Candy Cane Ice Cream

It’s about to get all Christmassy up in this place.  And do you know why? Because I try and cram so much into my life that it is not till a couple of weeks out from Christmas that  I actually realise it is December. It just happened to me again this year. It’s a whole week into December and I’ve only just realised Christmas is hurtling straight for us and will arrive a mere 18 days hence. Crap.

So, over the next 18 days, I’ll bring you all the christmas cheer I should have been bringing you in the last couple of weeks. Therefore, if like me you are also disorganised, I will throw a few recipes your way so you can say “gee Amanda, thanks for that last minute Christmas cheer I’m totally going to make that”.

The dessert theme for this year will be candy canes. But, check back over the next 18 days as I’ll bring you: another candy cane themed sweet; Chew Town’s favourite summer cocktail perfect for Christmas eve drinks; and possibly even a glazed ham (if I can get my act together).

So lets start with this candy cane ice cream. I decided to make this ice cream because turning anything into ice cream is awesome, but also because after a big Christmas lunch on a hot Australian chrissie day you can forgo the wintery pudding and serve up some frosty, minty cheer from the freezer.

The thing I love most about this ice cream is that it is flavoured entirely by the candy canes, which means no running out to find peppermint essence. Also, the candy canes turn the ice cream a gorgeous blushed colour which looks pretty darn cute topped with come roughly chopped candy canes. Word of warning, this is a lip smacking creamy ice cream so you’ll require an ice cream machine and probably only need to serve up one or two small scoops per person which will be enough to completely get their attention!

 

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