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  • Very Berry and Creamy Coconut Ice Cream
    Very Berry and Creamy Coconut Ice Cream
  • Dreamy Chocolate Mousse
    Dreamy Chocolate Mousse

TASTE: Sweet treats for mom on Mother’s Day



This delicious Very Berry and Creamy Coconut Ice Cream was created with mothers in mind. It’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious, especially when it’s made with fresh ingredients right at home for a perfect addition to Mother’s Day festivities. 

This ice cream features the rich tartness of frozen fruit and a sweet creaminess from the coconut milk. The two flavors of ice cream create a unique combination that’s out-of-this-world delicious. 

Enjoy a delightful treat with your mom as you make memories year after year. This time it may be mom’s turn to ask for the recipe.



Yield: 11 cups


Berry Ice Cream

2 pounds frozen berries (such as raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries)

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon salt


Coconut Ice Cream

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/2 teaspoon salt


Mint leaves, for garnish (optional)


To make berry ice cream: In blender, pulse frozen berries, sweetened condensed milk, honey and salt until smooth, scraping down sides.

Pour mixture into 5-by-9-inch loaf pan. Freeze uncovered 4 hours, or until set. 

To make coconut ice cream: In large mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form.

In medium bowl, whisk sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk, salt and 1 cup whipped cream until combined. Add remaining whipped cream and whisk until combined.

Pour into 5-by-9-inch loaf pan. Freeze uncovered 4 hours, or until set. 

Scoop desired amount of each ice cream into bowls to serve. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired.




Family events such as wedding showers or Mother’s Day, or the first day of spring after a bitter winter, can be reasons to celebrate and indulge in something out of the ordinary.

This Dreamy Chocolate Mousse can make those special memories just a little bit sweeter. It’s rich, decadent and full of scrumptious chocolate flavor. Topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate, it’s the perfect addition to almost any special occasion. 

It’s easy and requires minimal ingredients, and the results are something smooth, rich and luscious. 

Your sense of taste will take you right back to that happy place once you take a small bite. Memories are some of the greatest gifts you get to keep forever. 



Serves: 4-8


8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped, plus chocolate shavings (optional)

40 large marshmallows

2 1/4 cups heavy cream, divided


In large bowl, combine chopped chocolate, marshmallows and 1/2 cup heavy cream. Microwave 2 minutes on high, or until marshmallows are melted. Let mixture cool 1 hour.

Using mixer, whip 1 3/4 cups heavy cream until soft peaks form. Reserve and refrigerate 1/2 cup whipped cream for topping.

In cooled chocolate mixture, fold in 2 cups whipped cream until combined. Add remaining whipped cream and mix until combined. 

Spoon mousse into ramekins. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. 

To serve, top with 1/2 cup reserved whipped cream and sprinkle with shaved chocolate, if desired.


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Ellis County Press

208 S Central St. 
Ferris, TX 75125