Tuesday, May 4, 2010

TWD: Burnt Sugar Ice Cream





This is the first ice-cream recipe I have made this year. My Cuisinart ice-cream maker is one appliance that I feel guilty for owning. I have way too many appliances and kitchen gadgets and with the weather here in B.C. this one sits unused in the back of my storage cabinet for 3/4 of the year. However, every time I get THISCLOSE to giving it away or selling it, a wonderful recipe like this one presents itself and makes me think that I just can't live without it.

It tastes unique but in a familiar and comforting way. Creamy, sweet and delicious. It was homey, dreamy caramel ice-cream with a twist. This recipe (p. 432) from Baking: From My Home to Yours was chosen by Becky of Project Domestication. The recipe can be found on her blog.

I'm already thinking about the next time I make these. I will add one or all of these mix-ins: Rolo pieces, Heath bar bits... perhaps a swirl of dulce de leche.

39 comments:

spike. said...

glad the ice cream maker got to be used for such an amazing creation! the mixins sound delightful

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

All those mix-ins sound amazing! :) Glad you liked this one!

Kimberly Johnson said...

I would never part with my ice cream maker! Your ice cream looks fantastic!

thymeandspace said...

I know what you mean about having an ice cream maker. Great photos!

Sweet and Savory said...

Looks like I have to get an ice cream maker. Yours is tempting me, just a bit too much.

Looks like a delight. I like how you added on to make it even better.

Lauryn said...

I agree, this ice cream had a deliciously homey taste to it! How lucky you are to own a cuisinart ice cream maker! Never sell it!!

Valerie said...

I'm so jealous that you have a Cuisinart ice cream maker, hold on to that for dear life! :D Beautiful ice cream. I don't think I cooked my caramel long enough because it didn't look this dark and delicious.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love it,love it, love it :)

Leslie said...

This looks lovely...it looks like you used vanilla bean paste. I think Heath bits would be fabulous. I'd write more but I'm very distracted by that orange poppyseed loaf...

Amber Marie said...

This is definitely reason enough to keep the ice cream maker! Yours looks lovely.

Jules Someone said...

Mmmm. All the add ins sound yummy! This was enjoyed at my house.

Mary said...

I feel the same way about my ice cream maker! Your ice cream looks wonderful, and those additions sound pretty tempting too.

Joanne said...

I always crave ice cream, even in the dead of winter...and I just got a cuisinart! SO making this.

Erin@The Sweet Life said...

I borrowed a friend's Cuisinart countertop ice cream freezer, and it worked great. I've held out on buying one because I'm afraid it would make it WAY too easy to make ice cream more often. Your ice cream looks great!

Judy said...

Oh, keep the ice cream maker! I have 3 that I use all year long. If I had to do an add-in, I would choose a dulce de leche swirl. Your ice cream looks delicious!

lasinthekitchen said...

Wow, your ice cream looks awesome! Did you use vanilla bean - it looks like vanilla bean flecks in there! I don't use my ice cream maker much either but not because of the weather - egg-based ice creams were always a problem with me. But this time, not so much at all!

Pamela said...

Love that close up shot! Looks incredible.

kate Woods said...

That icecream looks just divine - I keep away from icecream as I like it way too much - it would be a deadly trap for me to own an icecream maker, sadly !!

Jencrafted said...

Love the tiny specks of vanilla in your ice cream! Great work! Glad you've decided to keep your ice cream machine.

Katrina said...

Ooh, Rolos. I added some toffee bits to mine. Good stuff.
I say keep the ice cream maker. ;)

Jodie said...

Ooh Heath bar would be yummy! Yours looks great!

Helen said...

Mmmmm this looks amazing, so creamy! I would love to have an ice cream maker but like you, I bet I would only use it for a few days in the whole year!

Natalie... said...

Mmmmm your ice cream looks so so good, I definately think Rolos would be so good in this!! Cravings hehe!

Nickki said...

Your ice cream looks amazing! What a perfect colour. I love your add in ideas. I will definitely make this ice cream again and again.

Jacque said...

Don't get rid of it!! It's worth it, not having to mix by hand.

Your ice cream looks fantstic!

jillbert said...

It looks delicious! Adding some candy sounds wonderful.

Don't give up your ice cream maker! It's nice to have one even if you don't use it a lot.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

yum! i don't make that much ice cream at home, but i really do think my maker is one of the best gadgets i own!

Shauna from Piece of Cake said...

This looks just perfect. And I feel you on the ice cream maker--I just have the KitchenAid attachment and still feel like it's quite the unitasker. But there's nothing like homemade ice cream, so for the few times a year I use it, I'm in love with it. :)

Tia said...

Yes, I did use vanilla bean :)
I was afraid to "waste" it since they're so expensive, but Oh No, this was an excellent use!

Carol Peterman said...

My ice cream maker doesn't get as much use as it should, but it's so nice to have one when the mood strikes, isn't it? Your ice cream looks so delicious!

Jannett said...

This cookbook is amazing....every recipe is just perfect in every way...
:)

bexbakes said...

Yum! I was thinking of adding some heath bits too :)

TeaLady said...

i definitely need to use my maker more often as well. It will now with this IC. Looks yummy!

Holly said...

Homemade ice cream sounds divine!! Love your pictures:)

margot said...

The ice cream looks perfect, great call adding a vanilla bean. I didn't think I'd use my ice cream maker very often, but i make ice cream almost every week.

Heather Davis said...

You are right heath bar would be delicious with this ice cream. I have an ice cream maker too that only gets used a few months of the year but it is great to have when you want it.

Romaine said...

Afraid I wouldn't eat much ice cream either in your climate. But yours looks delish.

But those crackers are calling my name. They look so-o-o-o good.

miss kate said...

pretty! If your ice cream maker is yellow, maybe we should trade :-)

J. said...

My home made ice cream usually doesn't turn out so nice. After I put it in the freezer, it turns hard as ice.

What cream do you use?

Thanks!