Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Trying to Be Adventurous

Yesterday, we attempted to make homemade ice cream.  

In honor of St. Patrick's Day we attempted to make mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Notice the ingredients in the background?

Spinach, Greek yogurt, mint extract, and semi-sweet chocolate chips...and there was also confectioners sugar added. 

We had fun making it.

Em helped puree the spinach and loved making the blender go.  The loud cacophony coming from our kitchen amazingly didn't wake up Madison from her nap.  Many of the chocolate chips never even made it into the bowl.  Emily gobbled them up one after the other.  I would let them dissolve into chocolatey goodness before swallowing, savoring the bite of the chocolate.  We then watched the clouds of sugar puff out of the bowl.  It was exciting sticking the concoction into the freezer for the 2 hours and then waiting, waiting, and waiting.

Eating it wasn't so much fun. Memorable though.

I snuck a bite before calling the girls out.  It was pretty awful. My husband laughed and asked how I thought it could possibly taste good.

My response, "but the cookbook said..." I wondered if maybe I had followed the instructions of pureeing the mint extract with the spinach if it would have been better rather than just throwing it into the bowl.

Emily spit it out...on the floor.

Madison wouldn't even try it.  She covered her mouth and ran away.  We got a glimpse of her diaper covered butt as she hurried away into the "dress-up room" (our family room).

That was until I pulled out the carton of chocolate ice cream from the freezer.

(There are no pictures of the taste tasting since my kids would not cooperate.)

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Stacy Uncorked said...

Good effort, though! ;)

WW: Incredible Shrinking Girl

Tina said...

Funny!! It's got a nice green color though!! =)

Shell said...

OMG! I can't imagine that tasting good.

But, what fun to try to make it. :)

JenniferR said...

I LOVE that you put spinach in, what a great idea! :)

Katherine said...

It's a great concept, but I'm sure my children would have had the exact same reaction.

Joy@TPMG said...

It was really horrible!!! It had a medicinal taste from the mint extract. You really couldn't taste the spinach amazingly.

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