We made these for the first time last night, and they absolutely rocked. I almost didn’t try them because I am trying to do with as little dairy as possible, but after one sip I needed another which eventually turned into a mug full! But I wasn’t actually on the banana diet thing anyway, so I enjoyed a really yummy cup of this delicious drink. My kids adored it and we figured out it could be made with lots of flavors of ice cream as well as extracts.
Hot Almond Cream Drink Recipe
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar, packed
2 c. vanilla ice cream
2 tsp. almond extract
3/4 c. boiling water/cup
1/4 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
On low heat, in a pot, melt the butter and mix in the sugars on the stove top for about 5-10 minutes stirring nearly constantly and careful not to allow it to burn. Pour the sugar mixture into a large bowl and add the ice cream and the almond extract. Using a mixer, beat until the whole thing is smooth. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl frequently. Now you have your basic part done.
To make a cup of the delicious beverage:
Spoon 1/4 c. of the mix into a mug. Next add 3/4 c. boiling water and stir well. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve. My kids enjoyed it with some whipped cream on top but I opted out of that. This recipe makes about 3-4 mugs full out of it. So be sure to halve, double or triple to suit your needs. Hope you enjoy and let me know how you like it.
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