It’s Friday night. Micah got a great grade on a Chemistry test. Jeffrey says we need to celebrate. That usually means Pizza, Popcorn and Ice Cream with a movie.
Now remember my 80/20 rule on this one. The pizza is from Gepetto’s. So not homemade. It was good though. Not whole foods or clean, I am sure. We limit this type of thing way more now then ever before. Even during the last year as this journey has taken place, we would eat pizza from a pizza house at least 2x a month. Each payday, Jeffrey would stop for pizza on his way home. Fortunately, we have become more sensitive to the ingredients and can’t eat like that any more. But today was special. Chemistry is tough and Micah did well. We are proud. And since we are foodies, we celebrate with food. 🙂
This ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s. Not my homemade ice cream, because this was a last minute decision. My homemade ice cream takes a few hours to be really good. However, we were almost out of chocolate syrup. I love chocolate syrup on my ice cream, but I didn’t want to cave into Hersey’s and it’s high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. So I got on Pinterest to find the recipe I like to use.
The recipe comes from aroundmyfamilytable.com. Click that link for the original recipe. But sick around for a version that I like just a little bit better. The original is very tasty, but kinda thin. I do not like thin chocolate syrup so I made a few changes.
HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE SYRUP
Makes about 2 cups
1 1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp. Arrowroot(or less)
2 droppers of Liquid Stevia
Whisk together the 1 1/2 cup of water, coconut sugar, vanilla and salt in a pan on the stove. Begin to heat it. Mix the Arrowroot and a little water to make a thin liquid. Pour about half in the pan and continue to whisk as it heats to a small boil. It will thicken quickly. Once it begins to thicken, remove from the heat. Add the Stevia to taste. Let it cool a bit and enjoy.
Try which ever way you like it best. I like it a little thicker. Either way tastes great on ice cream.