Can you believe we went a whole month without a kitchen? It made cocktail hour a little tricky, and Sunday dinner even more so. So now that we’ve rounded the last corner in our retro glam kitchen renovation, I can finally try out our new ice cream attachment. Using a new (to me!) flavour of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, I made Whipped Orange Ice Cream Sandwiches for Dan.
Check out my other Jackson Morgan Cocktails: Whiskey Cream Cold Brew Irish Coffee, Whiskey Peppermint Mocha Frozen Hot Chocolate, Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Hot Toddy, Salted Caramel Cinnamon Pancake Coffee, & Whiskey Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Milkshake.
*Jackson Morgan Southern Cream sponsored this post, but all thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make PMQ for two possible.
Along with the kitchen renos, I feel like Spring is finally here. Sure, we had rain for 3 weeks straight, but now that the sun is shinning (even if it’s just for a few days before another spell of rain), I wanted to try out a recipe I’ve had earmarked for summer.
Making Ice Cream
Have you wanted to try making your own ice cream? I have! Dan too. We almost bought this attachment for our mixer last summer, but balked at the price. Given the new kitchen, I thought we should spring for it. Plus, ya know, pregnancy cravings.
So here’s a secret: most of the ice cream recipes on Pinterest will give you a prep time under an hour, but leave out the part where you should chill your mixture for 6hr+ before churning.
I used Savy Saving Couple‘s base recipe, and then added my own twist!
- 1 cup of half & half cream
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1 cup of Jackson Morgan Whipped Orange Cream
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
*I chose this recipe because I didn’t need to cook anything down on the stove, or mess with egg whites.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, stir, and then chill for 3hrs + You can add extra orange zest, or chocolate chips to the mix, just understand that the heavier the extra ingredients, the more time it’ll need to be churned.
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If you want to add more of the Whipped Orange Whiskey Cream (because why wouldn’t you), reduce the other creams accordingly. This recipe creates a very creamy tasting ice cream, and if you prefer it less so, just use the half & half cream.
Once that mixture is chilled, pour it into the ice cream churner on speed #2 for 30 mins. Simple eh? JUST MAKE SURE your ice cream bowl has been sitting in the freezer for at least 24hrs. It will ensure that your ice cream actually churns out quickly, instead of remaining a soupy mess.
Once the mixture has churned to perfection, it’s time to assemble your ice cream sandwiches! I used my fave store bought cookies (I have particular cravings – what can I say?!) and wanted to be able to enjoy the extras since I can’t enjoy one of the sandwiches while pregnant.
Bruce, as always, is ever curious about what’s happening on the kitchen counters. Thankfully he’s a good boy and hasn’t tried to get on them.
I mean, it’s as simple as putting a scoop between two chocolate chip cookies and then rolling the edge on a plate of mini chocolate chips. You could roll them in anything that catches your fancy though (skor bitz, cookie crumbs etc), but I feel like these dark chocolate chips are the perfect counter balance to the sweetness of the ice cream.
If you’re making several in one go, you may want to pre-make and then freeze them, since the ice cream can get a little soft while you’re working it. OR, do what Dan did, and just eat them as you go.
He absolutely approves, and has made requests for different flavours. He wants to try a Salted Caramel Cream version, and the Banana Pudding Cream one as well (but he wants those dipped in chocolate).