|Luscious Peppermint Candy Ice Cream|
I think he's special and deserves a special day without feeling uncomfortable so I settled for a small gift (photobook!) and making his favourite dessert and dinner of choice.
This year, like last year, he wanted ice cream cake. Peppermint ice cream cake. An ice cream flavor not available this time of year, so I had to make it.
I got this recipe from a gorgeous book we own called Sorbets and Ice Creams and Other Frozen Confections by Lou Pappas. The recipe resulted in a luscious, creamy, incredibly pink peppermint ice cream! I baked up half a batch of Best Ever Fudge Brownies. Topped them with the peppermint ice cream and served it to Shawn on his birthday...no candles of course!
The rest we froze in a Tupperware for him to enjoy later.
What did I, the lactose sensitive one, eat... you ask?
A giant bowl of Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream with a few drops of peppermint extract ;-)