I live in Japan and I love mint chocolate chip ice cream. We went shopping and found tiny 20 gram bags of rock salt for about $2 each -- the caviar of salt I guess -- so that was out. It was table salt or nothing. We bought 'milk'. It was white. We found something called 'fresh creme' and figured we were in the ballpark. Vanilla, no problem. Chocolate chips, no problem Mint, problem. It was mint tea, or creme de menthe and alcohol won. Say back to the kitchen. We bought to big bags of ice which ended up giving us half of what we needed. They say too many cooks spoils something, I think. Especially when one puts the salt in, and then checks the email, and then one's wife puts the salt in -- to help out. Half way through, and time to throw the chips in we have a taste test. The kids were waiting anxiously. I think I made the same face I make when I down a shot of tequila and lick the salt. Their beaming faces turned dark -- what did you do to the ice-cream, Daddy? I told them we were making 'adult' ice-cream and not to get their hopes up. I finished off the creme de menthe and opened a beer and watched the ice-cream maker spin for the last ten minutes. I put on some blues. So we are done. Everybody had a spoon and dug into the canister. Tequila shots faces all around. But my ten-year-old digs her spoon in again and tells us it's OK. We all go at it and after each bite it just got better. Will try it again with half the salt. I know it will be great.
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I live in Japan and I love mint chocolate chip ice cream. We went shopping and found tiny 20...