yotam Ottolenghi cookbook Plenty and am filled with inspiration and ideas! Let me make this for you soon.