Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Choco-strawberry ice cream from author @DarylWoodGerber + book #giveaway

For a barbecue, you have to have a good dessert!  Yes, you can do fun things like skewer some fruit kebabs or fruit and brownies.  But homemade ice cream, to me, just makes the barbecue a party!

I have been making homemade ice cream for years. It's a passion. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved ice cream. I once caught my father eating ice cream right out of the container, and he grinned, and said it was "medicine."  Flash forward, years later, when my soon to be husband caught me eating ice cream right out of the container.

He: "Um, what are you doing? It's 7 a.m."

Note: My dad ate it late at night. After he went to bed he would sneak out. Me? I like it for breakfast!

I: "Um, it's medicine."
He: "Oh, really? Who established that declaration?"
I: "Um Dr. Daryl?"

To this day, I'm teasingly referred to as Dr. Daryl. I have lots of good potions to heal your ills. I also still call ice cream medicine.

Choco-strawberry Ice Cream
(serves 6-8)

1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons half and half
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated low-fat milk
3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup strawberry jam (homemade or jar * see notes below)
1/4 cup chocolate sauce (homemade or jar  * see notes below)

In a saucepan, over medium heat, cook whipping cream, half and half, ¼ cup of sugar, salt, and evaporated milk. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until tiny bubbles form around the edges. DO NOT BOIL.

Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ½ cup sugar and egg yolks. Stir well. Gradually add the hot milk mixture to the egg mixture, stirring constantly.

Return the mixture to the saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until tiny bubbles form again. DO NOT BOIL.

Remove the pan from the heat. Cool at room temperature and then set in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Pour chilled mixture into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.  (I use a Cuisinart counter top style and love it!)

Transfer half of the ice cream to a freezer-safe container, then spread half of the strawberry sauce and chocolate sauce on top.  Top with remaining ice cream, then remaining strawberry and chocolate sauce.  Using a knife, swirl the sweet treats through the ice cream.  

Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours.

You see Fudging, #4, because I didn't have a picture of Grilling the Subject yet!

For the chocolate sauce, I didn't use store-bought. I melted down leftover chocolate icing from my yellow cake and chocolate icing recipe. Here's the LINK

Here's a LINK  to my strawberry passion breeze ice cream recipe. You'll see how to cook strawberries here, if you don't want to use a jar of strawberry preserves. 


Tell me: Do you like ice cream as much as I do?  I'm giving away to one commenter your choice of the first four Cookbook Nook Mysteries. Leave a comment with your email, in case you win (cryptic, if you need it to be - I'll figure it out).  FYI, I select by random generator.  Good luck!

Savor the mystery and say cheese!
Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
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  2. I love ice cream. Rum raisin, butter pecan, peanut butter cup, peach...the list goes on and on. Thanks for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

    1. Daniele, you are welcome. Peach ice cream. One of my favorites! I think I'll buy some peaches today! ~ Daryl

  3. I love vanilla Swiss almond from Haagen Dazs.

    1. Karen, sounds delicious. But any Haagen Dazs is delicious! ~ Daryl

  4. Unfortunately, I don't think I can ever get enough ice cream. Fresh strawberry is my favorite. I will have to try this recipe, looks easy and yummy. Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Sally, I love fresh strawberry, too. Can you tell I love ice cream? ~ Daryl

  5. I love ice cream! It can be a traditional vanilla or the most loaded, gooey concoction. It can be a single scoop on a sugar cone or a baker's dozen topped with syrups, whipped cream, marshmallow sauce, and sprinkles! To me a dairy is my Mecca! I love ice cream!

  6. Love it! I like vanilla because you can add anything to it! Strawberries, chocolate, candy bars, cookies...... Thanks for the chance!

    1. That's for sure, Barbara. I love "adding." I love an ice cream bar, where you can pick and choose toppings. ~ Daryl

  7. I absolutely love ice cream - it's my ONE vice in life! I fully enjoy it though as a balanced indulgence - no guilt. My favorite ice cream flavor is Chocolate-Peanut Butter.

    1. Liz, a balanced indulgence. Yes, that's probably best. ~ Daryl

  8. I definitely love cream!! Last Sunday was National Ice Cream Day and our city had an ice cream festival. It was great to try flavours from new vendors. Hazelnut gelato or local strawberry flavour this time of year are my favourites. Thanks for the chance to win! grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

    1. An ice cream festival? Grace, that sounds like heaven! ~ Daryl

  9. Oh my yes!! I could eat ice cream every day!! Tradition in my family is split...on my mom's side they always are a bowl of cereal at night before bed. On my dad's side of the family they always are a bowl of ice cream before bed! I fall on my dad's side!! The more chocolate the better! I do remember my mom's dad though making ice cream outside during the summer and hand churning it!! Come to think of it my moms5dad was the only one on that side of the family that are ice cream before bed! He was a coal minor. Would love to win! Love your books!

    1. Susan, what a colorful family. I remember my dad making ice cream using a salt churn (I think that's what it was called) and it took forever. I'm not that patient. I really love my counter top maker! ~ Daryl

  10. I don't really have a favorite ice cream but I do love ice cream. It was always a treat to stop at Dairy Queen and get an ice cream cone!

    1. Dianne, do you love the hard shell on the ice cream? I think Dairy Queen does that. I know Foster's Freeze does it. ~ Daryl

  11. I like chocolate with brownie chunks in it. All the books in the series are great! I have them all so don't need to win.

    1. Elaine, I love chocolate chunks. Thanks for being such a great fan. ~ Daryl

  12. I like chocolate with brownie chunks in it. All the books in the series are great! I have them all so don't need to win.

  13. I love Dairy Queen chocolate dipped cone. Always a winner with me.

  14. amy guillaume lindermanJuly 20, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    i love pumpkin ice cream with hot peanut butter sauce.

  15. I love ice cream. In fact my friends and family call me the ice cream queen! My favorite is pistachio.

    1. Quakers - My husband loved pistachio ice cream. The salt with the sweet. Yum.

      ~ Daryl