Move Over Paciugo Part Due: Mojito Ice Cream

mojito ice cream

Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends!  We hope that you are out soaking up the sun or spending the weekend with friends and family.  Most importantly, don’t forget why you have this three-day weekend that kicks off the summer in the first place.  It is to remember those who have fallen in service to our country.

Memorial Day Quotes


Nothing says summer like the taste of homemade ice cream.  Ever since we brought you Kerrygold Ice Cream last summer, we have been wanting to try out some other variations of this easy, tasty treat.

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We are not going to take you through all of the steps of making the ice cream with photographs, because to tell you the truth, they would look almost exactly the same as our first ice cream post. But we will tell you that instead of adding Kerrygold Irish Cream to the mixture, this time we added 1 ounce of Zaya Rum and 1 ounce of Branca Menta.  The addition of rum and mint flavors to the ice cream gave it the familiar taste of a cool, refreshing mojito.  Serve it in a small serving dish with a fresh sprig of mint on the side.

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So easy! So fresh! Just the right refreshing dessert for summer.

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Follow the recipe on our Kerrygold Ice Cream post.  Give it a try this weekend and let us know if you like it.

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Top Ten Posts for 2017

Happy New Year, friends.  Did you ring in the new year with family and friends or did you spend a cozy night in?  We had a get together at our casa and the Infused Pineapple Vodka did not disappoint.

As we look forward to the new year with optimism and enthusiasm, we also reflect on 2017.  We were surprised to see that we have already posted 33 times on our little blog.  Time flies when you are busy cooking and concocting.  We wanted to share with you our top ten posts that received the most buzz and views.

  1. Zaya Rum Mojito zayamojito5
  2. Tequila Fish Tacostequila fish tacos6
  3. Watermelon Warswatermelon wars 3
  4. Mary Ann or Gingermary ann or ginger
  5. Carpano Antica Sangriasangria 8
  6. Zaya Banana Breadzaya banana bread 1
  7. Zaya Rum Manhattanzaya manhattan 7
  8. Pumpkin Spice Martinipumpkin spice martini 4
  9. Kerrygold Ice Creamkerrygoldicecream
  10. Salted Whiskey Caramel Corncaramel corn 013

Next week we will bring you more recipes and ideas for entertaining and your delight, as well as some more low calorie alternatives for entertaining.

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Zaya Rum Mojito

Mojito, Mojito, Mojito!



We are still thinking about our trip to Riviera Maya, where we slurped down quite a few delicious mojitos.  We planned to share our mojito recipe with you this week, and by coincidence discovered that July 11 (also known in our house as free Slurpee day) was National Mojito Day.  Who knew? Mojitos fit our blog criteria: easy, tasty, fresh. Not to mention that Rhonda was trying to find a way to use up some of the mint that is taking over our garden!


A fun part of this blog is that we get to share some recipes and ingredients with you that you may not know much about.  Our featured ingredient this week is our Zaya Rum that was part of our Bananas Foster recipe that we posted last week.  Most friends know very little about rums.  They are frequently familiar with rums of less quality like, Myers, Bacardi, or Captain Morgan’s. We like Zaya for a multitude of reasons.  It is a blend of 12 different aged rums with the oldest rum being aged 18 years.  It is from the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad.  It has rich mahogany hues and a deep vanilla aroma.  High quality rums stand on their own and can be sipped neat if desired with just a slice of orange.  Try it out!


There are a variety of mojito recipes out there. Some suggest using regular sugar and muddling it in the bottom of your glass.  Craig and I prefer the consistency of simple syrup rather than straight sugar added to our drinks.  Plus, we have a lo-cal version to share with you as well that we found from

To make the Zaya Mojito, you need simple syrup, limes, Zaya Rum, mint leaves, soda water, and ice.


When making simple syrup for mojitos, you can add 5-10 mint leaves to add some flavor to your syrup.


Pour the rum, simple syrup, lime juice and mint leaves into the glass.  Muddle with a pestle.



Add ice and top off with soda water.  Stir. Easy.  Tasty. Fresh


Zaya Mojito

2 oz simple syrup

Juice of ½ a lime

2 oz rum

5 fresh mint leaves

chilled soda water


Mint and lime slice for garnish (optional)

  • Make simple syrup from our recipe shared in Watermelon Wars!
  • In a 12oz glass, pour in 2oz of the simple syrup, 2 oz rum, a few fresh mint leaves, and juice of half a lime. Muddle the contents using a pestle.
  • Top the glass with ice and fill to the top with soda water. Stir.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and a lime wedge

Serves 1.

For a lighter version that averages about 80 calories, you can make simple syrup with stevia sweetener instead of sugar.

Stevia simple syrup:

4-6 packets of stevia

1 cup of water

Place water and stevia in a small sauce pan. Stir.  Bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and cool.


Mojitos are such a refreshing drink for summertime.  These will be a hit whether you make one for yourself as you sit on the porch and relax on a summer evening, or share with your friends at your next social gathering.



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Rhonda and Craig