Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie 45: Cinnamon Ice Cream


If there is one thing our house is never out of, it's ice cream! Since there was always a strict 'no dessert' policy when I was growing up, I found it really strange to always have dessert when I moved in with S. Now, I can't imagine my life without it (yes it, not him!). In fact, I tend to get really cranky if I don't have my daily dose of sugar.


I suppose S's love of ice cream came from when he worked at an ice cream shop during high school. Somehow he managed to put on about 10kg while he worked there (a one for me, one for you mentality I'm sure). Lynne of Cafe Lynnylu chose vanilla ice cream this week, but I decided to 'play around' and try my hand at cinnamon. We have a constant supply of vanilla ice cream in our house which really doesn't need adding to. Well, the cinnamon is just delicious! It certainly packs a punch, so I would recommend reducing the amount of cinnamon if you would prefer it to be more subtle. The one mistake I made was not heating the custard to a high enough temperature. Usually I just eyeball it, but I recently got a laser thermometer and am quite addicted to taking everything and any thing's temperature. At a guess, my custard usually reaches about 82 degrees celsius- Dorie recommends at least 76, but not more than 82. I should have gone with my gut instinct because my ice cream turned out extremely icy. At least the flavour is delicious though and I can't wait to remake it properly.

4 comments:

NQN said...

I grew up in a household where we rarely had dessert but now I can't imagine not having it! lol Cinnamon ice cream is one of my favourites and so gorgeous when combined with apple desserts :)

pinkstripes said...

Cinnamon ice cream sounds delicious. YUM.

TeaLady said...

I love the addition of cinnamon. How much did you add?? It looks great.

Desserts were only for special occasions when I was growing up. And now it is all the time. So much for being slender.....

Bria said...

Tealady, I added a tablespoon of ground cinnamon. But like I said, some people may want to adjust that for a more subtle flavour (maybe 2 teaspoons?).