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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cardamom Horchata Ice-Cream

Let's make ice-cream interesting using the famous drink Horchata. I always see this drink on menus when I go to smoothie shops or fancy coffee houses.  Horchata, is made from white, long grain, basmati rice. The drink is usually tan and milky and topped off with spices like cinnamon. I am going to use ground cardamom. Typically the drink has creamy milk whisked in although today we are adding sweetened condensed milk.

Cardamom is a spice that is strong, and has a unique spicy-sweet taste. The best flavor is when you find the cardamom in its pod yet it was hard for me to find a pod. So, in the spice isle at the grocery store, I just grabbed the ground cardamom.  The flavors are very aromatic.

1/2 cup long grain basmati rice
2 cups warm water
3-5 cardamom pods or 1 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 cup sweetened condensed mik
garnish with cinnamon

In a blender add the rice, pods, and water.  Blend on full power.
Let the mixture sit for 1-2 hours.
Strain the mixture over a bowl in a cheese cloth. Discard the rice and cardamom pods.
Whisk the sweetened condensed milk into the mixture.
Then using your ice-cube tray pour the liquid mixture into the cubes and freeze.
Using your Dessert Bullet add the frozen cubes of Horchata in the chute, turn on, and press down and out come your Cardamom Horchata Ice-Cream.
Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy..

Monday, November 3, 2014

Cookies and Cream Pies

Sometimes you just need to have chocolate in your life.  Chocolate is said to help with heart health and stress... Lets just keep telling ourselves that.

So, this ice-cream starts off with the sinful, but oh-so-good, chocolate chip cookie pie.  I put the cookie dough in tiny ramekins which will make for the perfect individual treat for guests when you host a party.  Then using my Dessert Bullet, I made a cookies and cream ice-cream. Did you hear that?  Plop, goes a spoon full right on top. Watch the ice-cream melt with the warm cookie underneath and eat fast.


Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg + 1 eeg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 semisweet chocolate chips

Set the oven to 325 degrees
In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt. Set off to the side.
In a kitchen aid or separate bowl beat together the butter with the brown sugar and sugar for 1 minute till it is fluffy.
Add the eggs and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients and mix till incorporated.
Then add the chocolate chips.
Bake for 12-15 mins on a greased cookie sheet.

Cookie and Cream Ice-cream
1 banana
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 half and half
1 Tbs chocolate chips

Dice up the banana and freeze.
Using an ice-cube tray pour the cottage cheese in the cubes and freeze.
Using an ice-cube tray pour the half and half in the cubes and freeze.
Next, take the chocolate chips and using a knife dice the chips into pieces.
Using the Dessert Bullet alternate the banana, half and half, cottage cheese, and chocolate chip shavings in the chute turn on and press down.
Take the ice-cream and place on top of the cooled or warm Chocolate Chip Pie.