All week, we’re celebrating the release of JUST ADD MAGIC by Cindy Callaghan, my former writing student and still dear friend. JUST ADD MAGIC is Cindy’s first novel, a humorous middle grade mystery about the sweet-and-sassy Kelly Quinn and a secret cooking club she and her friends form. You can read all about the book here and how Cindy got it published here.
Bowl Me Over Chocolate Brownie Super Swirley (from JUST ADD MAGIC)
2 cups of chocolate fudge ice cream
1 cup hot fudge sauce
1 large brownie, cut into chunks
4 pieces homemade Amish fudge – regular, if you can’t find Amish — cut into chunks
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Whipped cream (optional)
Remove ice cream from freezer and place into blender. Let stand until it’s the consistency of soft serve. (Some microwaves have a nifty feature that will do this for you, but make sure you use a microwave-safe bowl to zap it.)
Gently heat hot fudge sauce until it’s warm but not boiling or too liquid-y. Add to blender. Pulse until it’s incorporated and mixture has loosened up some.
Add the chunks of brownie and fudge as well as the semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Pulse until they’re mixed in but NOT pulverized. You can do this step by hand, too, if you prefer.
Pour into two tall glasses, top with whipped cream, and serve with large straws and long spoons.
Super Swirleys are a very important part of this story, not just because taste totally delicious, but because of what they mean. Having a Swirley with your gal pal is like saying, "You. Me. Sitting. Talking. Together. Right now." I think that's important because we don't do that enough. So, invite a pal over and share a Super Swirley today!
Tomorrow, Cindy will share her tips for aspiring writers. See you then!