This week's TWD was selected by Lynne of Cafe LynnyLu: vanilla ice cream! I haven't made homemade ice cream in a few weeks so this recipe came at the perfect time. There's nothing better than grabbing a bowl of homemade ice cream to enjoy on a hot summer night!
Shane's been asking me to make him ice cream with M&M's mixed in for a week or so now so I knew I'd add M&M's to Dorie's ice cream. (On that note, has anyone seen the mini baking M&M's they used to carry in the store? I couldn't find them anywhere.) I also decided to experiment by substituting brown sugar for the granulated sugar. A few weeks ago I'd made brown sugar vanilla ice cream for the Sweet Melissa Sundays group and we absolutely loved it so I was curious to see what would happen if I tried brown sugar in Dorie's recipe.
We dug in to the ice cream last night and we both enjoyed it, though I think Shane was a bigger fan than me. Something about the texture was a bit off and I'm sure it probably had something to do with my brown sugar substitution. The flavor was great though! This is a very rich ice cream to begin with - 2 cups of cream, 2 cups of whole milk and 6 egg yolks - and the brown sugar only made it richer and more decadent. Oh, and those frozen M&M's? Fantastic! They also added some fun color streaks to the ice cream. I'll definitely be trying the recipe again with granulated sugar soon because I've heard it's really terrific.