Well, I’m late to the party, but I come bearing hand-made ice cream and even embellished it with a thick ripple of fudge. Did I mention I had to go the hand-made route? No, not just homemade HAND-made.
TWD: Burnt Sugar Fudge Ripple Ice Cream
Yes, I’m proud of myself for following through on it, against all odds (odds being lack of groceries, 11 week old complicated baby, and the fact that I’m having surgery tomorrow – yeah, I’m feeling pretty crazy at the moment…. what better reason for ice cream then, right?! – more on all the above soon, I promise, I have details to share and just haven’t gotten in gear to do it yet).
I obviously still haven’t gotten around to replacing my ice cream maker that broke last year, but I didn’t want to miss this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie pick from my darling friend and fellow Utahn Becky over at Project Domestication. Becky is a complete doll and I didn’t want to let her down this week. So, I hope you will all forgive my being late to the party.
I actually finally made it to the grocery store for milk and cream, which I was of course out of, late on Monday afternoon. I then went home and didn’t get to start making the custard until around 8:30pm. I then just stuck the custard in the fridge to cool until this morning. I then put it in the freezer, whisked it about 45 minutes later, stuck it back in the freezer, then ignored it for another 45 minutes, whisked it again, repeated that process one more time.
Then it was thick enough for me to bust out my KA with beater blade. I froze my KA bowl, then dumped the thoroughly chilled and mostly frozen custard into the bowl with the blade to act as my churn. I then beat the custard on one of the highest settings for about 30 seconds to whip some air and texture into the mixture. Then I dumped the well churned stuff into a shallow baking dish and drizzled some slightly warmed chocolate ganache (which had a little corn syrup in it to keep it supple and more chewy than hard) so that when I scooped it out it would get that rippled effect. I didn’t do as good of a job on that as I wanted, but that was mostly just my lack of technique. It came pretty darn close.
I covered the whole mixture with a piece of plastic wrap right on top of the ice cream and let it freeze and harden for a couple more hours before scooping, and voila, Burnt Sugar Fudge Ripple.
The flavor of the ice cream alone is complex and heavenly. As you can see I really let my sugar caramelize to a golden amber color which really enhanced that deep caramel flavor. The recipe is a keeper, even if it was a little more labor intensive here, I’m glad that I was able to get myself to do it, even without a specialty machine and more time.
Make sure to check out the LYL post for more ice creamy goodness from the TWD group.