Ice Cream Flavor of the Week: Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

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Or as P says: “the pure taste of cheesecake distilled into ice cream goodness”. 😛 Another recipe from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop as I’m trying to churn my way through the book.

Although P loved this ice cream, I thought it tasted too much like cheesecake. I think it needed some sort of texture like graham crackers or tart crust blended in.

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{TWD} Arborio Rice Pudding

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I was looking foreword to the Tuesdays with Dorie recipe this week. (1) I love Rice Pudding and (2) I didn’t have run around town buying special ingredients or weird pans. I’ve made rice pudding before and it’s not that hard to make. I also read Dorie Greenspan’s comments on the time misprint for this recipe in her book Baking: From My Home to Yours.

twd-11_18Isabelle of Les gourmandises d’Isa picked, Arborio Rice Pudding, White, Black (Or Both) for the week. Rice pudding only has 4 (5 if you count water) ingredients: Rice, Milk, Sugar, Vanilla. The flavors are pure.

imgp2194Knowing all that I knew going into this recipe, it should have turned out better. Mine didn’t thicken up. I extended the cooking time to 60 minutes, but I think the low setting was too low on my stove. Next time I will set it to medium-low. Regardless, it was quite tasty and even more so with the addition of my homemade blueberry jam.

Try Jamie Oliver’s recipe for Creamy Rice Pudding with the Quickest Strawberry Jam for a easy (and low-fat!) rice pudding that is also very delicious. He cooks the rice in the milk instead of cooking the rice first.

Ice Cream Flavor of the Week: Fleur de Lait

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Once we become adults, most of us give up drinking tall cool glasses of milk.  Sure we drink our lattes and cappuccinos, eat our morning bowls of cereal.

This week’s ice gream recipe evokes the childhood memory of a pure and simple glass of milk. The clean taste of milk is the star of this frozen treat. {I think it is technically a sorbet/sherbet} No other flavors are added.

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The recipe for Fleur de Lait (“Flower of Milk”) comes from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop. If I haven’t convinced you yet to buy this book, this should.

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I sprinkled my scoop with chocolate-covered sunflower seeds. Fleur de Lait does not need anything added to it, but I’m addicted to them! These are so delicious and unusual tasting. You can find them at Trader Joes. YUM!