Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dorie's Vanilla Ice Cream


It has been a very month for me that I haven't been able to keep up with the Tuesdays With Dorie challenges, however I did manage to get this week's in and will be doing some catch up this weekend. This week's Tuesdays With Dorie baking challenge was Dorie's Vanilla Ice Cream, chosen by Lynne of Cafe LynnyLu (who has the recipe within her blog). This recipe was perfect for the summer and a great one to really be creative with.

The ice cream recipe is straightforward in that it only involves 5 wholesome ingredients - whole milk, heavy cream, a vanilla bean or vanilla extract, egg yolks and sugar. A custard is made with the ingredients before churning in an ice cream maker... how simple is that?! For those that want to be creative, Dorie also includes a few variations by adding some ingredients to the custard to create new flavors such as: mint chocolate chunk, honey vanilla, cinnamon, "crunchy" or swirled. I love how versatile vanilla ice cream recipes are and they serve as a perfect base to be creative. For the challenge, I kept it simple and made only vanilla ice cream. It was especially delicious with a slice of cherry pie!