Living 25 minutes from the nearest Starbucks is both a blessing and a curse. A curse because hubs and I have to make up reasons to head to that part of town for a Frappuccino fix. (What? Sometimes I need lettuce from the furthest possible supermarket. Starbucks just happens to be in the vicinity!) And a blessing, of course, because I save a boatload by not having access every day.
And then I discovered these bad boys.
Thank you, Starbucks, for saving me gas money by letting me store your delicious frozen coffee creations in my own freezer. I can't believe I'm saying this, but these ice-creams beat the pants off the actual Frappuccinos. And yes, you read that right: peppermint mocha ice-cream. It's like mint chocolate chip ice cream and your morning coffee had a baby. A delicious, sweet, cold baby. That's weird, actually. Scratch that baby thing.
I wanted to try this thing where I didn't eat ice-cream directly from the container with a giant spoon. And after my 17 mile run yesterday, you better believe that was hard not to do. Instead, I whipped up a quick dessert starring Starbucks Ice Cream.
So what if there were two ingredients? It's still baking, people. I placed some wonton wrappers into a muffin tin to create the mini shell for the ice cream. Easy peasy. Those were baked at 400 for about 6 minutes, until they started browning on the edges.
While they're still warm, spoon in a nice scoop of ice cream. I ate them by hand, and it was the perfect combination of hot and cold, creamy and crunchy. Reminded me of a baked alaska or fried ice-cream, except much easier (and healthier, because each wonton wrapper has just 20 calories).
There you have it. I can't wait to serve these as dessert for a cocktail party, because they can be made in about 10 minutes and you don't need people to be seated or have a knife and fork to eat them. Also, I need to make really sophisticated friends and have a cocktail party.
What is your favorite ice-cream flavor?
I don't eat a ton of ice-cream, but when I do I usually stick to vanilla and load it with toppings. But I may officially be converted, this Peppermint Mocha was pretty amazing...
Are you a Starbucks addict? What do you normally order?
Addict? Maybe not. But lover? Most definitely. If it's cold out, I love getting a hot skim latte. In the summer, I'm all about a tall caramel light frappuccino!