Because of technical difficulties, there was no post yesterday, but don’t worry. It’s still the Almost Summer Sundae Celebration!
Any comment on this post will be worth TWO entries in the drawing at the end of the week!
If you were paying attention, you remember that in my last post I mentioned Neopolitan–which is made of strawberry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream. You already know a great recipe for strawberry ice cream, so today, let’s cover the other two.
2 cups of heavy cream
2 cups of light cream (You can make it all light cream if you’re worried about calories, but it won’t be as creamy and rich.)
3/4 cup of sugar
1 TBS vanilla extract. (You could also scrape out the inside of a real vanilla bean and use that, but I have found that many kids don’t like the black speckles. I myself prefer my vanilla ice cream without them.)
Whisk all ingredients together and chill for at least an hour. Pour into your machine and follow the manufacturer’s directions. Easy and delicious!
This One Is For the Chocoholics
4 cups of dairy (again–it’s your choice)
3/4 cup sugar
dash salt (trust me!)
3 egg yolks
6 oz. chocolate chips (milk or dark–your choice)
2 tsp. vanilla extract (you could also get a little fancy and use hazelnut extract instead)
In a saucepan, combine the dairy, sugar and salt. Cook over low heat until the mixture is warm and the sugar dissolves.
Beat up the egg yolks in a bowl. Here’s the tricky part. Measure out a cup of your warm dairy/sugar mixture and whisk that in gently. Then, return the egg mixture to the pan. (That’s because this is a custard-based recipe.) Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes untuil it thickens a bit. Don’t let it boil!!
Take it off the stove and stir in the chocolate chips until they’re melted and the mixture is smooth. Let it cool at room temperature and then stir in the extract. (Make sure there are no lumps–if there are, strain them out.)
Chill in the refigerator and then use your ice cream maker (same as with the strawberry and vanilla.)
Hey–with all these flavors you could make a banana split! Let’s talk about toppings another time!