Maybe because it's the weekend, or maybe because I just ran 10 miles, I feel like making a ton of desserts.
Last night, Bri and I went downtown to meet up with his sister and her husband for dinner. We were going to eat at this great pizza place that is tons of fun and more importantly right across from one of my favorite frozen yogurt shops. However, the wait was over TWO HOURS. That was a little too intense for us and so we ended up going to a different place, Small Bar, which was also fabulous. Unfortunately, it was not across from delicious dessert, but the food was so great that I ate a ton and didn't really feel like having any sweets (totally out of character, I know).
However, today is a different story. Following breakfast and a 10 mile run, all I want is sugar. This might not be the healthiest, but I feel like a little indulgence. So, I am going to make ice cream. I've heard that you can use coconut milk to make ice cream and it is something I have been wanting to try. Two Peas & Their Pod made Chocolate Cookies and Cream ice cream with coconut milk and it looked so good that I just had to make some. Here is my version!
Chocolate Cookies & Cream Ice Cream (adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod)
1 3/4 cups Coconut Milk (I used Coconut Dream)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
10-15 oreos, chopped (I used Double Stuffed...woah dream big!)
1. Place all the ingredients, except for the oreos, in a food processor and process until well combined. Pour into your ice cream make and freeze according to instructions. During the last 5-10 minutes, add in the chopped oreos.
2. Pour the ice cream into a container and freeze until set.