Happy Belated Father’s Day

Ok, yes, it is so true, Father’s Day happened very much early September and yes, I am guilty of being late again but honestly can you blame me considering it was the weekend before my 2 hour maths exam? Haha nope didn’t think so πŸ˜‰

This Father’s Day (2 weeks perhaps too late but still!), I decided to bake 2 pies in one oven (I hate the idea of killing two birds, I mean seriously, which sadist made that up? :P) and make not pies at all but ice cream πŸ˜€

I mean, I realised how sad it was that with the warm weather coming, I hadn’t yet commemorated the beauty that is sunshine which is not all about looks! Ok, now make that three pies in one oven πŸ™‚

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My dad has an obsession with peanut butter. Sorry daddy but the face you make when you enjoy it on toast tells me its an obsession. How? Its the face I make when I eat chocolate. Eat in front of the mirror and you shall see what I mean πŸ˜‰

My granddaddy (Baba), is obsessed with honey. Sorry baba but its true. Sure you are not that emotive when eating but I think ever since I was born, you have been putting a spoon of honey into warm millk for your breakfast each day. Now 17 years is a pretty long time for such a beautiful relationship don’t you think? πŸ˜€

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So I searched for a recipe to please my nutty daddy… ok sorry daddy I just saw how that typed out but I can’t change it ’cause it looks funny :D… and my honey-loving Baba. I mean, I could peanuts into a honey slice but please… so… normal πŸ˜‰

Which is why when I saw this recipe, everything changed. it was bright, springy, pretty and most importantly, used peanut butter and honey. Perfection for the two wise men of my family doesn’t come much closer. But it did. When I adapted the recipe a little more to add that extra flavour which did make it perfect for them πŸ˜€

honey nut ice cream 4Happy [belated] Father’s Day men, here’s toasting a sundae glass filled with peanuts up to you! (please ignore the missing spoonful ;))

**You may have noticed my post is significantly shorter today. This is because I am a little fever-ish but hey, at least it gives your tired fingers a little rest πŸ˜‰ – though I will make muscular fighters out of them soon enough πŸ˜€

Double Nut Honey Ice Cream
Adapted from: Love & Olive Oil

Makes: 1 Litre

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups thickened cream
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 1/3 + 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey roasted macadamias, roughly chopped
    honey nut ice cream9

Method:

  1. Pour 1 cup of thickened cream into a heat proof bowl inside a larger bowl filled with ice water. Place a fine mesh sieve over the top of both bowls
  2. In a saucepan combine remaining cream, milk, 1/2 the sugar, honey and salt. Cook gently over a low heat until the mixture is steaming and the honey has completely dissolved into the mixture. Remove from heat
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  3. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining sugar and eggs until a little pale. Slowly whisk in some of the warm cream mixture until half of it is incorporated into the yolks (doing it slowly will temper the eggs as opposed to making them scrambled)
  4. Pour yolk mixture into the saucepan and return to medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon, roughly 5-7 minutes (do not allow it to boil)
  5. Pour mixture through sieve into cream, discarding solids. Add in vanilla essence and stir to combine.
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  6. Place plastic wrap over the mixture, pressing the surface to prevent a skin forming and refrigerate for 3 hrs till overnight
  7. Churn ice cream according to manufacturers instructions. While churning gently warm up peanut butter in microwave till liquidy (I did it in 20 second intervals)
  8. Once churned, mix through the roughly chopped honey coated nuts
  9. Place peanut butter in a piping bag or using a spoon and skewer, drizzle it throughout the churned ice cream and swirl it evenly around. Transfer to a freezer-safe container overnught before serving
    honey nut ice cream 2

Tell me you do not want a small (BIG) spoonful right now? πŸ˜€

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115 Comments

  1. Ohh what a great ice-cream recipe and hehe I’m sure your dad must be so happy πŸ˜‰ you’re so lucky that your dad likes sweets and ice-cream! my dad’s a bit of a health freak ahhaha and will barely eat anything i make πŸ˜›

  2. Saskia says:

    YUM! Lucky menfolk! Double nut ice cream sounds perfect to me. Must make it for my sister who is a peanut butter junkie. I did make her a peanut butter cheesecake one day but we both needed a lie-down after 1 slice! It was SO unbelievably rich. Hope you’re over the fever. It has been through our house as well. Too cruel, with this beautiful weather!

  3. I read this, and thought to myself “oh no, I missed fathers day…again..” but then I looked it up realized that it happened way back in june here in crazy Canada. (don’t worry, I did something too :p) Now this would definitely make up for being a little late, it looks scrumptious!

  4. Gina says:

    Better get some rest if you are feeling under the weather. We say Baba from grandmother in our culture, but either way I think this ice cream speaks to anyone who loves ice creams language. I’m sure they both loved it.
    -Gina-

  5. Jennie says:

    Happy father’s day! This ice cream looks like pure perfection. I love the pb and honey combo. Currently, my obsession is with pumpkin in just about everything. So good.

  6. Mary says:

    This sounds absolutely delicious. I’m sure those two important men in your life really enjoyed this. I hope your exams are going well. Blessings…Mary

  7. Tisa says:

    Why are you tempting me like this so late at night? Makes me want to cry that I can’t sink a bite into that ice cream right now! I’m sure your two heroes loved it. Great job Uru, get well from the fever. I’m so glad to see you behind the posts again :)))

  8. A_Boleyn says:

    In Romanian, ‘baba’ is grandmother so there was a bit of cultural confusion for me when I first read your post. πŸ™‚ It’s nice that you could combine the loves of both the men in your life into one tasty sweet treat.

  9. Ooooh meh gosh!!!! πŸ˜€ Homemade ice cream is fabulous and scrummy treat. Happy belated Father’s Day to your dad…your family is very blessed to have such a kind daughter and such a wonderful baker too! ^_^

    Toodles love,
    Tammy<3

  10. Ramona says:

    I am sure your father is happy every day with a wonderful daughter like you. Especially when you make such delightful treats for him!! Love all the nuts in the ice cream…that’s one of my favorite ice cream ingredients too.. πŸ™‚

  11. Susan says:

    So interesting that your Father’s Day in Australia is right about the same season as our start of spring and summer here in the northern hemisphere! Your father is a lucky man – this ice cream sounds delicious!

    • Haha I remember seeing lots of bloggers posting about Fathers Day and thinking… goood gets the date wrong πŸ˜‰
      And thank you I am feeling better now and so glad you enjoyed the ice cream πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  12. Saguna says:

    I love crunchy peanut butter- and it in ice cream form with macadamias would be pretty epic indeed. πŸ™‚ Glad you’re back and I hope you feel better soon! Ice cream = perfect remedy (for anything!).

  13. Ames says:

    oh I was having this conversation with someone else today – macadamia nuts should be added in all ice-creams!! They automatically upgrade an ordinary ice-cream into something amazing πŸ˜€

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