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05 12 / 2013

Sweet boozy (vegetarian) mincemeat in a vanilla brandy ice cream. YUM! I made my own candied orange peel to go in the mincemeat. My original plan was to do an eggnog + mincemeat ice cream but that might have been way too rich.  For the ice cream, I used Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste and a French brandy from Trader Joe’s. Happy Holidays!

Sweet boozy (vegetarian) mincemeat in a vanilla brandy ice cream. YUM! I made my own candied orange peel to go in the mincemeat. My original plan was to do an eggnog + mincemeat ice cream but that might have been way too rich.  For the ice cream, I used Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste and a French brandy from Trader Joe’s. Happy Holidays!

17 6 / 2013

Black and White Cookie Ice Cream!

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My friend Christa requested a Black and White Cookie Ice Cream for her birthday this year. My first reaction was: "What? Plain chocolate and plain vanilla? That’s kinda boring…"

[I almost named this blog No Vanilla! but changed my mind when I imagined visitors NOT coming here for ice cream recipes.]

So chocolate and vanilla it is. A two-tone half chocolate, half vanilla ice cream. With cookies.

Day 1: I baked a dozen Black and White cookies following this Smitten Kitchen recipe. (Tip: make your own cake flour) I frosted the cookies and chopped them into small pieces.

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Day 2: I cooked up a Chocolate ice cream and a Vanilla-Lemon ice cream. Let these chill in the fridge overnight.

Day 3: Churned the ice creams. I made “divider cards” for the containers by cutting up postcards to size, and wrapping these in parchment paper.

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I filled half the containers with Choc ice cream and cookie pieces, and let these sit in the freezer for a few hours, on their sides, to prevent the soft chocolate ice cream from seeping under the cardboard onto the other side.

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When the chocolate ice cream had firmed up a bit, I churned the Vanilla-Lemon ice cream (I have a NewAir compressor machine so I can make more than one batch per day) I then removed the cards, and filled the other half of the containers. 

Voila! 

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Black and White ice cream! With black and white cookies!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTA! xox

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30 3 / 2012

3/30/2012: TAKE TWO. I have modified this recipe - much simpler and tastes better! Instead of steeping the cake in the ice cream base as I had done previously (the result was way too rich!), the cake is now tossed with the caramelized pineapple and cherries, and folded later into the ice cream.
P.S. I used Dole canned pineapple like in the original recipe. 
Photos: HERE and HERE.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATHAN! xox

3/30/2012: TAKE TWO. I have modified this recipe - much simpler and tastes better! Instead of steeping the cake in the ice cream base as I had done previously (the result was way too rich!), the cake is now tossed with the caramelized pineapple and cherries, and folded later into the ice cream.

P.S. I used Dole canned pineapple like in the original recipe

Photos: HERE and HERE.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATHAN! xox

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25 3 / 2012

This was an experiment which worked out well. There are no eggs in this Crème Brûlée ice cream recipe and you wouldn’t know! Thank you, Bird’s Custard Powder, which also works as a thickener.
Unfortunately, I don’t own a blowtorch for the sugar so I followed this website’s method and also the idea of using coconut sugar which is available at Thai supermarkets.
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This was an experiment which worked out well. There are no eggs in this Crème Brûlée ice cream recipe and you wouldn’t know! Thank you, Bird’s Custard Powder, which also works as a thickener.

Unfortunately, I don’t own a blowtorch for the sugar so I followed this website’s method and also the idea of using coconut sugar which is available at Thai supermarkets.

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11 1 / 2012

..Because January 13th is National Peach Melba Day!
This recipe is for a peachy vanilla ice cream with sweet raspberry sauce.
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..Because January 13th is National Peach Melba Day!

This recipe is for a peachy vanilla ice cream with sweet raspberry sauce.

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