Day 20 of 20! (4/20 Foods) – Milk and Cereal Ice Cream

We’re finally here! Day twenty! And our last recipe is another inspired by recipe, if you didn’t know already, we LOVE Gilmore Girls, and a couple months ago we decided to make some ice cream flavors inspired by our favorite show, so while the official title of this ice cream is Milk and Cereal Ice Cream, we like to call this ice cream, the Logan Huntzberger Special.

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On one of their dates, Logan and Rory break into the Yale cafeteria for ice cream and Rory notices the cereal section completely full. Now in the episode, Rory is excited about Cocoa Puff, but there was just something about Fruity Pebbles that screamed Gilmore Girls, so here we are. Our last day of twenty days of 4/20 and mixing it with one of our favorite shows. Hopefully you will not only enjoy this recipe but the 19 other we’ve already posted!

Fruity Pebz Ice Cream

 

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Piña Colada Ice Cream

Pina Colada Ice Cream

We’re in the middle of moving. Again. And it’s been crazy. We want to apologize for the lack of updates, but we truly mean it, we’re back. We have so many wonderful recipes to make and share with you.  We thought that our apartment would be perfect for our photos, but it turns out living in a dark box with no direct light doesn’t do well for photographing food or our general overall happiness. We now know how much we love and appreciate sunlight.

So as of right now, we haven’t found the perfect place so we’re moving back home. And you know what? There is absolutely no shame in having to move back home. We know a lot of people think having to move back home is a downgrade, but instead of suffering for another year in a crappy apartment that has horrible neighbors, no sunlight, and management that never answers their phones or returns calls, we would wait and find the perfect place or let it find us! No sense in rushing into something we know we’re going to be unhappy with.

#millennialproblems

Okay, so anyway, we’re back and earlier this summer we actually were planning on sharing this recipe, but time got the better of us, and we never got around to it. But just because summer is over (in the Northern hemisphere), that doesn’t mean we can’t bring summer into your lives this fall and winter. So why not relive those wonderful summer memories with delicious and creamy Pina Colada Ice Cream!

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Chocolate and Cherry Ice Cream

Chocolate and Cherry Ice Cream

It’s Friday, so lets celebrate with a classic ice cream flavor from Ben and Jerry’s tasty collection. Cherry Garcia has been one of our favorite flavors for as long as we can remember.

I (Marlee) remember countless summers at the Hollywood Bowl, where during intermission my dessert would be getting a Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Bar and thoroughly enjoying it. Christie was skeptical at first, she hates artificial cherries and cherry flavor, but loves fresh cherries.

When we first made this for our neighbor (at his request) we decided we needed to buy a small container of Cherry Garcia and break it down to be able to recreate the same flavors. Again Christie wasn’t even sure she wanted to try it because she was afraid of the artificial  flavoring, but once she tried it, she was pleasantly surprised that the cherry flavor wasn’t at all artificial and she actually enjoyed it! It took a couple of tries, but after adjusting the recipe we came up with something really wonderful that allows the natural flavor of the cherries to shine through and and the chocolate perfectly accompanies it.

This is tart, sweet, chocolatey and creamy! You’ll feel like a regular Ben or Jerry when you make this, so get going!

Chocolate and Cherry Ice Cream

Chocolate and Cherry Ice Cream

 Ingredients

  • ½ cup Dark Chocolate Chunks
  • ¼ cup Cherries (halved and pitted)
  • ½ cup Cherries (puréed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk

 Step 1: Roughly chop and place the dark chocolate into a freezer safe bowl and put in the freezer until ready.

Step 2: Using an electric hand mixer beat the eggs until they’re light and fluffy.

Step 3: In a saucepan, combine the sugar and milk and heat until just before it boils. Remove from heat.

Step 4: Making sure you are whisking constantly slowly pour half of the heated milk mixture into the eggs.

Make sure you are whisking constantly so the eggs don’t curdle!

Step 5: Add the egg/milk mixture back into the sauce pan and add the heavy cream and cook over a low heat until the mixture has thickened and coats the back of a wooden spoon.

Step 6: Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool and then move to the fridge to really get cold.

Step 7: When the mixture has cooled, add the cherry purée and mix together. Then pour the mixture into your ice cream makers and churn according to manufactures instructions.

Step 8: Before the last five minutes of churning, add the cherries and the chocolate chunks.

Chocolate and Cherry Ice Cream

Chocolate and Cherry Ice Cream

Inspired by Ben and Jerry’s Original Cherry Garcia Recipe

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

It’s Friday! The best way to celebrate Friday? With ice cream. Salted Caramel Ice Cream. We can’t think of a better way to kick off the weekend. This ice cream is smooth, creamy, salty, sweet and incredibly delicious. Another thing we love about this recipe? You can name every. Single. Ingredient. Simple ingredients equal BIG FLAVOR.

Everyone asks us about making ice cream, and trust us. IT’S NOT THAT HARD. All you need is an ice cream maker. You might be asking yourselves, an ice cream maker? That’s gotta be expensive. It’s really not, they have makers as cheap as $40 on amazon. So maybe this year, ask Santa and Chanukah Harry for an ice cream maker this holiday season so you too can follow along with these seductive recipes!

You will see in the picture that when we photographed our ice cream with a maple bacon praline, for this recipe was used in our epic Pork-tastic dinner.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Salted Caramel Ice Cream 

Ingredients

Step 1: 

In a medium bowl, whisk together chilled cream, whole milk, vanilla and half of the salted caramel.

Step 2: 

Put in the fridge and chill until cold.

Step 3: 

Once the mixture is good a cool, pull out and give it a good stir. Pour the base into your ice cream maker and make according to your manufactures instructions.

Step 4: 

Just about when the ice cream is frozen add the remaining salted caramel (room temperature) to the mixture to create ribbons throughout the ice cream. If you don’t want ribbons you can save the remaining caramel on top of the ice cream.

Step 5: 

Transfer to a freezer safe container and chill until fully frozen.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Coffee and Oreo Ice Cream

Coffee and Oreo Ice Cream

Okay, we know it’s now technically fall but here in LA it’s still pretty warm, and we’re going to continue to take advantage of that warmer weather and share a few more of our favorite ice cream recipes with you. But let’s be real, we can’t wait to make fall ice cream flavors too! Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, and more!

Today’s recipe is one of our favorites. Coffee and Oreo Ice Cream. Yup. Sweet and tangy coffee with the crunchy Oreo? Perfect combination. This was a combo we used to have when we would go to Coldstone’s after school in High School.

Back in high school I (Marlee) was super resistant to the wonderful combo of coffee and Oreo, but after years of Christie making me try it, she finally wore me down, and I’ve seen the light. It’s not only her favorite, but mine too!

Since Coldstone’s has sort of fallen off the face of the earth, we figured, why not make our own? This recipe is super simple and the result is mouth-wateringly delicious.

The tip to this ice cream, is allowing the beans to steep in the warm half and half and really allowing that coffee flavor to release into it.

TYL TIP: Though you may want to, DO NOT USE ESPRESSO BEANS. The first batch we made was SO STRONG, it was hard to eat and we had to remake it with beautiful KONA COFFEE whole beans.

Coffee and Oreo Ice Cream

Coffee and Oreo Ice Cream

Coffee and Oreo Ice Cream 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Half and Half
  • 1 Cup Bakers Sugar
  • 1 Cup of Whole Coffee Beans
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Sleeves Oreos (Crushed)

Step 1: 

In a large sauce pan combine the half and half and sugar over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Add the coffee beans and turn off the heat, allow the beans to steep in the half and half for at least 15 minutes.

Remember, the longer the beans steep, the more coffee flavor the base will have.

Step 2: 

Next, beat the eggs until light and fluffy. About three minutes.

Step 3: 

After the coffee beans have soaked into the half and half mixture, strain the mixture and gently heat again.

When warmed, slowly pour about half of the half and half mixture into the eggs, whisking constantly to avoid scrambling. Pour back into the saucepan and whisk together over a medium-low heat.

Step 4: 

Add the heavy cream, and stir until combined. When the mixture has thickened (and coats the back of a spoon) remove from heat and transfer to a heat proof jar.

Step 5: 

Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and then place in the fridge for at least 12 hours.

Step 6: 

When cool, make according to your ice cream manufactures instructions. While you’re waiting crush up your Oreos if you haven’t done so already.

About five minutes or so before the ice cream is finished churning, add the Oreo pieces. Transfer to a freezer safe container and allow to freeze for an additional 2 to 3 hours. Scoop that bad boy out and enjoy.

Coffee and Oreo Ice Cream

S’mores Ice Cream

S'mores Ice Cream

While all the other cities are cooling down for fall, LA is heating up for our normal fall heatwave (we call it second summer, if you didn’t melt already…here you go). And because it’s still so hot, we’re giving you more ice cream!

It feels hot enough to roast a marshmallow in the outside air, so we thought we’d make S’mores ice cream. S’mores remind of us summer and camping. Two things we aren’t terribly found of, but we do like chocolate, graham crackers and a gloriously toasted marshmallow.

We know it seems intimidating, but making ice cream is totally worth it. Machines aren’t that expensive, especially on Amazon, and once you find a recipe that works (like all of ours) you will be Ice Cream-Making Wizards!

If you really want to be fancy, you can lightly toast the marshmallows before you add them in Step 6. 

S'mores Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Half and Half
  • 1/2 Cup Bakers Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Jar Marshmallow Fluff (7 oz)
  • 1 Sleeve Graham Crackers (Crushed in to pieces)
  • Mini Marshmallows (Half a bag)
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips

Step 1: 

In a large sauce pan, combine the half and half and sugar over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2: 

Beat the eggs until light and fluffy, about three minutes.

Step 3: 

Very slowly, pour about half of the heated half and half mixture into the eggs whisking constantly. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and place on the stove over medium-low heat.

Step 4: 

Next, add the heavy cream and marshmallow fluff and stir until smooth. When the mixture has thickened and coasts the back of a spoon remove from the heat and transfer to glass jar.

Step 5: 

Allow to cool to room temperature then transfer to the fridge for at least 12 hours.

Step 6: 

When cool, make according to your ice cream makers manufactures instructions. During the last five minutes of churning, slowly add the crushed graham pieces, marshmallows and chocolate until combined. Transfer to a freezer safe container and let firm up for at least three hours, then enjoy!

S'mores Ice Cream

Salted Crack Ice Cream

Salted Crack Ice Cream

Remember when we we made Salted Chocolate Caramel Crack? Well, we liked it so much, that we decided to make a ice cream with it. And let us tell you, the results were absolutely fabulous!

This ice cream is definitely addictive and will please just about everyone!  Seriously though, once you make your own ice cream, it’s really hard to go back to store bought. Sure it’s a little more difficult, but knowing what you’re putting into your body is so important these days.

Salted Crack Ice Cream

Salted Crack Ice Cream

Ingredients

Step 1: 

In a large sauce pan, combine the half and half and sugar over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2: 

Beat the eggs until light and fluffy, about three minutes.

Step 3: 

Very slowly, pour about half of the heated half and half mixture into the eggs whisking constantly. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and place on the stove over medium-low heat.

Step 4: 

Next, add the heavy cream and stir until smooth. When the mixture has thickened and coasts the back of a spoon remove from the heat and transfer to glass jar.

Step 5: 

Allow to cool to room temperature then transfer to the fridge for at least 12 hours.

Step 6: 

When cool, make according to your ice cream makers manufactures instructions. During the last five minutes of churning, add the broken up Salted Chocolate Caramel Crack and continue to thoroughly mixed. Transfer to a freezer safe container and allow to set up for at least 4 hours.

Salted Crack Ice Cream

Salted Crack Ice Cream

Salted Crack Ice Cream

Salted Crack Ice Cream