Monday, March 3, 2008

Treat of the Week #4

The king of the Castle went out a bought a fancy shmancy ice-cream maker this weekend. I'm not too excited about the price tag, but I am looking forward to all the new cold and creamy concoctions coming our way. Instead of following the basic recipe, we went straight for experimentation. has some great ideas. We thought the recipe for honey ice cream looked interesting, so we made that, but with our own little twist. We added broken up graham cracker pieces at the very end of mixing and then topped it with a little whip cream and (thanks to girl scout cookie season) garnished with a tagalong cookie. Very yummy, very creamy and a great subtle sweet flavor.

Honey Ice Cream
1 cup cream
6 egg yolks
1/2 cup fresh honey
2 cups milk
1 & 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Boil the milk in a saucepan, then lower heat to a simmer. In a bowl, beat the egg yolks and the honey. Add to simmering milk, stirring constantly and not allowing eggs to over-heat. Remove from heat after ingredients thicken, and strain. After the ingredients cool in bowl, add cream and vanilla. Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturers directions on how to freeze. ENJOY!