Tuesday, May 4, 2010

TWD - Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

For this weeks TWD baking project, Becky from Project Domestication chose Burnt Sugar Ice Cream from page 432 of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking: From My Home to Yours". I was so excited to make this ice cream, that I accidently jumped ahead and made this last week when I was supposed to be making Chockablock cookies! I love homemade ice cream and this variation was no exception! I have discovered that freezing up a batch of ice cream requires a level of patience that I'm ill equipped to handle! First you have to cook your custard, slowly adding hot ingredients to the eggs so that they don't curdle. Then, cook and stir and cook and stir. Cool the custard, freeze the custard into ice cream and then freeze until scoopable. Playing the waiting game paid off though because this ice cream was fantastic! The flavor was so unique and the ice cream was super smooth and creamy.

The day before I made the ice cream, I baked some Double Chocolate Chunk cookies to reward my official taste tester for assembling a bunkbed for my son. He took all but two cookies home so I had two of these brownie like cookies staring me in the face. Rather than eat them, I mixed them into some of the burnt sugar ice cream. Holy cow - it was awesome! Chocolate-caramel is a flavor combination can only be surpassed by the chocolate peanut butter combo. Yum!

Please visit the rest of the TWD bakers to see how they mixed things up this week.

15 comments:

mr. pineapple man said...

ive seen a lot of twd bakers on blogspot! i was wondering why everyone was making burnt sugar ice cream, but now i know! haha

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Oh yum... I would love to mix those cookies in! I just added chocolate chunks and topped it with a Brown Sugar-Cinnamon hot fudge sauce. :)

Tia said...

it looks lovely and creamy. great for anytime eating :)

Katrina said...

OOh, great idea to mix cookies in the ice cream!

Valerie said...

Cookies + ice cream= Heaven! Your ice cream looks scrumptious. :)

sarahe said...

amazing!

Mary said...

It looks amazing with the cookies mixed in!

Pamela said...

Oh, man! Pass me some of that, please!

Nickki said...

What a brilliant idea to add cookies! I loved this ice cream :-)

bexbakes said...

Oh wow, what a great idea to add cookies. I was to be eating that.

TeaLady said...

Mixing the chocolate pieces into the ice cream. DOUBLE good!!!!

Nichi said...

The chocolate cookie mix in! Yum!

Romaine said...

Chocolate sounds like a great idea.

Jacque said...

OH my! That does look fantastic... both versions!

mike said...

I loved this recipe too - so much that I bought a machine! (after making it from scratch - by hand). LOVE it - and will definitely try your "add ins"! What a great idea!