I spend a fair amount of time on Pinterest, and lots of that time is looking at yummy foods.
I found a recipe for Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice about two years ago, pinned it, and promptly forgot about it.
When it's time to go grocery shopping, I spend a bit of time meal planning, and part of that time is browsing through my pins of fantastic looking foods and determining what I can create - I really like to try new recipes. This month, this one caught my eye and I decided that I'd make it for my kids, to kind of kick start our Summer of Fun.
The only problem was that my pin lead to a dead spot. So I browsed a few different places online and came up with my own version. My kids pronounced it delicious - It tastes like melted ice cream! - and they've already planned for me to make it again - with their help. (I tossed a couple of the ice cubes into my coffee - both cold and hot - and that was superb.)
Doesn't this look yummy?
Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice Cubes
- 7/8 cup milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 t. sugar
- 5/8 cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 4 T. sugar
- 2 vanilla pods
To make the milk, pour the milk into a large saucepan, add sugar and stir to dissolve. Slit both vanilla pods in the center, scrape the seeds and put them in the pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat then remove from heat. Let cool, then refrigerate several hours or preferably overnight.