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Chill out with wine ice cream

Deep in the trenches of parenthood, we try to savor the “golden hour” of our day. You know, that hour right after the last little one has been sweetly tucked into bed (after three stories, a song, a back rub, and four glasses of water), and just before you pass out from the sheer exhaustion of the day. Ah, it’s magical. During this wondrous portion of our day, we reflect on the days events, recount what we actually managed to cross of our ever growing to-dos, savor the giggles that we shared, and give ourselves a pat on the back surviving another day. We accompany this with our softest pair of yoga pants, the latest in trashy reality television, and a nice heaping bowl of wine ice cream.

That’s right, we said wine ice cream.

Wine Ice Cream

We stumbled upon this yummy little concoction that can only be described as genius. Two of our favorite pleasures rolled into one makes for the perfect “wind down” treat. Not to mention it’s achievable in just a few easy steps.

wine ice cream

Wine Ice Cream

Servings 3-5
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 3-4 hours

riesling ice cream
Ingredients
– 3/4 cup of wine (Aim for a sweeter wine if you can. For this recipe we used a resiling for the white and a pinot noir for the red.)
– 3 tablespoons of fine grained sugar
– 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream
– 1/4 cup of chocolate chips, crushed
– Medium sized tupperware container or similar sized freezable container
–  Chocolate, berries, or candy for garnish (optional).

pinot noir ice cream

Directions
1: Pour wine and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
2: Add the heavy cream and stir until the mixture starts to thicken. (For the red wine stir in crushed chocolate chips.)
3: Scoop mixture evenly into freezable container.
4: Place container into freezer for 3-4 hours.
5: Scoop and enjoy!

wine ice cream

What do you do to chill out at the end of your day?

How to make wine ice cream

Meet the Author | Carrie Beth & Jen


Carrie Beth and Jen are both 30-something mothers and wives, who happen to be best friends. They both love all things preppy, southern, and just plain pretty. Between the two of them, they have 5 precious little ones and constantly have a text conversation going on about the day-to-day of their lives and the crazy adventure that is motherhood. Whether it's trying to keep up with current fashion trends, finally getting around to that DIY project, or just dealing with everyday life with kids, it always keeps them laughing and it's always real life. They share their ideas and stories on their blog, The Magnolia Mamas.

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