Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Candy Cane Ice Cream

Because Christmas is all about memories and traditions, I will share another one of my family's favorite Christmas traditions: candy cane ice cream.  It's after Christmas, but if you've got leftover candy laying around like me, this ice cream might come in handy.

Perhaps lots of families do this, but if you've never experienced candy cane ice cream, I wanted to share this "recipe" with you.  

I say "recipe" because it requires two steps:   Step one: Crush up a bunch of candy canes in a Ziploc bag.  Step two: Mix those candy canes into some slightly softened vanilla ice cream.

I had a pint of ice cream and used three candy canes, but you can use whatever ratio you want.  I recommend buying good vanilla ice cream for the recipe (Three Twins if you're in the Bay Area - it's the best ice cream I've ever bought), but you can buy whatever dumpy candy canes you want.  If you're feeling really fancy you can make the vanilla ice cream yourself.  Since I had eight people in my house at the time, needless to say, I did not make the vanilla ice cream.

David got me some cool games for Christmas, so after some candy cane ice cream we hunkered down to build railroads across America.  Well, John did at least.  The stinker won every game.  At least I had some candy cane ice cream to comfort me.

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