When you stressed, you eat ice cream, chocolate, sweets.....WHY?
Because stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!
I'm on ice cream mode again. Elisabeth my dear friend, what you mention is true I'm on romantic MODE not mood. LOL
Today I'm sharing vanilla ice cream and strawberry compote. Recipes courtesy from my buddy in KC, USA.
Vanilla ice cream with strawberry compote. Awesome combination.
Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Ice Cream
1 cup milk
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cup whip cream
1 tsp vanilla extract ( I use homemade)
1 stick vanilla bean
1/ Split open the vanilla bean, scrape out the tiny seeds, keep aside.
2/ Mix the milk, and sugar cook in medium flame until sugar melt.
3/ Cook until you see small bubbles at the side, turn fire to low but don't let it boil.
4/ Use a hand whisk to beat the eggs lightly. Take 1 cup of the hot milk mixture and add it to the eggs, whisking all the time to prevent the eggs curdle.
5/ Then pour the entire egg mixture to the milk mixture. Add the vanilla seed and vanilla pod. Continue cooking until the mixture thicken and coats the back of the ladle.
6/ Remove from stove and let it cool. Add vanilla extract and whip cream, stir till well blend. Remove the vanilla pod.
7/ Cover the ice cream mixture with cling wrap and leave in the fridge overnight or at least 4 hours.
8/ Put in ice cream maker and start churning. Can add condiments of your choice.
9/ Do not throw away the vanilla pod, wash and dry it. Put in the castor sugar to make vanilla sugar or mixed with few fresh vanilla bean soak in rum to make vanilla extract.
Lately got influenced by a certain Canadian gentleman. LOL
150gm castor sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp butter
2 tbsp vodka ( For Muslim friends please omit this )
1. Wash strawberry and cut into chunk.
2. Cook the sugar and strawberry, it'll be bubbling
stir occasionally to prevent burnt.
3. Add Lemon juice and cook for 15 to 20 mins until thicken.
4. Remove from heat add butter and stir till well blend. Add vodka and use a lighter to burn the alcohol. ( optional )
5. Store in a sterilized glass jar.
Please hide your weighing scale under the bed if you go for this combination.
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To make ice cream without an ice cream maker
1/ Making ice cream can be done without the use of ice cream maker. An electric mixer or food processor can be used to break up the ice crystals during the freezing process.
2/ Place ice cream mixture in the freezer and allow the mixture to freeze for 2 hours.
3/ Remove from freezer and beat mixture to break up the ice crystals that are beginning to form.
Repeat step 2 & 3 = 4 times for a smooth and creamy ice cream.
4/ The ice cream should be thick but soft to scoop. If not thick enough return to freezer for additional freezing time and beat the mixture again.
5/ Once ice cream thickened properly, stir in any condiment of your choice and mix well.
6/ Pour in air tight container to freeze till set. Enjoy
Orgasmic is the word.
It took me 3 days to complete this posting and I had been eating ice cream and cakes for the past 3 days after photos shooting. Dare not even look at the weighing scale right now and for the next whole week too. Next time when I do this kind of posting, I'll have to put an advertisement in my blog to look for volunteer eater. LOL
Have a nice week ahead, Cheers and enjoy all the ice cream.
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