Romance Cooks

Irish Kiss Ice Cream – Joanne Kenrick

Perfect for a late summer’s eve with your hunnie, this sweet treat is sure to help set the romantic mood. Or deliver a touch of decadence at a dinner party. Based on the cocktail Shaun makes in Sweet Irish Kiss, this is by far one my favorite desserts to make when we have adult company. It’s quick, easy (just the way I like my time in the kitchen) and a real crowd pleaser.

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IRISH KISS ICE CREAM

For two

Ingredients

Four cups of vanilla ice cream

Bailey’s Irish Cream

1 bar of Cadbury’s milk chocolate (or similar)

mint flavoring

two ice cream bowls for serving

fresh mint sprigs, strawberries, and whipped cream are optional serving suggestions.

Directions

Remove desired amount of ice cream from the freezer and leave to soften slightly for five minutes.

Scoop four cups of ice cream into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Pour into a sealable container suitable for the freezer.

Add two tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish cream and two drops of mint flavoring.

Mix all ingredients together until well blended.

Secure lid on container.

Freeze the mixture for at least two hours before serving.

Serving

Leave ice cream to soften for a minute.

Using a grater, knife or shaver, shave flakes from your bar of chocolate while ice cream is softening.

Arrange two scoops in each of your two ice cream bowls.

Tip; warm ice cream scoop in boiling water for a second before scooping out ice cream for nicely rounded scoops of ice cream.

Top with the chocolate shavings.

Optional; serve with fresh strawberries and a dollop of freshly whipped cream on the side. Top with a sprig of fresh mint.

Sweet Irish Kiss

spicy

Shaun Bell, a divorced workaholic, spends all his time tending bar in his Irish Pub. He’s ready to love again, but the women who visit his bar are only after his infamous Irish cocktails. At the advice of his darts team, over a tanker or two of Beamish, he applies to 1Night Stand to get back into the swing of things and enjoy the company of a woman specially selected for him by Madame Evangeline.

Rachel Taylor has issues. Her father broke her mother’s heart with his cheating and Rachel swore never to let that happen to her, but one ruined relationship after another and she’s realized she’s got to get over being closed off to men. Perhaps a one-night stand is just the baby step she needs to begin to build trust again.

A match seemingly made in heaven…until morning rolls around and Shaun can’t bring himself to say good-bye. Can he win her over with his secret weapon, a Sweet Irish Kiss, or is Rachel still too scared to love?

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