You know when you get a certain craving for a food or drink that’s so strong that you’ll find a way to have it, even if it’s out of the way?
A few years ago it was when I really discovered chicken wings and Movie Man and I would travel halfway across the city to get Duff’s and of course afterwards get some gelato at Hollywood Gelato next door. Yesterday it was hot and felt very summery and I wanted a frozen hot chocolate. I don’t know why, I’ve never had one and it’s not like I was watching the movie Serendipity. But I got it into my head that I had to have one so I gave my Magic Bullet a little work out. What’s not to like about a frosty version of hot chocolate? This would be great with some (or a lot) of Kahlua, Frangelico, Amaretto or Irish Cream.
Recipe here. Note: it says to pour milk slowly into the melted chocolate and hot chocolate mixture. I poured my cold milk too fast and the chocolate seized. For a fool proof drink use warm milk.
I have a bit of an addiction to Tartelette’s website. The list of recipes I want to try from there is so long I’ve considered making a bookmark folder called “Tartelette”. I’ve had matcha in my cupboard for so long that it’s past its prime. Then I saw a matcha white chocolate ice cream recipe on the site and I went to the cupboard to use my poor neglected matcha.
The good (and bad) news about making your own food is knowing what is in it. I plan on eating a lot of homemade ice cream this summer which means that I will be ingesting a lot of whipping cream (heavy cream). The ice cream was very creamy and heavenly. I love green tea ice cream so this will be made again.
With a banana about to go bad, I decided to make a banana matcha smoothie. I’ve had some good matcha smoothies, but this so delicious that I will probably never buy a matcha smoothie again if I can help myself. It’s not a healthy recipe, unless you count all those beneficial properties of matcha.