This post originally published on a previously-owned blog and was imported here to simplify my life. My family eats much healthier than this nowadays, but I include this post for memories and history. I hope you enjoy the content!
It has been a COLD last several days here. Not only that, but after receiving our first electricity bill since 9 months ago, our mouths gaped open and we turned down the heat even more. I spend my days in at least 3 shirts, sometimes 4 – two of which are usually a thick sweater AND a heavy hooded sweatshirt. A little crazy, right?
So, my friend Erica asked us to help with her kids’ missions lesson on Peru this month. Long story short, this was the reason I made Peruvian ice cream – for the children! It is called Queso Helado Arequipeño, which literally means Cheese Ice Cream from Arequipa (the city we lived in).
Don’t worry, there is no cheese in it, although I’m not so sure how bad that would be?
It was fun to mess with the kids just a little bit, along the lines of “fear factor,” by pretending that this ice cream was really made from cheese. We dared them to try it, and after the first one did [and loved it] they all suddenly were brave enough to try it, too.
Make sure you turn up the heat to enjoy this…or save it for the summer!
Note #1: For any of you who are mostly lactose intolerant (or just want to be), I actually made this with Lactose-Free milk and it turned out well!
Note #2: Have I mentioned how much I love my kitchen scale? It’s just fun.
And, last but not least, check out this video I found on YouTube to watch the more authentic way of making Queso Helado. You can find these ladies in many places around Arequipa, Peru!