Caramel & Chocolate Ben & Jerry’s style Ice Cream…Ooooh served with caramelised bananas!

Ice cream a la ZoBird!

I LOVE ice cream…anybody who knows me, knows that besides cake, chocolate and various other sins ice cream is my ultimate indulgence.  Much to Di Meos delight in Whitley Bay; especially during the summer months, I frequent their establishment consuming all double creamy, frozen goodness until I feel sick with my bestie Ollie…Believe me it’s embarrassing when the whole Di Meo family know you!!!  Anyhoo…I went to Urban Outfitters and found the Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book.  Originally published in 1987 (so we’re talking pre-Caramel Chew Chew and pre-Phish food) this book is like every ice cream makers dream.  I will hasten to add that I would never refer to myself as an ice cream ‘maker’ passe, but now that I have made my first batch I believe that I should at least continue to produce such delicious delights and in turn be able to coin the term – ZoBird’s Ices…now that does have a ring to it, doesn’t it?!

So read on if you are brave and would like to trial out some Ben & Jerry action…IMPORTANT NOTE…this is a very easy recipe, you DO NOT need an ice cream maker and consequently may end up with an ice cream addiction paired with an ever-increasing waistband….Don’t say I didn’t warn you!  Continue reading »

Chocolate Orange Halloween Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange Halloween Cupcakes

Ok, ok so it’s not yet Halloween but my loving Mummy sent me these cute little cupcake cases and matching sticks which I just had to use!  Further to this I am a firm believer in using up the chocolate stashed around the house and I assure you, we have A LOT!  So digging out the Terry’s chocolate orange segments I thought to myself….Mmmmm chocolate orange…the perfect Halloween inspired flavour combo! Continue reading »

Peanut Butter & Kool Aid Jelly Whoopie Pies – Good Morning USA!!!!

Whoopie’s Inspired by the USA!


Despite receiving high praise from all who consumed these whoopies, they are indeed a work in progress.  The jelly caused structural integrity issues and so a Kool Aid jam is next on the experimentation menu!

All the same, this is the way I went about things in case you feel like a bit of a challenge and a sloppy, delicious taste of the USA :) Continue reading »