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Matcha Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate

Matcha Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate

You either love matcha or despise it. I love matcha, aka green tea powder. One of my favorite ice creams is Matcha Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate. We all know green tea powder is very healthy. It gives us energy without the anxiety, crash or jitters. Make us all younger as well as calms the mind and relaxes…

Vanilla Rocky Road Ice Cream

Vanilla Rocky Road Ice Cream

With Summer knocking on our doors, I thought to start testing ice cream recipes. I got to tell you that it has been a dream to make ice cream, and every year I just go the easy way out – drive to the store and buy a couple of different ice creams. It is also a cheaper way to buy the store-bought, but I the quality and the taste…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice-cream & Ice-Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice-cream & Ice-Cream Sandwiches

 

Homemade, easy and delicious Summer Treat

Who doesn’t like delicious ice cream in the middle of summer? Heck, we love ice-cream even in the winter time. There is something about crumbled cookies in the ice cream; it gives you just a bit of crunch, more sweetness, and one tasty bite. We just loved this ice-cream flavor as well. 

My husband, Nebs, loves ice creams. His personal favorite is Rocky Road, but after eating this one he said it is probably this one if I added a handful of nuts. It didn’t cross my mind but hey if you feel adventures please add your favorite nuts into ice cream mixture. I think pecans or walnuts would work very well with this favor. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice-cream & Ice-Cream Sandwiches
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice-cream with Brownies Parfait

Now, Ice-Cream sandwiches are something totally different. My kids’ love, love, love ice-cream sandwiches and what better way to create some memories this summer season than let them make these delicious sandwiches themselves. I think they did one amazing job. Well, my oldest one was working, but I still have these two munchkins that are still willing to do these kinds of things with me. I just enjoy every single moment.

Anna, my middle baby, is starting High School this August so I am trying not only to teach her a thing or two but to spend as much time as possible with her. They grow way to fast. Thank goodness that my 12-year-old still loves hugs and cuddles because before you know it teenage hormones will kick in and goodbye hugs until the end of high school haha. If you have teens than you probably already know this. As soon as 7th grade comes, suddenly they are wrapped up in some kind of drama. Trust me on that one!

I believe that parents should talk to their kids every single day, and at the same time allow them to express themselves with less judgment. We need to give them understanding and love rather than go into what other people going to say. Goodness! I know a thing or two about that one but I didn’t give a shit because if my daughter wanted blue or green hair I allowed her to color it. 

You know grown-ups are sometimes bigger bullies than kids are, or maybe those kids see it from their parents which I hate to say it. We can’t judge the kids by their parents or vice versa. I love my kids, and I want them to live54hb their life the best way they can. 

Anyhow, maybe I should consider having a monthly post just regarding kids; bits of advice, the things that I went through with my kids and perhaps some of you would like to join the conversation, sharing your story about it and help other parents. 

Hey, if you try this recipe or any other recipe from my blog please share with me on Instagram. Make sure to tag me @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandrasasycooking I would love to see all your delicious creations and share with my readers as well. Thanks!!! <3

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice cream Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ice cream, dessert,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 20 Chocolate Chip Cookies any brand or texture, split it in half (10ct)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Instant Coffee optional/decaf works well as well

BASE

  • cups  Heavy Whipped Cream
  • cup  Half and Half
  • 3/4  cup  liquid French Vanilla Coffee Creamer sugar-free
  • tbsp.  Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2  cup  Sugar

Equipment

  • Ice cream maker
  • 1 small bag ice cubes
  • Salt for Ice cream

ICE-CREAM SANDWICHES

  • 12 Chocolate Chip Sandwiches (6 sandwiches)
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice-Cream

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients together for the base, then add 10 crushed cookies and about 1/2 tablespoon instant coffee. You can add decaf if you wish.  

  2. Transfer the mixture to the Ice cream canister and follow instruction for your ice cream maker; add ice around the canister with ice cream salt in between ice cubes. Makes sure to freeze canister as well before transferring mixture into it.
  3. Allow it to churn for approximately 40 minutes.
  4. Meantime, freeze canister or freezer safe dish to transfer ice cream.
  5. Transfer ice cream into freezer-safe dish/container, roughly crush remaining 10 cookies and stir into half frozen ice-cream mixture.

  6. Let it freeze for at least 8 hours before serving, preferably 12 hours.
  7. Recipe for CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES  or use store-bought cookies 

  8. Add a scoop of ice cream in between of two cookies, make a sandwich and place on the freezer safe dish. Keep in the freezer until ready to be eaten. You can also pack them into individual wrappers. 

Recipe Notes

1/2 cup is a standard serving size for Ice-Cream (1 large scoop) There are 8 cups (4 pints or 16 scoops) in 2 quarts of ice cream.

Easy Berry Medley and Cherry Ice-Cream Recipe

Easy Berry Medley and Cherry Ice-Cream Recipe

Don’t you just love ice cream that looks pretty, but they taste even better? I love this flavor of ice cream; creamy smooths, tasty and refreshing. We absolutely loved this one; the burst of flavor from berries as well as from the cherries… Mmm, just…

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice-Cream Recipe

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice-Cream Recipe

    I have been on an ice-cream kick lately… to correct myself, on “homemade” ice-cream kick. It is just so easy to make your own, not cheap at all just to warn you guys, but you can definitely taste the difference between homemade and…

Chocolate Chip Iced Coffee

Chocolate Chip Iced Coffee

 

Sinful? Yes! Delicious? Yes! Double trouble? Yes!
I love double trouble, I live in the moment, I don’t plan anything in life ’cause most of the time I get disappointed so I go with a flow {literally}. I enjoy simple things and truly appreciate them. I take my coffee pitch black. With that being said, I love my vanilla latte from time to time, as well as ice-cream coffee.

When I was much younger, I’d drink coffee probably 4 times more than I drink today. I thought it will be the other way around when I get the kids, but go figure!
I fell in love with Talenti Coffee, Chocolate Chip Gelato. It is like drinking coffee in a gelato/ice-cream form, so I thought let me make it so I can actually drink it.
On the other note, hubster absolutely hates it, but he is not a coffee consumer, never was and really tried for so many years to understand him. Haha… I tried to turn him around, you know, to convert him into a coffee lover, but only what he likes is the smell of coffee, and sipping on it, Hm, not so much! Seriously, we are like two different peas in a pod, but so far it has been working for us. Despite our major differences, we balance each other.

One thing that most people don’t know about me, is that I wanted to open my own little coffee shop; Cozy, a few tables and a bar with pastries and coffee/tea, but on the side, separated little “soundproof” room with huge window for kids, so parents could have sort of speak “me time”, and watch the kids while they are playing. Whole idea or vision was buzzing in my head before I woke up and realized that I’m not that type of person to run that kind of business; planning, dedication, a competition that would probably kill me, and I am pretty much a free spirited person. Even though I like competitions, a little challenge I don’t think that’d pull it off, so why even bother… We can all dream, right?! But, nonetheless, I’d always hope that maybe one day that dream going to come true. (When I finally grow up :P)

Coffee and Ice-cream are always welcome, although I wouldn’t drink it every day, mostly because I like my coffee dark and not to look like a dessert… but once in a while, we can give ourselves simple pleasures in life or better said simple, tasty and pleasurable indulgences, something that makes us say:”Ahhh….”

 

Chocolate Chip Iced Coffee
Chocolate Chip Iced Coffee

Chocolate Chip Iced Coffee

Course Drinks
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops Talenti Coffee Chocolate Chip Gelato
  • 1 Double Espresso triple if you wish
  • 1/2-1 cup Ice-cubes
  • Sweetener  to taste

Instructions

  1. Place gelato in the glass/cup and let the espresso go over it.
  2. Add ice cubes and sweeter to your desired taste.
  3. You may add sprinkle of Dutch cocoa, but it's optional**

Recipe Notes

If you don't have an espresso machine, use regular coffee maker. I like it with French Roast Coffee If you do not have Talenti Gelato, any ice cream that you have or like will do. However, this kind gives you such a deep flavor and aroma, irresistible for coffee lovers.

                        Disclosure: This post is not sponsored by Talenti Gelato 
Pineapple and Coconut Sheet Cake

Pineapple and Coconut Sheet Cake

Pineapple and Coconut Sheet Cake with a tasty frosting topped with toasted coconut flakes is a wonderfully rich cake, best if made one day ahead. If your family is anything like mine, we have to have something sweet after dinner. I am not a big…

Triple Berry Galette Recipe

Triple Berry Galette Recipe

  The Galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat round, sometimes flaky, crusty cakes. The beauty of galette is that you can fill it with all kinds of fillings, sweet or savory. I love them all! It’s one…

Plum and Peach Galette

Plum and Peach Galette

Plum and Peach Galette

I believe every season should be celebrated with GALETTE. There are so many options, sweet or savory, but my favorite is plum and peach or apple and plum combination.

Which I usually make as soon as the Fall season comes around. I had a few blueberries and thought it would make it that much more delicious and it really did, plus it gives a little contrast.

Plum and Peach Galette

In case of the dough or a crust, you can make it yourself buttery, rustic and delicious pie crust. However, you may buy it in your grocery store as well. Nobody is judging!

For instance, when I am short on time, I certainly buy it and bake my Sunday dessert in no time.

With that being said, I believe that there is nothing better than homemade. You be the judge! If the peaches and plums are in season, grab a few of each, and bake your heart out.

Plum and Peach Galette

Actually, I baked three galettes. I spooned over galette a couple of scoops of delicious vanilla ice cream.

Then we gathered around the kitchen island and ate like crazy people. Well, I got to tell you that every crumb was gone really fast from my cutting board.

Believe me, it is not a really a pretty picture, but we are really comfortable around each other, of course. I love when we feel comfortable enough that eating with fingers is okay.

Plum and Peach Galette

I hope you all bake this delicious galette and share it with your family and friends. If you by any chance make it, please share a pic with me by tagging me on social media, especially Instagram@sandraseasycooking

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Plum and Peach Galette
Yield: 1 Galette, 6 Servings

Plum and Peach Galette

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

I believe every season should be celebrated with GALETTE. There are so many options, sweet or savory, but my favorite is plum and peach or apple and plum combination.

Which I usually make as soon as the Fall season comes around. I had a few blueberries and thought it would make it that much more delicious and it really did, plus it gives a little contrast.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1/3 cup ice cold water
  • Filling:
  • 1 tablespoon peach or plum jam
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 3 Peaches
  • 3 Plums
  • 1 tbsp. Peach Extract
  • Addition:
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • I FORGOT TO SPREAD THE JAM on the inside IN THIS PICTORIAL AND REALIZED THAT LATER.

Instructions


Crust

  1. Rub the cold, diced butter into the flour, salt, and sugar with your fingers until it is well combined, and looks more like breadcrumbs. Mix in the ice cold water and bring the dough together into one lump. Wrap it in plastic wrap or large ziplock bag and store in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Rolling:

  1. Preheat an oven to 400F (200C). Place the pastry on a floured surface, roll out into a circle about 16-by-18-inch and 1/16 to 1/8 inch thick. Spread 1 tablespoon of peach or plum jam all around. Transfer the crust in the well greased and floured circular pie pan, or line the pan with a parchment paper. Scatter a spoon of the flour and sugar over the rolled out pastry, leaving a border of about 3-4 inches all around the edge; This will help, so your galette bottom would not become soggy during baking.

Filling:

  1. Arrange the peach and plum slices and fan around the center of the disc. I used two of each for the fan, then one plum and one peach dice into smaller cubes. Add diced peach and plum around the peach/plum fan that is in the center. Drizzle the filling with a bit of Peach Extract. Close the crust over the diced fruit and until you reach the fruit fan. Brush the edges of the pastry with melted butter or beaten egg. Add about 1 tablespoon of cubed butter or just use chunks or butter all around fruit fan and then dust it all with sugar.

Bake:

  1. Bake the Galette in the middle of the oven for about 40 to 45 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and the crust looks nicely golden brown. Allow it to cool down for a bit and enjoy it with ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Notes

You may add some berries like I did, blueberry, raspberry or blackberry. Instead of Peach extract, you may add vanilla extract. Peach Extract gives you a richer flavor.

Green tea Frappuccino

Green tea Frappuccino

  It’s finally Friday!!!! I have been so tired this week. I am still trying to catch up on everything that I couldn’t do. After I was stuck in the house and glued to the bed with fever and stomach virus last weekend, I am finally recovered.…