The Ninja Baker’s Japanese Plum Wine Brownie Chip Ice Cream, #ChocolateParty

Roxana of Roxana’s Home Baking is celebrating one year of hosting her Chocolate Party. Every month she invites foodies from the blogosphere to bring their best chocolate treats to the virtual party. As this month celebrates a momentous anniversary, Roxana is requesting an extra-special family favorite.

The Ninja Baker's Japanese Plum Wine Brownie Chip Ice Cream
is sandwiched between two giant chocolate cookies.

Do you want to join the fun? Roxana is giving away fabulous party favors! Here’s how this month’s invite reads:

Bring your favorite chocolate dessert to Roxana’s home baking #chocolateparty and win amazing prizes from OXO, Calphalon, Keurig, Imperial Sugar, Honey Ridge Farms and Land O Lakes® Butter

An elegant and easy trifle:
 Japanese Plum Wine Brownie Chip Ice Cream with brownie bits.

I’m bringing The Ninja Baker’s Japanese Plum Wine Brownie Chip Ice Cream. In our Tokyo home, Japanese plum wine was enjoyed only for truly momentous events. My sister’s 16th birthday was one of those rare events. We took the precious bottle of alcohol with the wrinkled plums out of the pantry and raised our glasses. To celebrate Roxana’s one-year Chocolate Party birthday, I combined brownies (a family favorite) with plum wine in ice cream. (If you like the idea of mixing liquor into ice cream, click here for a Buttery Bourbon Ice Cream recipe.)

Wine plus chocolate in ice cream equals celebration!

The Ninja Baker’s Japanese Plum Wine Brownie Chip Ice Cream

First you’ll need to make brownies. A favorite go-to is the recipe from the Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate box. Bake and cool.

For ice cream recipes, I run to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home cookbook.
Using Jeni’s Vanilla Bean recipe as a base I churned a lovely Japanese plum wine brownie chip ice cream. I substituted ¼ of the heavy cream with wine. To
balance the subtraction of cream fat, I added 1½ tablespoons of vanilla pudding mix. Droplets of pink food coloring were also mixed in. Last and not least, 1 cup of crumbled brownie bits were dropped into the churning ice cream.

Wishing you many reasons to celebrate every day.


The Ninja Baker

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The Ninja Baker has guest blogged and contributed recipes to numerous food sites. These additional recipes can be found here.



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