Natural Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream

Natural Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Ice Cream

Today was supposed to be all about Mint Chocolate Chip not Natural Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream.  As you can see that plan went slightly awry. It IS a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, right? If only it was that simple.  The real reason for the switch to Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream is actually a bit more involved. Let me enlighten you.

It all started last year when I decided to pull the mint from the garden. Overgrown and taking over everything, it was time to go. I tugged, pulled and uprooted every last bit of the pesky plant; mission accomplished. Ready for planting this year, I sowed my corn and called it good. Not long after, I was out making rounds in the garden and noticed new shoots of mint coming  up in between the rows of corn. While not exactly thrilled I decided to let it be and went about my business promptly forgetting all about it until this past week. I suddenly had a craving for mint chocolate chip ice cream. Remembering I had mint scattered throughout the corn I got all excited and made a plan to make my favorite ice cream and share it with you.

Natural Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream Flying by the seat of my pants as usual, I waited for the last possible minute to put the ice cream together and ran to the garden to snip some mint to add to the newly simmering cream and milk on the stove. Much to my chagrin I realized there was not a speck of mint to be found.  What I had been sure was mint was actually oregano whose seed must have been scattered by the wind when it was left to flower. Sheepish grin. No Saturday post; no mint ice cream. 

So here we are on Sunday and I have a killer Natural Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream recipe for you, a worthy substitute. I say natural because I have been doing a bit of research on whole foods, raw sugar, and what that means. Be sure to come by on Monday and read all about it in Raw Sugar: Whole Food or Hoax. It’s been very enlightening and I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve discovered with you.

Natural Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream Natural Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream

Natural Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream has a wonderful rich coffee flavor, chocolate fudge swirled throughout and toasted crunchy almonds to make the deliciousness complete. It’s made with natural whole food ingredients including a pure and unrefined cane sugar that can be found in whole food stores, online and in some health food sections in your local supermarket. Refined granulated sugar can be substituted but unfortunately the minerals and nutrients found in pure unrefined sugar cane will be completely lost. More on this on Monday’s post….Raw Sugar: Whole Food or Hoax.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Natural Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream
 
Ingredients
  • Ice Cream Base:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 cup pure and unrefined cane sugar (mascabado, sucranat, or rapadura) refined pure cane sugar can be substituted.
  • 2 tbsp espresso powder
  • Hot Fudge:
  • 3 oz Organic Sunspire semi sweet chocolate chips (regular can be substituted)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 6 TB pure and unrefined cane sugar (mascobado, sucranat, or rapadura) refined pure cane sugar can be substituted
  • 2 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 TB regular salted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • small pinch kosher salt
  • ¼ cup toasted almonds
Instructions
  1. Ice Cream Base:
  2. Combine the cream, milk, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer and add the espresso powder. Remove from heat and let steep while preparing the yolks and sugar.
  3. Place egg yolks and sugar in medium bowl, whisk together. Set aside.
  4. Bring the cream and milk mixture back to a simmer. Add 1 cup of hot mixture slowly to the eggs and sugar whisking all the while.Continue to slowly add milk mixture until all is incorporated.
  5. Return mixture back to the sauce pan.
  6. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture is coats the back of a spoon, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool slightly and place in the refrigerator to chill for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.
  7. Hot Fudge Sauce:
  8. Prepare hot fudge sauce about an hour before beginning to churn Ice Cream to allow plenty of time for cooling.
  9. Combine ingredients in small, heavy saucepan set over medium heat.
  10. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
  11. Once a boil has been reached, immediately reduce heat to simmer.
  12. Simmer stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
  13. Remove from heat and cool.
  14. Churn Ice cream according to manufacturers instructions.
  15. Once Ice cream has been churned, Place ice cream in freezer container, swirling in Hot Fudge Sauce and toasted almonds. Place in freezer to harden and cure (about 2 hours).
  16. Scoop and serve.

Hot Fudge Sauce adapted from Chew Out Loud: Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce

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Monday Morning Review: 5 Perfect Summer Desserts

Yes, I’ve made a great deal of dough from my fiction, but I never set a single word down on paper with the thought of being paid for it … I have written because it fulfilled me … I did it for the buzz. I did it for the pure joy of the thing. And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever. ~ Stephen King

DOING WHAT I LOVE

I never in a million years thought I would be quoting Stephen King. I couldn’t help myself; his words express exactly how I feel (except the making a lot of dough part, sigh…) .  Seriously though, I absolutely am in love with what I do.  I get a thrill creating, gardening and taking photographs. I then have the privilege of putting it all down on paper and sharing it with you. I am pretty sure nothing I have done in the workplace has ever given me this much satisfaction.

I am thankful for the talents God has given me and watch in amazement as He brings everything together. In gratitude I desire to give back to the beautiful community I have been allowed to participate in. Starting today and continuing every Monday I will be sharing some of the things I have appreciated in the bloggy community from the previous week. Recipes, gardening, crafts, diy; everything will be on the table.  

Monday Morning Review: 5 Perfect Summer Desserts

I am excited to get started so here we go! 5 perfect summer desserts!

MONDAY MORNING REVIEW: 5 PERFECT SUMMER DESSERTS 

 

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Cherries are in season and what better way to put them to good use then with a lovely Rustic Cherry Tart  made by About a Mom. Add a scoop of vanilla and count me in!

Monday Morning Review: Coconut Raspberry Ice Pops

No self-respecting review of 5 perfect summer desserts would be complete without an icy cold treat. What better way to represent summer than Coconut Raspberry Ice Pops from Mama’s High Strung. I love the use of coconut water and coconut milk in these pops; adding raspberries, Genius!

Monday Morning Review: 5 Perfect Summer Desserts Thanks for stopping by Pure Grace Farms today and following along with the Monday Morning Review. It’s great to see all the  beautiful things around the neighborhood. Who know’s what lies ahead in the coming week. Whatever it is I’m sure it’s delicious.

Blessings,

Shari

 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Give Yourself Away

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” ―C.S. Lewis

Today is Valentine’s Day. A modern day celebration of romance, love, and, let’s be honest, people making a lot of money. According to Statistics Brain 13.9 billion dollars will be spent, 180 million Valentine’s Day cards will be exchanged, and the average number of children conceived, 11,000. Needless to say, flowers will be given, candy will be overly consumed, and jewelry will be passed out in great quantities. Homemade Spiced Marshmallows: Pure and Simple Even knowing all the statistics, I still get sentimental and want in on all the fun. Who wouldn’t want a box of chocolates and a bouquet of flowers from someone who thinks you’re special? I enjoy the feelings that come with Valentines gifts. I get all warm and fuzzy.

My relationship with my husband has many of these days, not just on Valentine’s Day and I am thankful for them. On the other hand, we have days that are not so special, no warm fuzzies anywhere to be found. I get mad, slam a door, and go sulk in my bedroom. Tim retreats, withdraws within himself, and moments are tense. You know what I am talking about. We all have them. So, what about love then? Is it still there or has love flown because I can’t feel it? Homemade Spiced Marshmallows: Pure and Simple Today’s general consensus would be; “If (fill in the blank) doesn’t make you feel good, go find something or someone that will”,  and off we go in search of a warm fuzzy to make us feel good. The main problem with this line of reasoning, I think, is that it  tends to be all about me. The focus remains on what I am getting, what I am feeling and frankly, misses the mark by a long shot.

Homemade Spiced Marshmallows: Pure and Simple I can say this with confidence because I have lived this flawed mentality out in my own life, always searching for someone to make me feel good. Fortunately, over time I began to understand that love was not about receiving, but more about giving and commitment. I started to look for opportunities to fill the needs of others and not merely my own. A funny thing happened when I began to give freely and without conditions. I found that my own needs were met.  Have a Happy Valentine’s Day. Now, go give yourself away.

Double Rich Hot Cocoa: Pure and Simple There is nothing like a really good cup of hot cocoa to help tame the “will winter ever go away” blues and this rich creamy hot cup of cocoa with homemade spiced marshmallows and a dabble of whiskey (optional, of course) does the trick. 

Double Rich Hot Chocolate 

Homemade Spiced Marshmallows 

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