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Some of My “Fun in the Sun” Favs! :-)


Stop by My Real Life Reviews to read about some of my all-time fav summertime products and books.

Summer…it’s almost here! 🙂 Have a good one. 

It’s Almost Ice Cream Time Again!

Tasted a delish commercial coconut milk ice cream this past week (I’ll be reviewing that product soon) but it also got me thinking about making my own coconut milk ice cream, at home.

Here’s the review of the Hamilton Beach ice cream maker that I use, works great!

mocha ice cream

Found this excellent list of coconut milk based ice cream recipes over at the Mother Nature Network. These all sound so yummy! 😉

Have you tried coconut milk ice cream?

If you haven’t yet, you’re in for a treat. Every bit as rich and delicious as dairy types.

Bring on summer and ice cream, all kinds! 🙂

Mocha Pecan Ice Cream


I recently got my first automatic ice cream maker as a gift. What a great invention! And a money-saver too.

Even though it’s been far from ideal “ice cream weather” here in Interior BC; I’ve already made a couple of yummy batches. Heh, if you add a cup of coffee to the mix (love it!) ice cream can be just as good on a cooler day. 😉

And yes, it’s very rich but I only have a small portion at any given time. It’s so satisfying and yummy good.

I’ve always been a fan of all things: mocha.

 I did some tweaking with a couple of recipes I found online and came up with my own version of Mocha Pecan Ice Cream. Makes about 1.5 Qts.

This isn’t my own photo (thank goodness for Flickr!) as the batch I made was gone before I remembered to get a pic! LOL              

Here’s the oh so easy recipe:

Mocha Pecan Ice Cream

1 c. whipping cream (not whipped)

1/2 C. half and half/cereal cream

1/2 C. regular milk

1/3 c. white or raw fine sugar (add a bit more if you like it sweeter)

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1 T. instant coffee granules

1/4 C. melted dark chocolate

1 c. finely chopped pecans

Combine all ingredients except for the coffee granules , melted chocolate and pecans.

In a small bowl or cup, add the coffee granules to the melted chocolate and stir to combine thoroughly. Add to first mixture.

Chill mixture in the fridge until ready to make the ice cream.

Follow instructions as per ice cream maker manual.

Add the pecans during the last few minutes of churning time.

Freeze ice cream and get ready to enjoy an oh so yummy treat!


I also have an Ice Cream Lover’s Giveaway coming up at My Real Life Reviews in  early July. Stay tuned! 🙂

Photo courtesy of Flickr.