Friday, June 5, 2009

Ice Cream, Times Two

My parents are going to some sort of dinner party thing tomorrow night. This is big; my parents don't go over to other people's houses (or have people over) that often. They generally only feed family.

Anyway, since it's too warm for my mom to make truffles, I offered to make them dessert.

And darlings, it is good.

Behold! I give you the wonders of Chocolate Guinness Ice Cream and Lemon Ice Cream:

Chocolate Guinness Ice Cream

Ingredients:

2 eggs
2/3 c sugar
1 3/4 c milk
2 c heavy whipping cream
12 oz. high-quality dark chocolate (62-70% is best), melted
2 Tbs Guinness (you can do up to 3 or 4, but more than that will totally overpower the chocolate and may thin the ice cream base too much)

Directions:

1) Melt chocolate. Stir in sugar.
2) Add milk and eggs; mix thoroughly.
3) Add cream; stir.
4) Add Guinness.
5) Once mixture is completely cooled, pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to directions. Make certain to steal little spoonfuls as the ice cream begins to thicken and freeze. If there's someone else in the room, taunt them as you do so.
6) Remove from ice cream maker and turn out into airtight containers. Finish freezing completely.
7) Serve. Enjoy. Serve some more. Makes one quart.


Lemon Ice Cream

Ingredients:

2 eggs
2/3 c sugar
1 3/4 c milk
2 c heavy whipping cream
the zest of 3 large lemons
1/2 tsp high-quality vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Directions:

1) Whisk together eggs and sugar.
2) Add milk; mix thoroughly.
3) Add cream; stir.
4) Add lemon zest, vanilla, and lemon juice. Stir.
5) Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to directions. Don't forget to taste-test!
6) Remove from ice cream maker and turn out into airtight containers. Finish freezing completely.
7) Nom nom nom... Makes one quart.

2 comments:

bunnysquee said...

nom nom nom times two!

Dabs said...

Wordy MrWorderson!

Seriously, they were both so damned sexy and delicious. I couldn't decide which one I liked better!