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.
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.
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!
Speaking of food...the character in my latest Lucille Mystery Series book--Hit and Nun--is a huge fan of food--pizza in particular which she is convinced is on the Paleo diet she is trying to follow! Available now for all e-readers.
From a review at Marceline's Fan Zone: "From beginning to end I truly enjoyed each of Lucille’s attempts to rationalize what she was eating with the Paleo diet she was certain that she was using. I laughed out loud every time she tried to determine if the cavemen would have eaten the item that she was considering eating."
ALSO! The first two books in the series, Confession Is Murder and Unholy Matrimony are on sale this month for only $.99 each at all ebook retailers! Here's your chance to catch up with Lucille, Flo and the whole gang!