Wednesday, April 17, 2013

O- Ode To Simplicity

Simple, yet fancy enough to be served in a martini glass with a flower

After all of the experimenting I've done with ice cream, I have learned a few things that are worth sharing. Ice Cream is a simple dessert (or not, if you're like me and will eat it at any time) that combines milk, cream, sugar and in most cases vanilla to create a tasty cold treat. If any of these posts have inspired you to either whip out the ice cream machine you got as a wedding present but have never used, or to try new flavors with the machine you already have and love, here are a few things to keep in mind for the sake of simplicity:
  • Don't try to combine too many different flavors at once (if there is too much going on in t he mouth, the individual flavors will get lost)
  • Yes, you can have too many chocolate chips (I've done this and while I am typically not one to believe that chocolate should be left out, too much chocolate can take away from whatever your base flavor is)
  • Start with vanilla or chocolate and expand from there. These are the baseline flavors from which any combination of flavors can be created.
  • Some of the most recent flavors I've put together (specifically Lime Vanilla and Mixed Berry Pie) had better flavor after 24 hours in the freezer. So, like a good stew it could be helpful to remember to plan ahead and let your flavors meld before serving.

3 comments:

  1. A good caution, Tracy, to those who might try too much too soon. But ice cream is one of those foods it's hard to mess up!

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  2. It's so true about too many chocolate chips! We were eating a treat from a fast food place and ugh, we could hardly get through the crunchy mess of chips. Not good.

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