Since its getting warm out I thought I would share this post that ran last year as a part of Mandas Disney Blog’s Summer Fun Series.
To me warm weather means ice cream. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t even really like ice cream that much. Its hot and very humid where I live so ice cream can make summer days more bearable. So to celebrate the 4th of July my husband and I decided to recreate our favorite ice cream treat from Walt Disney World, the No Way Jose from Beaches and Cream at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. It combines two of my favorite things, chocolate and peanut butter.
We have an ice cream maker so we decided home made was definitely the way to go. It was a three day process but I think it was worth the time.The No Way Jose has both chocolate and vanilla. Instead of making a whole lot of ice cream, we decided to split the recipe since the base of both was basically the same. You can click on the links to see the actual recipes but I will take you through the steps.
On day one after we gathered all of our ingredients, we combined the heavy cream and half and half in a saucepan over medium heat, brought it to a simmer, and the removed it from the heat.
Next, we placed 8 eggs in a mixing bowl and whisked them until they were light in color and then gradually added the sugar. Then we added the cream mixture gradually, using a whisk.
This is where we went slightly off recipe. We split the mixture in half and adding the cocoa to one. We then placed them back onto the stove to thicken.
We then placed both mixtures in bowls and let them sit for 30 minutes to cool down to room temperature. We then added the vanilla to both mixtures, placed lids on the bowls, and let them sit in the refrigerator over night. Make sure that you use an air tight container. The fat in the ice cream will absorb odor and you don’t want your ice cream to end up tasting like your leftover Chinese food.
Day 2 we made the vanilla in our ice cream maker and then placed it in the freezer and did the same thing the next morning with the chocolate. By that evening, which was the 4th, they were both ready to eat. I have to say they turned out really well. The next step was the toppings. A No Way Jose has peanut butter and chocolate sauces, peanut butter and chocolate chips, and whipped cream. We made the peanut butter sauce from scratch but cheated and bought the chocolate.
We used one of my husbands beer glasses to make the sundae since it kinda resembled the bowl our No Way Jose at Beaches and Cream came in. We placed some peanut butter and chocolate sauce in the bowl, then added two scoops of both chocolate and vanilla ice cream, drizzled more sauce on top, and then added the whipped cream and peanut butter and chocolate chips.
And there you have it, our home made No Way Jose. I think it turned out really well and may rival the original (not really but it was really, really good.) It was a fun way to get a Disney fix at home but I wouldn’t eat them too often because it is really, really sweet.