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Friday, February 5, 2010

Cinnamon Ice Cream

Cinnamon Ice Cream with Toffee

Well, it's official. I am once again addicted to the ice cream maker I purchased last year. I recently made coconut ice cream, then soon after I found myself with a surplus of eggs, milk, and cream so I started a search for a perfect concoction. My ice cream making obsession is particularly weird to me, because I am not even a huge ice cream fan. If I was presented with a bowl full of kettle chips, or a bowl of ice cream, I would pick the kettle chips every time, but there is something so fun in mixing flavors and churning them that I cannot resist. I only made this two weeks ago, and I am already thinking about making something else this weekend so stay tuned. I usually prefer to have a bit of texture in my ice cream so at the last minute, I added some toffee bits I had been saving for a rainy day. I'm not joking, the second this was out of the ice cream maker I mixed it with some roasted salted peanuts and mini chocolate chips and had a field day. This is some seriously good stuff.

Cinnamon Ice Cream with Toffee

Cinnamon Ice Cream
(Adapted from Culinary Fool)



1 cup milk
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
Toffee bits (optional)

Put the milk in a small saucepan with the cinnamon over medium heat. Stir until well combined. Cook, stirring now and then, until the milk is steaming hot but not quite boiling.

While the milk is heating put the egg yolks in a large mixing bowl with the sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Stir about one-third of the hot milk into the egg yolk mixture, then transfer the mixture to the saucepan and cook, stirring, until the mixture is once again steaming hot but not quite boiling.

Strain the custard into the cream and mix well to combine. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap, pressing the wrap into the mixture to avoid forming a film. Once the mixture is completely cooled, churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. When there are about two minutes remaining, stir in the toffee bits if desired.

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19 comments:

Active Foodie said...

Well, since I don't have am ice cream maker it looks like you're going to have to bring some over, k? Thx! :) looks wonderful!

Scorpio Woman said...

This is something I'm curious to try. I don't always like cinnamon. It always depend how it's served. Maybe in this ice cream, I would like it. Cause I like desserts with cinnamon. Thanks for the recipe :)

Erica said...

oh my gosh yum! I love cinnamon so I bet I would be obsessed with this! Simple flavors are my favorite in terms of ice cream. Hope you have a good weekend girl!

Glad to hear that despite you having to pull back a little on working out that you're still seeing results=fabulous!

Diana said...

How about this... the next time you make ice cream, I'll bring some kettle chips and we'll trade? Deal? ;)

So jealous of your ice cream maker! One of these days...

Jenn said...

I seriously want an ice cream maker. mmmm... Maybe I'll add some walnuts to mine. Maybe if I pester someone long enough, they'll give in and get me one. hahaha...

Dawn said...

i love when you make ice cream. keep on going girl. a girl needs her calcium!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I can't blame you - I'd do the same. It's irresistible.

The Food Librarian said...

When are you going to make kettle chip ice cream?! :) This looks lovely.

Foodycat said...

Cinnamon, toffee, peanuts and chocolate? That sounds like heaven! I'd also take the kettle chips every time, but if it was a choice between cake and icecream, the cake will always win!

Marie said...

So simple, yet sounds very enticing. The smell of cinnamon just immediately mellows me out. I have never made ice cream, but I think I would develop an attachment as well if I had a maker!

angela@spinachtiger said...

I am a BIG ice cream fan. I'll take that with some apple pie!

Memória said...

Cinnamon ice cream sounds fantastic and comforting! I must try this out very soon.

Kerstin said...

I've only had cinnamon ice cream at restaurants and I love the idea of enjoying it at home too - it looks delicious!

grace said...

i've never been as tempted to buy an ice cream maker as i am right now. this is stellar--lovely display!

Patti at Worth The Whisk said...

Sorry but this looks TOTALLY SCRUMPTUOUS, recipe and photo. great job.

Sam Kathryn said...

I've never tried cinnamon ice cream before! Mmm yummy. I should!

Shannon said...

ooh, you know what, for the first time in awhile i have room in my freezer for my ice cream maker! this sounds awesome, i'm going to have to get churning when i get home...

Money Funk said...

You food continuously peeks my interest. Especially anything cinnamon. This sounds delicious! But I have no ice cream maker. :(

Think I can roll it with my daughter with <a href="http://crafts.kaboose.com/coffee-can-ice-cream.htmltwo coffee cans</a>? :)

Janet said...

I am soooo glad my replacement part for my ice cream maker came. :) To die for.

You know what else I bet would be amazing on top? Food Should Taste Good chips - either the Cinnamon or Chocolate flavor. Yum!

(Sorry for the delayed comment, catching up after a business trip!)