This week’s pick was Vanilla Ice Cream. I have made this recipe at least three times as written and one time with strawberry puree. Growing up, I hated vanilla ice cream. Usually it was from Dairy Queen or from the store, and I found the taste just too…boring. Then Megan from Megan’s Cookin sent me some vanilla beans last year. I really don’t know what prompted me to make vanilla ice cream. I guess because I couldn’t think of anything else to make with the beans. Boy, do vanilla beans make a difference! I haven’t tried the homemade version with extract, but I don’t think I’ll even bother. Vanilla beans all the way! It can be kinda messy if you have long nails like me because I kept getting specks underneath haha
I already blogged about the ice cream last year. Kinda wish I had a better picture :X The custard does not take long to reach 180F, so have your thermometer ready and remove from the heat asap. Also, you don’t need an ice cream maker. Just ask David Lebovitz. You do need to have patience and a somewhat free evening so you can beat the mixture every half hour or so. It won’t be a complete disaster if you slack. You’ll just have some ice crystals when you eat it.
Thanks to Lynne of Cafe LynnyLu for choosing a great ice cream recipe! You can visit her blog for the recipe or turn to pgs. 428-429 of Baking: From My Home To Yours.
Also, I found out that my turn for picking a TwD recipe is Sept. 29!! I can’t wait until it is officially announced because I’ve been waiting a long time to make this dessert :D