My apologies my friends. In order to make it up to you I promise you another ice cream post next weekend after our new creation that is in the works is unveiled.
I can already sense the excitement and sleepless nights awaiting you like a young child the week before your first ever day of that magical thing called school. I promise it will be as exciting as That first day when you discovered all the cool people who wanted to be your friends. And feel nothing like that dread that followed later as they assigned homework for your most loathed subjects.
So now that you're thoroughly excited and will be unproductive at work constantly checking to see if I reveal the secret early (sorry but I won't), let's move onto my closet ice cream making.
Red velvet ice cream.
Oh yes. I did.
Red velvet ice cream has been on my mind since January. I didn't want just to add chunks or crumbles of red velvet cake to an incredible vanilla base I wanted a richer, smoother, more delectable ice cream. (And, let's face it, I was too lazy to bake a red velvet cake and THEN make ice cream...although I know others wouldn't have complained about the extra dessert that would need to be eaten...)
And boy did I find it. Rich, creamy, mind-blowing red velvet ice cream.
Red Velvet Ice Cream(recipe taken from here)
2 cups heavy cream
6 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla extract
Bring cream to a simmer in a medium saucepan. While the cream is heating, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar. Once the cream has reached a simmer, temper the eggs by pouring some of the hot cream into the egg yolks while whisking. Add this mixture into the pan, again while whisking (tempering the eggs as such will keep any of the egg from cooking too quickly and help to avoid producing clumps of egg).
Cook the mixture over medium-low heat, continuously stirring until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
I think next time I make this I would like to try adding cheesecake chunks...yum!!