Two-Ingredient McFlurry

Before my family became health-conscious, I remember my mom took me to McDonalds once and let me try an M&M McFlurry. Ever since then, vanilla ice cream with M&M’s has become my perfect ice cream, though I’ve only been able to enjoy it once or twice in my life, since we never have ice cream or M&M’s in the house.

Until about a week ago. With both ingredients within my reach, I decided it was high time I made an M&M McFlurry. Without stopping to use a recipe, I scooped up some vanilla ice cream, poured M&M’s into it, and stirred like a madwoman. It. Was.Delicious. No Regrets.

Before I rewrite that last paragraph into recipe-form, let me give you just one little note: if you don’t want to stir “like a madwoman”, feel free to add a dash of milk before mixing (the milk will help soften the ice cream), but don’t add a lot or you’ll have liquid ice cream (unless that’s what you were going for).

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • M&M’s

Method:

Scoop the vanilla ice cream into a cup and pour however many M&M’s you want into it. Stir to combine the ice cream and M&M’s, as well as soften the ice cream to the desired texture. Enjoy! (You may have to repeat this really-easy recipe, depending on the amount of self control and ingredients you have)

Nutella Milkshake

Last night as I was browsing Pinterest, I suddenly had a burst of inspiration (also known as pinspiration). I found two recipes for nutella milkshakes and decided to try making one the next day (today).  Since both recipes contained the same ingredients (nutella, milk, and ice cream), my adventurous side kicked in and I decided to ‘invent’ my own milkshake recipe, using the recipes I had found as guidelines.

As I was gathering my essential three ingredients, I noticed we had a container of liquid heavy whipping cream; as I reached for the whipping cream, all I thought was “why not?” You don’t have to use the heavy whipping cream, but I recommend it because the whipping cream gives the milkshake a much creamier taste and fluffier texture.

The links to my “guideline” recipes are from The Little Kitchen and Kirbie’s Cravings

Ingredients:

  • about 2 tbsp. nutella
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 – 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Method:

Put the ingredients into a blender and blend together (about 30 seconds). Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Mochi

Mochi

Mochi is a great Japanese ice cream dessert treat. We made these from a Youtube video’s recipe (click on the photo to go to the video) Ours are strawberry flavored, but the video show made many different flavors.
In the video they used a pastry brush to get the excess starch off of the dough. This is a very handy tool! Click on the pastry brush below to get your very own, handy-dandy pastry brush!

Another helpful tool they used was a Silicone Scraper. Cutting dough is made so much easier with this scraper! If you’re like us and interested in getting your own, click on the scraper below: