May 18, 2018
At Main & Mersey Home Store, we are big fans of classic stripes. I know you can easily buy a striped ice cream from the corner shop but will it taste like this?? Rich cream, coconut cream and condensed milk in the colours of your choice. It’s worth the effort, a fun thing to try with the kids the long weekend and will appeal to those who like a little challenge and a little reward. No ice cream maker required.
Makes 4 Ice Cream Pops
150ml coconut cream
150ml double cream
150ml Condensed Milk
In a bowl whip the cream until soft peaks form then add the sweetened condensed milk and coconut cream. Taste the mixture it should be sweet enough but if not add a teaspoon or 2 of caster sugar.
Separate your mixture into 4 bowls or however many colour layers you want. Then add your food colouring to each bowl and mix to the desired colour.
Choose your top colour and fill ice lolly moulds a quarter full with the coconut-cream mixture. Place moulds in the freezer to start setting for 25-30 minutes. You can buy ice cream moulds at your local supermarket or online from Amazon.
Keep the remaining bowls of the cream mixture in the fridge until you are ready to add it to the moulds.
Then after 30 minutes add a little of the next colour and repeat until the mould are full. Then leave to set hard in the freezer overnight. Or at least 4-6 hours.
When you are ready to serve or in preparation to serve remove from the freezer and place the molds in a bowl of hot water for about 3 minutes ensure the water is not in contact with the ice cream. Carefully remove each pop from the moulds and either serve or place on some parchment or grease proof paper and return to the freezer to serve later.
Voila, a treat for all ages to enjoy and the pride to say I made it myself.
The sun will come out, we have our fingers and toes crossed here at Main & Mersey.
Photographed on a plate from Anthropologie, for similar ones visit us in store and étoile home’s Palermo Stripe Tablecloth in Geranium Red.
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December 14, 2018
Snickerdoodles and Eggnog Recipe
I thought it was time we shared our secret ingredient for surviving the holidays our home made egg nog and spicy Snickerdoodle cookies. So pour yourself an eggnog, grab a snickerdoodle and put your feet up for a much needed rest. If there’s ever a time we deserve a little self pampering, now is it. So perhaps add a dash of spiced rum and enjoy.
December 11, 2018
Golden Nugget Ice Cream with Almond Shortbread Biscuits Recipe
Fun whether you are six or sixty plus, creamy homemade ice cream with crunchy golden honeycomb nuggets and nutty almond shortbread biscuits makes a great Christmas Day dessert but you’ll have to make it ahead of time.