Well, this was one strange baking ride. I originally wanted to make ice cream sandwiches - gingersnaps with pumpkin ice cream sounded like an amazing pairing - but I guess we'll never know, because the ice cream went way south. First, I decided to make the Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream recipe from Sweet Cream and Sugar … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 30: Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream and Gingersnaps
Category: Ice cream
In my house, there is one dessert so revered that it is the standard by which all other baked goods are measured. It is a level of deliciousness that I constantly strive towards. What's the standard? A slice of bakery Birthday Cake. And yesterday, I baked something that my family rated as the standard's equal. … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 22: Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches!
Yesterday I made a blueberry sorbet using the simple syrup recipe from The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbet (thanks, local library!) and an improvised amount of blueberry and lemon juice puree. I've never had sorbet, so I was excited to see what the difference was between my creation and ice cream! First, I made the simple … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 20: Blueberry Sorbet!
I think I want to experiment with the differences between gelato, ice cream, and sorbet next week, so I figured I'd create a summary for myself (as a reference, because I'll probably forget at some point what the difference is between gelato and ice cream). As I understand it, ice cream is made with heavy … Continue reading Frozen Dessert Differentiation
Recently I borrowed the cookbook Cookies and Cream by Tessa Arias from my local library. It's an ice cream sandwich cookbook, and since all of the recipes looked amazing, I decided to try making one! I chose to bake Arias' Grasshopper Ice Cream Sandwich recipe because "grasshopper" desserts are composed of chocolate and mint, or in this … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 16: Grasshopper Ice Cream Sandwiches!
After my two-week hiatus from posting (one week of which I spent in England and one week of which I spent watching television), I'm back with a fabulous triumph: the Salted Caramel Ice Cream recipe I made on Friday! Ice cream making is hard. I've made ice cream maybe five or six times, and it's … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 9: Ice Cream!