Today I’ve joined up with a bunch of fabulous bloggers to have an ice cream social in preparation for Labor Day Weekend. After you read about this yummy creation, scroll to the bottom to see what everyone else is serving up!
Plus I’m guest posting a favorite cookie and a tender memory from growing up and how my mom helped me feel better about myself on Is This Really My Life
Chocolate caramel ice cream sauce just got way better with crunchy little toffee bits. I have always been a texture person. I love to have a little crunch in things. It just tastes better to me. This sauce is super silky and those little nuggets of toffee add the perfect little something.
I actually didn’t even think that kindergarten was that bad anyway. Maybe because I was so used to Preschool, or because it’s only 3 hours every day and I would have her home for lunch. I did hold strong and I didn’t cry, but it was honestly so hard to let her go. I felt like I was sending her out into the big scary world and I had so many worries. Would the other kids be nice? Would her teacher take care of her and teach her the things she needed to know? Would she choose the right and be a good example to those around her? Would she struggle with the school work? And what if she had to sit alone at lunch or had no one to play with at recess? I know, I seem a bit too worried, but kids can be so mean and school can be hard on kids sometimes.
Thankfully I didn’t need to worry, and she did fantastic, made new friends and loved her teacher. Now I just hope it continues. I will say I am looking forward to not having kindergarten homework. I swear it has to be the worst because it’s all about the parent sitting there and trying to think on their terms. It was definitely a bit much at times.
This ice cream party was a little celebration for making it through the first day and it felt so good to forget work, cleaning etc and just have fun together celebrating a new year and what a blessing it is to be able to send our children to a good school every year.
There’s just a hint of chocolate in the caramel sauce and though you could totally add more, I like it as mainly a caramel sauce with toffee. And don’t worry, your secret is safe with me if you decide to crack open the fridge and just sluuuuurrrrpp spoonful after spoonful.
What do you do that’s special on the first day of school?
Chocolate Caramel Crunch Sauce
Makes about 3 1/2 Cups
1/4 Cup Butter, unsalted
2 Tablespoons Flour
1 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup Light Corn Syrup
1/2 Cup Evaporated Milk
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Heath Toffee Bits (found by the chocolate chips or use 4 candy bars, crushed)
In a medium sauce pan heat the butter over medium heat. As soon as it is melted completely add the flour and quickly whisk to combine. Add the brown sugar and corn syrup and stir until smooth. Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce to low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the evaporated milk, slowly drizzling and stirring until everything is well combined and smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips and toffee, stirring until the chocolate is melted.
Serve immediately over your favorite ice cream.
Want to see my favorite ice cream recipes?
Dulce De Leche Ice Cream
recipe and photos from cafejohnsonia
Becky @ Project Domestication-3 Ingredient Beet Ice Cream
Lindsey @Cafe Johnsonia Caramel Hazelnut Ice Cream
Becky @ Vintage Mixer- Ice Cream
Holly @Phemomenon- Brownie Batter Ice Cream
Kelly @ Mountain Mama Cooks- Peach Cardamom Fro-yo
Krista @ Budget Gourmet Mom- Caramel Ripple-Oreo Chunk-Mint Ice Cream
Karen @365 Days of Crock Pot- Chocolate Mint Hot Fudge Sauce in a Crock Pot
Marie @ Food Nouveau-Ice Cream Favorites
Rachel @ A Southern FairyTale- Ice Cream
Shawn @ I Wash…You Dry-Pina Colada Ice Cream
Stephanie @ Queen Scarlett-Talenti Gelato and San Peligrini
Wendy @ 101 Gourmet Series- Cup Cake Ice Cream