Friday, July 24, 2009
Swimming With the Phishes
In advance of a big swim meet tomorrow, Swimmer Girl and I made chocolate-peanut butter ice cream as a special treat to mark the event. And because tomorrow will be all about swimming, we added chocolate phish from Ben & Jerry's instead of chocolate chips or chunks. The recipe is from a new cookbook, The Perfect Scoop, by David Lebovitz, and it uses half-and-half instead of all heavy cream or heavy cream and milk. The final result didn't have that filmy quality that using all heavy cream can leave, and the flavor was nicely mixed between the chocolate and peanut butter. To balance the phish, we added tiny peanut butter patties, also from Lebovitz's book--a quick and easy addition that can be made while the cream mixture chills.