Friday, June 27, 2014

Week 26: Raspberry Cheese Cake

The Recipe
100g cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups pureéd, strained raspberries (~300-350g pre-pureéd)
1 cup cream
1 cup milk

In a large bowl, whisk cream cheese until smooth; add sugar and continue whisking until combined. Whisk in raspberries, followed by milk until fully incorporated.
In a separate bowl, whisk cream. Fold into the berry-mix.
Pour mixture into ice-cream maker; proceed according to manufacturer instructions. I left mine for about 45 minutes.
Transfer to freezer tubs and freeze for another couple of hours until solid.

The Verdict
Not very cheese cake'y... I couldn't taste the cream cheese at all. That's not to say it was bad though! Not at all :) I love raspberry ice cream, and this turned out excellent! The original recipe called for 1 full cup of sugar! I thought that sounded like waaaay too much, so started out with just half that... which turned out just fine. It would have been much too sweet had I added the second half as well.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Week 25: Strawberry Ice Cream

I'm starting to see a trend here... ;)

The Recipe
(Makes just over 1L)
2 egg yolks
2dl milk
2.5dl cream (1 cup)
140g icing sugar
20g vanilla sugar
4 tbsp lemon juice
400-500g strawberries

Clean the strawberries and blend them together with milk and lemon juice.
In a separate bowl mix together egg yolks, sugar and vanilla.
In another bowl, whip the cream and carefully mix in the egg-mixture and the strawberries.
Pour into the ice cream maker and proceed according to the machine's instructions. I left mine for about 45 minutes.
Transfer to freezer tubs and freeze for another couple of hours until solid.

The Verdict
Very delicious :) My DH loves strawberry ice cream, so I figured I couldn't go wrong with this, and I was right :) I wasn't blown quite as much away by it as I was by the orange ice cream, but it was still really, really good! Definitely worth a repeat.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Week 24: Strawberry-Raspberry Smoothie

The Recipe
100g frozen strawberries
100g frozen raspberries
25g sugar
1dl orange juice
2dl yogurt natural or A-38

Put everything into a blender or similar and run until smooth.

The Verdict
LOVED this! My favourite smoothie so far. I think I want to try it with just plain milk instead of the yogurt though, to see how that will change the taste.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Week 23: Chocolate Ice Cream with Nuts

The Recipe
2 egg yolks
~100g sugar (the original recipe called for 140g - I think that would have been too much!)
40g cocoa powder
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
100g assorted nuts (I used almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts)
40g chocolate
2 tsp butter
2 tsp honey

Heat a pan over medium heat and melt the butter and honey. Chop the nuts and roast them for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and leave to cool. Try to keep them spread out so they don't stick together.
Whisk together eggs, sugar and cocoa. Add the milk a bit at a time.
Whisk the cream until stiff and fold it into the cocoa-mixture. Chop the chocolate and add it as well.

Transfer to ice cream maker and proceed according to instructions, adding the nuts about halfway through. I left mine for 40 minutes total. Transfer to freezer tubs and freeze for another couple of hours.

The Verdict
One of the best ice creams I've made! SO rich and lovely! It has a LOT of nuts, but I like it that way :) If you're not as keen on nuts, you might go with just half... or leave it out altogether. But definitely one of my favourites :)