Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sinterklaas: chocolate pepernoten ice cream

As I blogged yesterday, tommorow Sinterklaas is being celebrated in the Netherlands. As I did mention we eat pepernoten as a treat. But we also have chocolate pepernoten. And they are even better.
On sunday we always end our dinner with icecream. So to stay in season I've made chocolate pepernoten ice cream.
And it's good, very good. I've ate it and I pitty that Sinterklaas is gone tomorrow. I have to wait almost a year before chocolate pepernoten are available again.
But christmas is coming so that's also a good prospect, because I love that holiday to.

My childeren are nervous of what present to expect. Sinterklaas comes along and brings something with him in a bag. When you are naughty (that's the story), you get a roe. A roe is a bundle of wood (too bad for you).
Otherwise he brings you something you want (or you hope he will).
And we sing songs and drink chocolatemilk.

For the chocolate pepernoten ice you need:
- 400 ml cream;
- 100 ml milk;
- 1/2 teaspoon speculoos spice;
- 130 gram brown sugar;
- 80 gram chocolate pepernoten, roughly chopped.

Mix the cream, milk, spices and sugar and put them in your ice cream maker. Let it work conform your manual. Then take a spoon and mix, by hand, the chocolate pepernoten through. Put it in a bowl and freeze it for about 2 hours until it's firm.
You can decorate it with chocolate pepernoten or with tangerines, which zwarte piet always got with him.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

This looks so delicious....I love the spices used in speculoos. Yummy!