Winter…I know…the season of warm cocoa, steeping tea, hot toddies, maybe even a little brandy.
Beloved has come in from his duck hunt….frozen, but happy. It gives him great pleasure to indulge in this sport he learned with his father and shares with his sons and son in law. He has known the love of dogs whose greatest joy in life was to retrieve across frozen fields. He has shared comradery with longtime friends over cigars, thick steaks, and tall tales. But sometimes what warms the body and what warms the soul are not the same thing.
We both love ice cream and are not quite ready to give up the holiday peppermint. The stores are no longer stocking my favorite novelty peppermint ice creams…time to make a homemade peppermint milkshake.
These happy little snowman glasses are fun. They are part snow globe. When you shake them, the snowflakes dance around. Even grown ups like drinking from a fun straw. Beloved is still a kid at heart. :)
My hearth bunny still promises spring..he’s munching on silk ferns instead of poinsettias now! If your weather outside is frightful, try reverse psychology. It may just make you feel like a kid again and warm your soul.
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup milk
1/4-1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy ( depending on your taste)
Whipped topping and peppermint sticks for garnish.
Mix all in a blender. Next time I think I will throw in sprinkle of mini chocolate chips—even more decadent.
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