If you're thinking my Burnt Sugar Ice Cream looks a lot like Cookies and Cream, you're right. It's been absolutely insane around here! Things started out pretty easy. I saw a huge (half gallon I think) container of cream at Safeway for $1. Really. I snapped it up, thinking of all the delicious, artery clogging dishes I could make and then remembered I had ice cream to make for Tuesdays with Dorie! Then, a million commitments got in the way, everyone in my house got sick, but me (which meant no sleep for anyone really), and it was suddenly late Monday and we were having dinner at my parents. With the help with the kids I knew it was the only chance I'd get to make the ice cream. So I put the caramel on and let it do it's thing. It took forever. And then, I knew it was time. I'm really bad about taking it off before it gets dark enough but I was patient. And suddenly, my dad was taking out the baked beans (recipe coming, wow, they're so good) and in that three seconds it burned. I must have looked really disappointed, though I stand by my feeling that I was just tired, because everyone all at once told me it was okay and we could make it again. The ice cream bowl was frozen, the cream was measured, we were good to go, but it wasn't meant to be. I scooped out some Cookies and Cream and called it a night. I've heard this ice cream is amazing, though, so after a good night's sleep I'm going to try again.
Come back next week for a nice French Berry Tart (one of my favorite desserts of all time- no illness, kitchen disaster, or mommy fatigue will stop me!) See the real ice cream here. It'll make you hungry. And please, if you've ruined caramel more than you've made it, let me know. I could use a boost (or some advice apparently!)