By 300 Sandwiches
The only thing to do when you have days like that is bring your arse home, preferable to an empty house (by now you probably cannot even deal with anyone anyway) put on pants with an elastic waistband and make s’mores ice cream.
That’s exactly what I did when E had a work dinner and I dragged myself home alone last night. I had not made ice cream sandwiches all summer, and by gosh darn there will be some ice cream sammies before I have to put this ice cream maker away for the season.
First, I made myself a healthy, guilt free dinner: whole grain quinoa, tomatoes, zucchini, mixed kale chard and collard greens, cilantro and sautéed shrimp. And then, I went beserk on dessert.
E got home just in time to watch me pour in the milk and sugar mixture into our ice cream maker. He sat down at the counter with a smile on his face, eager to hear about my day. “I just don’t get it! I just don’t understand people! Why did she say that! And then she said it was my fault? And then this guy got on my nerves….”
E’s eyes grew wide as I darted around the kitchen. Then, he came around the counter, grabbed a small tumbler and poured a small amount of Johnnie Walker Black over ice. “I’m just watching the show,” he quipped.
But I’m not crazy!” I said. “Am I crazy?” I was going kind of cray. E gave me that “you crazy” look. “Alright, I’ll let it go.”
By the end of the night, I felt….even more crazy.
I had a sugar rush from several scoopfuls of ice cream. Oh, and did I forget to mention I ate a handful of the marshmallows before they made it into the ice cream maker?
Even worse, I still haven’t made the sandwiches.
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup chocolate chips, chopped
6 to 8 graham crackers, smashed
In a large bowl, mix milk, heavy cream, sugar, salt and vanilla. Whisk until sugar is well blended, then place in refrigerator for about 20 minutes. When bowl is super cold, pour mixture into your ice cream maker and blend as directed per your machine’s instructions.
When ice cream is about 75 percent finished, broil marshmallows on a greased baking sheet for about 3 minutes, keeping an eye that they don’t burn too much (you want the tops just toasted). Remove, then scrape off of sheet and scoop into ice cream maker. Last, scoop in chopped chocolate chips and graham crackers when ice cream is a minute or two from finished. Scoop ice cream out of machine and freeze for a few hours or overnight to harden. Serve.