It's Tuesday again so that means another delicious treat tempting me in my kitchen! Dorie's vanilla ice cream was chosen by Lynn. Fortunately for everyone involved, all this takes is a minute on the stove and a quick spin in the ice cream maker to yield a delicious and adaptable treat.
I made this recipe last summer and over cooked the custard. This time, in fact, it only took about thirty seconds on the stove after tempering the eggs to get the mixture hot enough. I guess I'm learning after all. When I made this before I thought it needed to thicken up almost like pastry cream does, but mine was at the right temperature just after putting it back onto the stove- it was thick like egg nog (but much tastier!) I skipped past vanilla to the playing around options- choosing cinnamon because I tried it in Paris long ago and it was the best I've ever had. Honestly, I really didn't eat any bad food in Paris. The French are just good like that. But that cinnamon ice cream was exceptional.
Grab the recipe here or at Lynn's blog. And go make it. I'm hoping to try the mint chocolate chip recipe next and will post it when I do. Then I'm thinking of adding in my banana to a batch of vanilla. And maybe I'll make a peach variety, they are coming soon after all. I don't think you can go wrong with this great vanilla ice cream.
Now for the giveaway. MyBlogSpark has given me one gift pack for a reader. It features new Pillsbury Simply Cookies, a nice reusable shopping back, and a cute cookie jar (that I filled with "potty treats" for my little man who is almost all trained- yeah!). I bought the peanut butter cookies to try and made regular cookies (my husband's favorite) and some little cookie cups to eat the ice cream from. To make those, I just flattened out one cookie and placed it inside a greased muffin tin. I baked them at 350 (same as the cookies) for about 9 minutes and they popped right out. They are cute and would make a fun dessert, especially topped with some chocolate syrup and your favorite ice cream.
I love making cookies from scratch but I'll admit these are pretty fast and perfect for a quick dessert like this. With summer craziness it's nice to have quick desserts up your sleeve. I'm going to have a series of recipes up for quick dinners to go along with this theme because I know we aren't the only ones running around and thinking of dinner only when our stomachs start to rumble.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment with your favorite quick summer meal or tip (or your favorite ice cream, since it is ice cream week around here!) One entry per person- contest ends Sunday night at midnight Arizona time. I'll announce the winner next Tuesday. U.S. addresses only please. :) And please leave a way to contact you (if you don't have a blogger profile that links back to you- I'd hate not being able to get a hold of the winner!)