Double chocolate, I might add…
It’s so sad because by this time stores are having clearance sales, emails are going to be coming in about how if you missed ordering something you can still get a gift card, etc., etc. It’s just plain depressing is what it is, just depressing. I swear, one of these years (preferably next) I am going to get my shopping done early so I can (a.) enjoy the Christmas busyness without being one of the mad people out there rushing, rushing; and (b.) so I can hull myself up in the house and not get on the web or ANYTHING. Just eat cookies, wrap presents, drink hot chocolate, and listen to Christmas music. Lot’s of Christmas music.
Actually, yesterday I was fortunate enough to be at home baking a million sheets of cookies. And even with having to listen to the complaining of my family on having to wait until Christmas before eating these cookies, (or in the case of one brother, having to sprinkle some peppermints on wet chocolate for me… I am SOO sorry… not.) it was quite enjoyable.
How are you doing? Are you depressed, joyous, or a mixture of both? I certainly hope it is the second of the three!
A couple of months ago, my mom gave me a report from what people were saying on the Trader Joe’s Peppermint Joe Joe ice cream (which is super tasty, BTW). Apparently, people were having issue with there not being Joe Joe in every bite – sin of all sins! So I decided to remedy that. While this is not a copycat recipe, I did do my own take with PLENTY of Joe Joe’s to go around, and this recipe is the result.
Now let’s lock the house door, grab a spoon, turn on some music, and eat the Christmas blues away – shall we?
The lowdown: Creamy chocolate ice cream (no churn!!) filled to the brim (almost literally) with Joe Joes, both the candy cane and chocolate dipped peppermint flavors. Creamy and just the right amount of crunchy, this ice cream is a delicious treat on the cooler side – perfect for warmer climates, like Texas, ahem…