Tuesday, May 4, 2010

TWD: Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

This ice cream really needs a new name. Burnt Sugar doesn't sound appetizing. Delicious caramel does! But, since I am taking over the renaming, I will call it "The fantastic ice cream that allowed me to conquer caramel for the first time". Sure, it's a mouthful, but given my track record with caramel, I think it is a well deserved name. :)

Dorie Greenspan was the first person to ever tell me (or in this case, write it in the recipe. You know, Dorie and I unfortunately aren't real life pals!) that when you pour in the liquid to the amber sugar, that it may harden up. No worries, though. Keep whisking and it will all work out.
You know what? She was right! Look below.... It is all smooth! I wonder how many batches of caramel I threw out because I thought it was ruined. This was definately a lightbulb moment for me!
The ice cream was so delicious and we really enjoyed it! I will definately make it again! Plus, it was nice to finally be able to break out my ice cream maker after the winter hibernation!
Thanks to Becky of Project Domestication for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog.

16 comments:

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

I have been a caramel failure in the past myself! Your ice cream looks yummy! I need to break mine out for Memorial Day weekend when my brother's family is home!

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Leslie said...

Yay for mastering the caramel! I *heart* your pink KitchenAid!

teresa said...

gosh, i might go buy the book for this very recipe! it looks amazing!

Jules Someone said...

Mine looked just the same! It made me a bit nervous. Loved this!

Tracey said...

Congrats for mastering the caramel! Dorie's instructions are always so helpful and this recipe was no exception :) Your ice cream looks perfect.

The Mortensens said...

The Kitchen Aid has an ice cream maker attachment??? Oh no! I guess I bought an ice-cream maker in vain!

Anyway, I agree with you about the name. Although, you can burn the sugar like I did if you're not careful! LOL!

Katrina said...

So fun to master caramel, huh! I think actual caramel is just taking sugar to that stage, then adding butter and cream. Good stuff!

Natalie... said...

Mmm wow your ice cream looks so good :) i really want to have a go of making ice cream, it looks so mcuh fun :D.

Nickki said...

Your ice cream looks so good! I think I *need* an KA ice cream attachment!

Avril Miller said...

Fabulous job on this recipe! I love seeing a fellow owner of the KA Ice Cream maker! .....i was just given one and I used it for the first time this past weekend. So much fun!

bexbakes said...

I love your ice cream dish! Your pics look great :)

TeaLady said...

Looks perfect. It was a little scary, but, like Dorie promised, it all came out great.

margot said...

Great job on the caramel! Love your new name for the ice cream.

Ingrid said...

Pass me a spoon will ya?

Btw, Glad to hear that you've conquered caramel! Looking forward to more posts with it as a keey ingredient!
~ingrid

Nichi said...

Isnt that ice cream attachment the best... mine had to be dug out from a cupboard too.

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