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Strawberry Caramel Ice Cream

Strawberry Caramel Ice Cream

Sit your kids at the dining table so you can yell at them while making a mess in the kitchen.

Read the ice cream directions at least seven times, while being interrupted with math questions. Realize your math degree is useless when it comes to 3rd grade Common Core. Realize that the directions won’t really sink in this afternoon. Realize, you don't care for directions!

You’ll need:

  • 2 egg yolks

  • several large strawberries

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1/4 cup sigar. Or sugar, and a spell check

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • a little bit of vanilla

  • a spoonful of nutella

Bring the brown sugar, half-and-half, cream, vanilla and nutella to almost a boil.

Make your way to the bowl with egg yolks and sugar. Shoo your puppy after you trip on him, pet him so he doesn’t feel abused while reminding yourself he’s just a dog. Beat the yolks and sugar on low until white and thick. The egg yolks, not you. If you are like me, you already are... anyway, to the next step!

Combine the hot mixture with the yolks. Wipe the splatter off your phone, and put the phone in a safe place. The safest is away from the kids, so perhaps the dishwasher. Or their backpacks.

Return to the stove and whisk the mixture until it thickens.

Cool the mixture in the refrigerator for a couple hours. Add strawberries and churn in your ice cream maker! I bought mine at this online store and I love it! Well, I don’t love it, but I do love the ice cream it makes. To be even more honest, I love the fact that I know exactly what’s in the ice cream I make for my kiddos. And they are the ones who love the ice cream we make. Oh fine! I love ice cream too!

Enjoy. Also, marvel at how freaking sweet it is. Take mental note to halve the amount of sugar next time!



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