Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

From the kitchen of...Peg Cochran

No, not really.  This is a Nigella Lawson recipe.  I saw her make it on television, and I thought no way!  It's that easy to make ice cream?  I made it the first time for Christmas dinner and served it with a chocolate roll cake with mocha filling.  Heavenly!  And soooo easy.  (The ice cream, not the cake!)

This would be great to impress guests with.  "Oh, yes, I whipped up the ice cream myself..." (wait for applause.)  You could serve it alone, sprinkled with some cocoa powder, on top of a store bought pound cake (I won't tell!).  The possibilities are endless.  She also made a Margarita flavored ice cream which I plan to try soon.  What fun for a Mexican themed party!  I'll share that if it comes out.

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons instant espresso powder (I used Medaglio D'Oro)
*2 tablespoons espresso liqueur like Kahluha

*This time I substituted Bailey's Irish Cream for the coffee liqueur--seriously, who doesn't love Bailey's?

Put all the ingredients into a bowl of your mixer.  I used a stand mixer.  Whip until soft peaks form--don't overwhip--you're not making whipped cream.

Freeze for 6 hours or overnight.

Seriously.  That's it.  Enjoy straight from the freezer--no need to let it soften.



Simple ingredients!


Add cream, condensed milk, espresso powder and liqueur to your mixer


Whip until soft and "voluptuous" as Nigella says (if you eat too much of this you will be very voluptuous!)


You can eat it straight from the freezer--in a midnight raid if that's your style!





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14 comments:

  1. Love the "whip until voluptuous"! It doesn't go all crunchy/icy on you in the freezer? Or doesn't it last long enough to do that?

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    1. Sheila, I was convinced it would get all icy, but it didn't at all! It was as creamy as the most expensive ice cream out there. Of course the realization that you are eating spoonfuls of heavy cream puts a bit of a damper on it...

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  2. My favorite ice cream from the store, which I don't buy because I am already too voluptuous, is chocolate fudge brownie. That would be a good one to try. Or one with chocolate and coconut, like a Mounds bar. You are so funny! I love your post!

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    1. Elaine, those would be delicious! I'm going to play around with this to see what I can change and still get ice cream! I'm guessing you probably need some form of liquor to keep the cream from freezing too hard and icy.

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  3. Delish! Thanks so much, Peg. Can't wait to try it. Coffee ice cream is my favorite.

    MJ

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  4. Sounds delicious and so easy. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Strawberry season can't get here soon enough for me, Peg. Guess I'll have to give frozen ones a try. This sounds delish! So many possible variations. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Strawberry would be heavenly! I think you do need some sort of liquor to keep the cream from getting too hard and icy.

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  6. This sounds perfect for a Valentine's Day dinner!

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    1. Good idea! Just add a box of chocolates!

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  7. Wow! Does that sound good and easy!
    Hm, maybe some chipped dark chocolate added in?

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    1. Libby--we think alike! I wondered about adding some good dark chocolate to the mix.

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  8. I just got my first taste of coffee flavored ice cream over the holidays! I loved it ! I am definitely going to be making this! Thanks for the recipe!

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