I wanted to post an easy and quick homemade treat idea for the holidays for those of you looking for something a little different.
There are some amazing cookie recipes, various loaves- Gingerbread, Snickerdoodle and so on, fudge and candies… but what about something that everyone likes that is just a little different for the holidays?
Ice cream. Ice cream is crazy easy to make, absolutely delicious and comes together in a fun package for gift giving this holiday season.
I had to have a winter-y holiday flavor, so I came up with this Peppermint Bark recipe featuring vanilla ice cream, crushed candy canes, white chocolate and chunks of milk chocolate.
It is seriously good and a guaranteed hit with your friends and family. You can totally make this ahead and freeze or keep this in the freezer for quick and easy last minute gifts. Yeah!
I have two recipes for you below. One recipe is no churn- meaning you can mix this up with just a hand mixer or Kitchenaid and you don’t need an ice cream machine.
The second recipe is using an ice cream machine. I find that the actual ice cream machine recipe is more flavorful and rich and just has a lot more dimension to it. It really does taste like an expensive gourmet ice cream. Don’t get me wrong, both recipes are delicious. If you have an ice cream machine it is worth digging it out. If you love ice cream, well. You might consider buying one and making your own treats all year long.
Ready to get started?