My son had the idea of making a chocolate toffee. So I thought, why not. I thought maybe using cocoa powder and sugar, and make it the same way I do my toffee. So I measured 1/3 cup cocoa powder and 2/3 sugar, in about 1/2 cup water. And let it bubble away for around 8 minutes, like I do with the toffee. Well we didn't get toffee but we did get a nice chocolate syrup for our ice cream.
Take two, we tried same amount of cocoa powder, and this time used 1 cup of sugar. We mixed the cocoa powder in with 1/2 cup water. Then stored in the sugar and combined well. After it was all mixed together, I turned on the heat to high until it started bubbling. Then I turned the heat down to medium and let bubble for around 10 minutes. What we got was chocolate toffee.
The Balsamic Vinegar and strawberry ice cream worked out real well. All who have tried it love the flavours. I did not tell them what flavour it was. I let them try to work it out. All were surprised but very impressed with the taste.
The other ice cream I worked on was a peanut butter ice cream. I worked out its easier to dissolve the sugar in the milk and then add the peanut butter in. Less chance of getting clumps of sugar in the ice cream.
My son and I love peanut butter cups, so in one of the peanut butter ice creams, I added my fudge sauce to it. I add it in layers, as I move the ice cream into a container. Very yummy combination.
Had a chef recommend to me, to reduce balsamic vinegar, and use this to create an ice cream. In talking to a friend we worked out making the balsamic vinegar and add strawberries to it. Im an hour into the vinegar reduction. I will keep you posted on how this turns out. And what others say after tasting it.
A few people have asked where is a good place to buy an ice cream maker. A few friends and I have purchased ours, in Australia, from here and recommend them.
The 50th book has sold. Some one in Australia is making my yummy ice cream with it. I hope you all enjoy the recipes and make sure you share with friends and family. You can always make your favourite and hide it in the back of the freezer :)
The next ice creams I will be working on is white chocolate passion fruit. And after a lunch out, we want to make an orange poppy seed
Yep, think I've just created another winner...Devils Chocolate, this ice cream is so good you'll feel like you need to go to church for confession - it's that sinfully delicious!
The Christmas pudding was a huge hit. The staff at work loved it. One got the kids they teach, some of my ice cream for end of term break. And they all loved it too. Makes me happy that others like the flavours I make. Keeps me making more, and new ones.
Lots of dried fruits in this. Ended up being a simple recipe to do, once I worked out all the flavours I wanted in it. Do I have to share it with others? It is one of those, that you want to keep all to yourself. But I do make it to share.
I am really happy with the reaction to my pecan pie ice cream...orders are coming in and the creating in the kitchen is at an all time high...i'm loving the challenge of coming up with new and delicious recipes...stay tuned for some new exciting, mouth watering creations- back to ice creaming I go!
A father making some special treats for my wife and son, and sharing them with the world.