There’s just no fighting those superhero-strength new germs at the beginning of a school year. 4 days into the start of school, and my little one has already come down with strep throat. The doctor sent us home with medicine and ordered two days at home resting, as well as cold, soothing things to eat. While waiting for the prescription to be filled, my little one picked out blue jello, chocolate pudding and Shrek Push-Pops. He wanted the forever evil and addicting PopTarts, but I explained that PopTarts didn’t exactly fall into the “cold and soothing” category. Ice cream, however, did fall into that Dr.-Prescribed category, and so I set out to prepare some of the homemade stuff for my sick little guy. (As if that other junk I bought him wasn’t enough, right?)
Luckily I had stored my ice cream maker tub in the freezer, so it was ready to go. I frantically browsed recipes that weren’t custard-based as I didn’t want my little darling to have to wait. He needed a healing dose of homemade ice cream, and he needed it today. Darn those lower-end ice cream makers… they work great but you do have to plan ahead to chill the ingredients and freeze the bowl!
Snickerdoodle Ice Cream was my choice. I was able to throw together a few ingredients that are already chilled, and 30 short minutes later we were in super rich and excessively indulgent Ice Cream Heaven.
Did it really taste like Snickerdoodles? Not really. But it did have similar flavors… a cinnamony, nutmeggy sort of ice cream. I had a couple of ideas for how to make it even better. How about chunks of Snickerdoodle Cookies mixed within (a la Cookies and Cream)? Or how about slapping some of this stuff in between two Snickerdoodle cookies and then edging it in cinnamon chips. Oh yeah. That would be a little over the top, but that’s what a good dessert is all about, right?
Little guy is already on the mend… and I have to think that this Snickerdoodle Ice Cream helped. (As well as snuggling with Mommy watching endless cartoons).
This recipe can be found here: Snickerdoodle Ice Cream