Mother’s Day is this weekend. Honestly I have been trying to avoid it as much as I possibly can. I’m not even telling my kids that it’s happening. With this being the first one since my mom passed away – I frankly have just lost my enthusiasm for it. I don’t want to think about it. But then it came up. My contributor post for SNAP! Creativity. The theme- Mother’s Day. So now what? I was forced to deal with it & get over myself. Instead of staying sad – I decided to use the moment to create a recipe that my mom & I shared ALL THE TIME together, Mocha Java Ice Cream. She loved it so much & because of that- we had it all the time. In fact, it wasn’t unusual to have it for dinner when it was just her & I all those years. Yep- I know…totally not something we should have had for a meal. But you know- I look back & think- what harm did it do? So anyhow- after many attempts at trying to get this perfect- I finally did it & now it’s time to share.
It really has the perfect blend of mocha & coffee.
For those that love coffee ice cream – this is like that- but better.
It’s really close to my mocha from Starbucks – only frozen so I can have it all summer.
Then there are the mini chocolate chips.
I love them & I think they add just enough of that little something extra I like with each bite.
My mom would be so happy that I finally perfected this recipe.
We would have been sharing some with a piece of cake this weekend. 🙂
Mocha Java Ice Cream
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 1 cup half & half
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 3 tbsp instant espresso
- 1 tbsp Dutch process cocoa powder
- 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Mix together milk, half & half and cream cheese until well-combined.
Add in espresso, cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla.
Pour into the container of ice cream maker and make according to directions.
Midway through freezing, add in mini chocolate chips.
Churn in ice cream maker approx 20 minutes
Serve immediately for soft serve or transfer in an airtight container
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