Pineapple Chobani Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Life is confusing (i’ve mentioned this before).
For instance, this weekend Andrew and I went and looked at houses to buy in Houston. I was on my phone looking up all the houses that are for sale in our desired neighborhood and I had the price limit set so we stayed within our budget (or so I thought).
I was freaking out (in a good way) about all the cute, little homes with the gorgeous stone exteriors and was imagining us as that happy, young couple doing yard work together and going for runs on the trails near our new home and throwing block parties for all our neighbors and baking cookies whenever new people moved in on the street and everyone would know us as the newlywed couple in the cute, little (gorgeous) stone exterior one-story.
And then we would have kids (3 if you ask me and 2 if you ask Andrew) and they could play in the huge, lush front yard and then they would become best friends with another cute baby on the street and then we could have a basketball goal on our garage just like in Father of the Bride and then they would have just the best childhood ever.
And then I realized I had the price limit set at $3 million. UGH. Goodbye gorgeous stone exterior. Goodbye huge lot. Goodbye basketball goal above the garage.
I’m really not that depressed about the whole situation. Mainly because I don’t like basketball that much. I kid. But I’m sure we’ll find a house by December.
Any who, while driving around I was also texting people back for Andrew since he was driving. He never uses smiley faces in his texts which I find lame. So whenever I’m typing out text messages for him I always want to add a smiley face after a manly man text like, “I’ll meet you at 5 for a beer.” Wouldn’t that text be so much better as, “I’ll meet you at 5 for a beer:)?” So much happier. Just saying. Andrew says “bro’s” never use smiley faces. No fun.
Other manly man things from this weeked, like excluding smiley faces, included Andrew getting bacon at Whole Foods while I drank my coconut water smoothie. And then later I was making a big deal about how amazing the French Lavender Soap smelled at Whole Foods and Andrew was like, “my hands smell like bacon still….it’s awesome.” I love me some bacon but it’s funny, in Texas most of the radio commercials for Whole Foods advertise for their meat. They don’t talk about organic vegetables or whole grain decadent desserts or vegan goodies…nope, all the commercials are like, “we’ve got the best beef/pork.” Oh, Texas.
But my favorite purchase from whole foods lately has not been the beef. This is because my favorite snack in the entire world has become Chobani pineapple greek yogurt with chocolate chips. Most of the time I’ll add in some Nature’s Path Vanilla Sunrise Cereal too. The combination of the crunchy-vanilla cereal with the creaminess of the greek yogurt and the sweet-delicious-chocolatey-chocolate flavor ooohhhhh you’re gonna wanna just eat it everyday…so I do. Or well, every other day.
And at only 4 ingredients, this ice cream might become what I eat in between the days i’m not eating the aforementioned snack.
It should be noted that this ice cream may quite possibly be the most refreshing thing I have ever eaten.
Pineapple Chobani Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
makes ~8 (1/2 cup) servings
1 can (13.5 oz) full-fat coconut milk, allowed to sit in fridge overnight to harden
3 (6 oz) containers pineapple flavored greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
1/4 cup honey
1/3 heaping cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used good ol’ Nestle)
3 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, whisk together hardened coconut milk, pineapple greek yogurt and honey. Pour mixture into your ice cream maker and allow to churn for 10-15 minutes, or until it begins to resembles ice cream. Mine didn’t completely harden to the thickness of ice cream. Scoop slightly hardened ice cream mixture into a seal-able container. Spread ice cream to corners of container and evenly sprinkle remaining 3 Tbsp chocolate chips over the smooth ice cream top. Cover container and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Serve.
[note: This ice cream should be made 1-2 hours before serving. If left in the freezer overnight, it will get too hard. If you do freeze it overnight, you can let it thaw a little and then scoop the ice cream but the optimal ice cream like texture will be achieved by letting the ice cream sit for 1-2 hours in the freezer immediately after making and then serving.]