Friday, July 25, 2014

Recipe: Homemade No-Churn Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

A Good Hue Ice Cream Recipe

Oh man, have I got a sweet recipe for you to try out this weekend, and like most of my recipes I share, it is SO easy. Yes, easy homemade no-churn chocolate chip ice cream. I was actually surprised at how simple this recipe is—few ingredients, simple directions and no churning or ice cream maker needed. The perfect treat for this hot, HOT weekend!

I have wanted to make a no-churn ice cream for a few months now and was so happy to find a few different recipes that I could base mine from. I decided to keep mine super simple but if you’re looking for options, I recommend this mint chip recipe (it has rum!) and this peach ice cream recipe.

Homemade No-Churn Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Recipe adapted from Honestly Yum

1 ¼ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
⅔ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
½ cup Mini Chocolate Chips (or chopped larger chips or chocolate pieces, whatever floats your boat)
4-6 Sugar Cones
Additional ⅛ cup of Chocolate Chips for cone dipping

Using a mixer on medium speed, whip together the chilled cream, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour cream mixture into a freezer safe dish (I used a cake pan, a loaf pan would work great as well) and spread evenly. Freeze for 4-6 hours to set.

When ice cream is ready, melt additional chocolate chips in microwave on high for :30 second intervals until melted. Dip tops of cones into melted chocolate and smooth around edges with a spatula, decorate with sprinkles. You can even put some of the melted chocolate into the bottom of the cones! Put the cones in the freezer for a couple of minutes so chocolate sets. While waiting, remove ice cream from freezer and allow to sit for a couple of minutes or so at room temperature so it’s easier to scoop. When the chocolate on the cones has hardened, scoop and enjoy!

Makes 4-6 servings, depending on how big your scoops are. Use this base recipe and experiment with your own add-ins to make an ice cream that is truly your own. Love cookies and cream? Add in some broken up chocolate cookie pieces!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Good HUES-Day: 5 Lip Colors for Summer

Today I'm rounding up my top 5 lip colors for summer but I have a horrible secret-- I haven't even been wearing ANY lip color lately. I used to be all about lip color and it's apparent from the cosmetic case I have that's filled with lip products-- glosses, lipsticks, lip stains, lip pencils, you name it! I've been super bad about wearing lip products, besides balm, for the past year and have been sticking to one or two nude-pink safe shades when I do wear color. BOOOORRR-RRRING! 

I'm vowing to step it up and start wearing some more color on my lips this summer, especially pretty corals, fuchsias and hot pinks, and peaches-- whether it's a peachy coral lipstick or a sheer nude pink. Hey, I'm not totally going to give up on my safety color-- it goes with everything! 

What is your favorite lip product for summer?