First Summer Ice Cream

Ok so guess what guys, it’s guest-post request time!!! So next term are my half yearlies and being in year 12, they will be more than incredibly hard so I have to organise my guest posts now so they can keep my blog semi-going during said awful period ;)

Here are the details:

  • Due Date: I must have it by 26th January – I start school soon after – blech!
  • Subject of Guest Post: Anything as long as there is a recipe involved (savoury, sweet, beverage – your choice)
  • Requirements of Guest Post: Not absurdly short and at least 5 photos of your finished dish/method and 1 photo of yourself (if you are comfortable with it of course!)
  • How many do I need: 6 people – I already have Carla @ Eat Sweet and Bek @ Crave so 6 more would be fantastic
  • What to do: Basically, the first 6 people to email me at gobakeyourself@yahoo.com.au will be granted the spot – excess emailers will be put down and contacted for next time I have exams (which I promise you, will continue to come, trust me!)

So if you can, please contact me asap and once I have all future guest posters, I promise to send out a confirmation email :D Thank you!

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Now that business out of the way, please enjoy the recipe to come!

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Maybe because of my recent trip to India, but I recently realised that I may not have made any ice cream. And we are halfway into the beautiful season of summer with high temperatures, pools and shorts.

You may call me crazy, actually throw rotten tomatoes at me and look at me with disgust. Because summer and ice cream are as inseparable as Jekyll & Hyde. Though ice cream is Hyde because it is the evil – the beautiful, addictive, rich, creamy evil for the hips, thighs and stomach. Oh well, good with the bad ay?

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May I just say though, that the recipe I am about to give to you more than makes up for the time lost? I hope I am not being presumptuous… Haha, who am I kidding, I know I am not being presumptuous :D

I feel this ice cream was definitely made to kick off summer, albeit 1 month late but nevertheless. It is so deliciously creamy, buttery and stuffed to the brim with flavour and texture.

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And yes I did say ice cream could be buttery. After all, after making browned butter ice cream with cookie dough and popcorn ice cream, I would say butter is actually very important :)

So now, take those rotten tomatoes and please throw them in the bin as deserved, smile and hold out your bowls for a nice big scoop of Browned Butterscotch Pecan Ice Cream.

“Please sir, I want some more” - Awwwww NO! MINE… ;)

Yes butterscotch is brown but this ice cream has a little extra kick due to the brown butter used to make, said butterscotch :)

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So sue me, I like a little indulgence ;) – I know you certainly do!

Browned Butterscotch Pecan Ice Cream
Source: Brown Eyed Baker

Makes: 1L

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbs butter, pre-browned
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • 1 cup chopped, toasted pecans


    Method:

  1. Combine brown sugar, salt and water in a saucepan and boil for 2 minutes
  2. Let cool
  3. Whisk eggs in a small bowl until pale
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  4. In a slow stream, whisk in slightly cooled syrup, whisking constantly to avoid scrambled eggs
  5. Cook mixture in a double boiler until the mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon (keep stirring constantly)
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  6. Refrigerate till cold – note that it will have some kind of jelly-ish consistency on coming out and the eggy smell goes away :)
  7. Rigorously stir through milk and essence until the jelly-ishness is fully dissolved and the mixture is a tan colour
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  8. Beat thickened cream until soft peaks form
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  9. Fold into egg mixture (do not over-mix and try to get out the smaller lumps which remain, the naturally dissolve in the churning process)
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  10. Pour into an ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s directions.
  11. Stir through pecans before freezing and devouring

OH and it stays soft which is such a bonus :D – no waiting for the slight defrosting!

Dangerous or brilliant? You decide :)

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*Note: All the photos have pancakes that me and my mate enjoyed this ice cream with – we just added some cocoa powder and bananas to my favourite pancake recipe :)

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Now, it is about time I acknowledge some awards I have had collecting. I am truly sorry it is so late. And though I realise these are my holidays, I still unfortunately have so much to do (cooking included :P) so I hope you will not mind if I do not follow the requirements of each award. If anyone does wish to see the rules of any award, just visit the blogger from whom I received it. Thank you :D

  1. Susie over at Susartandfood Blog extended two wonderful awards to me – The Super Sweet Blogging Award as well as the Blog Of The Year 2012 Award. Both are just as awesome as the blogger so thank you very much :D
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  2. Starr (do you not LOVE her name) from The Misfit Baker (which she is far from!) was kind enough to pass on the Very Inspiring Blogger Award – thank you so much!!! :)
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  3. Chef Randall from Savor The Food is an incredible cook with his own blog and mini business so I was thrilled that he made the time to pass on The Very Inspiring Blog Award to me – truly appreciated!
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  4. A relatively newer blogging friend of mine, Natalie from nattan323 was very kind and presented me with the Liebster Blog Award – yay :D – thank you!!!
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  5. Lilly Sue from Lilly Sue’s Bites And Brews is the queen of which beer tastes best and with what food – genius! She was really sweet to pass on the Blog Of The Year 2012 Award to me – thank you very much!
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  6. Miss Marzipan (cutest name in the history of cutie pie names) is an incredibly fantastic blogger who won 18 awards in one! She was sweet enough to extend the Super Sweet Blogging Award on to me so thank you my friend :)
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  7. Meet Letizia, over at Dutch Goes Italian – no need to imagine how incredibly diverse her dishes must be :D. She was really kind and presented me with both the Reader Appreciation Award as well as the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award so much appreciated!
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  8. Last but far from least, more than generous and brilliant chef, Bec from Daisy And The Fox, another 17 year old just like me, awarded me with a total of 4 different awards – thank you so so much my friend :D. These awards were: The Blog Of The Year 2012 Award; The Versatile Blogger Award; The Sunshine Award and the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award!
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Thank you very much to you all :)

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110 Comments

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  2. Jennie says:

    Uru, this ice cream sounds fantastic. I love everything about it. If you need a guest post during the semester, let me know. I’d be happy to contribute.

  3. I can’t stop thinking about ice cream now, haha. My sister got me an ice cream machine for Christmas (I believe we have the same stainless steel glossy red Cuisinart?) and I’ve been on the hunt for recipes! This one’s going straight to the top of my list :)

  4. Tisa says:

    I adore you my friend, for making one of my favorite ice creams, or close to it (pecan praline). I am on to bookmarking this one, now to get me an ice cream maker. Thanks Uru. Congratulations on all your accolades too- you truly deserve it.

  5. Congrats on the downpour of awards! Amazing icecream – it’s a bit chilly for icecream here at the moment but I’m seriously tempted by this. I love that it stays soft too – I guess that brings me down on the side of ‘brilliant’ in the dangerous/brilliant debate :)

  6. Uru, your ice cream looks amazing – so creamy and luscious! Ice cream is definitely on my 2013 culinary bucket list. You definitely deserve all those awards – I love your blog, girl!

  7. laurasmess says:

    Hello lovely! It’s always awesome to discover another Australian blogger… woop! Good luck with your exams. Love your blog, you’re doing an amazing job (I don’t think I even knew what a blog WAS when I was 17!) x

  8. navane64 says:

    This is one your best recipes Ms. Am loving how you made the pecan ice-cream and its really so tempting. I wil forgo the pancakes and jump into the ice-cream all the way.

  9. Sammie says:

    Uru I must salute you for making this delicious ice cream!! Whoa! Very thoroughly impressed. I’ve never made ice cream before either and would love to give it a try some day! :)

  10. I only became hooked on making my own ice cream within the past year after my daughter gave me the attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer. Addicting! I absolutely love this brown butter ice cream and — when it’s closer to summer here (although that shouldn’t stop me!) — I’ll be making this!

  11. Ali says:

    It certainly is icecream weather! We’re having some super hot days, aren’t we!! Congratulations on all of your awards, you do have a wonderful blog!

  12. Suzie says:

    I bought an ice cream machine last summer and I just love it. Even though it’s cold here I may just have to try this, it looks so darn good! Congrats on the awards, you are much deserving :)

  13. Deepti says:

    Yummm love the ice cream! whether its summer or winter Idont mind having a scoop of ice cream… Just heavenly . Congratulations on all the awards and have a good weekend ahead!

  14. Veronica says:

    I’m not an ice cream girl but you’ve got me craving it. This one, I need this one in front of me now, never mind that it’s so cold I can’t feel my toes. I need it!

  15. Hotly Spiced says:

    Oh dear – Year 12! I’m sure you will do so well Uru. It’s such a short year and a fun year but yes, there’s work to be done. And congrats on all your awards and I could do with some ice cream right now because it’s so hot! xx

  16. mjskit says:

    Oh I should not have come over here!!! Here I am trying to lose a few pounds and you post my favorite all time ice cream!!! I love butter pecan ice cream! I’ll save this recipe for warmer weather.

  17. High temperatures, pools & shorts? You’re killing me – we just had a load of snow dumped on us last night.
    But interesting fact is that here in New England we eat more ice cream than any area in the United States & all year round. This looks FABulous!

  18. Saskia (1=2) says:

    You’ve excelled yourself Uru! This looks fantastic. Scrolling through all those beautiful photos, to find they lead to CHOCOLATE pancakes… man, I am so hungry…
    PS. I hot-footed it over to your popcorn ice-cream recipe too. Holy moly. That looks excellent too.
    PS2. Congrats on all your awards.

  19. Eva Taylor says:

    It’s actually quite chilly out here so I am unable to get too excited about ice cream, particularly when my hands and feet are so cold. But it sure is a lovely recipe for the summer.

  20. Susan says:

    This is so perfect…my daughter just told me she adds “ice cream” to her daughter’s fruit smoothie and she’ll finish it off. Smart granddaughter…just like her grandmother and knows there is no set time for dessert!

  21. viveka says:

    I can eat ice cream for breakfast … one of my biggest passions.
    This is so full of …. passion too. And pecan too. Girl, you’re killing me slowly. Have to get that ice machine out from the cupboard.

  22. Lovely ice cream. So jealous it’s summer for you there. I can’t wait for warm weather to hit the northern hemisphere again. PS… I would love to guest post for you my dear… just let me know if you need a post.

  23. mmmarzipan says:

    LOVE the look of your ice cream, CCU! And thanks so much for the lovely words :D! You deserve all the awards and acknowledgement you are receiving… and I wish you all the best with your studies this year! :) x

  24. Wow, it’s the dead of winter in the US but I say it’s never too cold for ice cream. Love this recipe. Haagen Daz makes a delicious pecan praline ice cream that I love and this reminds of it. Congrats on all the awards, you deserve every single one and more.

  25. A_Boleyn says:

    Congratulations on all the awards. You certainly deserved them. :)

    As if the ice cream wasn’t decadent enough. You had to take it over the top. Again. :)

    hmm… I wonder what ice cream base would go well with home made dark chocolate honey cranberry turffles

  26. I´m into ice cream too, since we´re having a hot, hot summer here! Feel a bit out of place sometimes with our northern friends. Brown butter and pecans in ice cream is one of the top flavors. It looks amazing Uru! Nice awards!

  27. Alex says:

    Congratulations on all the awards!

    The ice cream looks soooo amazing! I’ve been going through all major stores/supermarkets here in Portugal but can’t seem to find Pecans. I was expecting to see them at least as an imported product in a shelf somewhere… no such luck. That’s one of the products I’ll have to buy overseas.

  28. daisyandthefox says:

    my sister and I were just oooing and ahhing over that delicious looking ice-cream – we are definitely going to need it for the next few couple of days!! yum!! :)
    and congratulations on all those wonderful awards!! you most certainly deserve them!! This is such a wonderful blog – you are very talented! :)
    and thank-you for your very kind words! :)

  29. BekAtCrave says:

    Oh my lord- this looks amazeballs! Eeek- so excited. I better get drafting that recipe up and I’ll have it done and sent this weekend hopefully. Thank you again so much for featuring me, I’m honoured!

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