Welcome winter! It might not feel like winter in Indiana today, but it is certainly the first day of winter. If you have been following us over the years, you know that we are always happy to celebrate when each new season begins.
For the 2017 Winter Solstice, we made lamb and veal chili. This year, instead of making a warm meal, we made a tasty and cold treat. As I mentioned earlier, it doesn't really feel like winter yet. We have had some cold days, but it has not been cold enough for long enough to stop all of our plants from growing. Currently, we still have bok choy, sage, mint, and lavender growing. Earlier this week, James and Jerry helped me harvest some mint and lavender.
I recently came across a recipe for hot cocoa ice cream on Delish.com, and I decided to modify it. I took the mint that we harvested and steeped it in the heavy cream overnight, so we could have minty hot cocoa ice cream. We also added candy cane pieces to the ice cream when we made it...it is Christmas time you know.
Jerry and James really enjoyed having marshmallows and candy canes in their ice cream. Let us know what you would add to this ice cream recipe to make it your own.
Check out the photos of us making the ice cream below.
Enjoy the holidays!!!
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