Mint Stracciatella Ice Cream

Mint chocolate chip is one of my favorite ice cream flavors, but the quality of scoops varies wildly. The ice cream should never be green – no food coloring, thanks – and naturally flavored with real mint. Dark chocolate is a requirement, but gigantic hunks are too hard and chalky when frozen. I prefer mini chips. And then I thought, why isn’t there a stracciatella-type mint ice cream, with thin streaks of chocolate ribbons flowing through, some shattered into tiny … Continue reading

Mojito Mania!

Despite having a husband who hails from Miami, I first learned to make mojitos in Paris at a cocktail class. Now that my mint plant is excessively overgrown, mojitos have been on the menu. One of my favorite parts about this cocktail is the crushed ice because it looks pretty, and it’s great to chew. So grab your muddler, and let’s get shaking! To make mojitos, start by preparing a simple syrup. To a small pot, add equal parts water … Continue reading