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Branca Menta Chocolate Float

I had some Branca Menta left and I needed to do something with it. I just couldn’t let is sit in the cabinet and just age away. I am a firm believer that you should treat yourself from time to time. With a little chocolate sauce and some French vanilla ice cream, I made the perfect chocolate float by adding a few ounces of Branca Menta. The Italian mint liqueur gives your chocolate float a smooth and sexy taste

Chocolate Float with Alcohol

Branca Menta Chocolate Float

You know you want a sip 🙂 Check out the recipe below to make your own indulgent float.

Branca Menta Chocolate Float

2 Tablespoons Chocolate Sauce
1 to 3 Scoops French Vanilla Ice Cream
2 ounces Branca Menta

ONEIn a small glass that is about 8 ounces, add 1 tablespoon of chocolate sauce.
TWOAdd 1 scoop of ice cream.
THREEAdd 1 ounce of Branca Menta.
FOURRepeat adding the ingredients in the order above until you have a scoop of ice cream on top ensuring you end with a drizzle of Branca Menta.
FIVEAdd a straw and sip with joy!! Happy Summer!!

NAEN: Buttered Almond Bourbon Ice Cream

NAEN stands for No Additional Equipment Needed/Necessary. I have 2 ice cream makers and I AIN’T use either one. I didn’t feel like freezing bowls or going out in below zero temperatures to find rock salt.

One day I was watching The Cooking Channel and this woman was making coffee ice cream without eggs and an ice cream maker. The woman is Nigella Lawson and her show is “Nigellissima”. I am not a fan of coffee ice cream so I decided to use her technique, but with a different flavor.

I had almonds and liquor. I chose bourbon from the bar. How can I go wrong with almonds and bourbon?

Buttered Almond Bourbon Ice Cream

Buttered Almond Bourbon Ice Cream

And I didn’t go wrong. I think this will be my go to method for making ice cream.

Buttered Almond Bourbon Ice Cream

1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup unsalted almonds (slivers or crushed)
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup bourbon

ONEMelt butter in a skillet at medium heat.
TWOAdd almonds to melted butter. Stir for about 2 to 3 minutes. Set to the side. Allow to cool.
THREEAdd heavy cream to a medium bowl. Whip heavy cream until soft peaks are formed. The mixture will thicken.
FOURIn a separate large bowl, combine buttered almonds, bourbon, and condensed milk.
FIVEFold in whipped heavy cream into bowl with buttered almonds, bourbon, and condensed milk.
SIXPack mixture into an airtight freezer container. TIP: I reused plastic pint containers that I had saved. For the leftover mix, I used freezer safe storage bowls.
SEVENFreeze for at least 6 hours. I froze mine overnight.
EIGHTEnjoy 🙂

Buttered Almond Bourbon Ice Cream

Buttered Almond Bourbon Ice Cream Part II