TWD: Vanilla Ice Cream

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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This week’s TWD comes right on the heels of the July Daring Bakers challenge and right on the toes of my July Dinner and a Movie roundup.  So, I’m going to make it very short (and very sweet).

I mean, it’s Vanilla Ice Cream, for crissake!

What more needs to be said about vanilla ice cream that hasn’t already been said a million times before?  Well, maybe nothing, except that this vanilla ice cream is impossibly rich, creamy and luxurious, containing a whopping six egg yolks in a mere one quart batch. 

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Or, that the heady infusion of plump, lush vanilla beans makes it absolutely intoxicating.

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Or, that when you drizzle in a puddle of melted decadent Valrhona chocolate while it’s churning, it turns into the most heavenly stracciatella ice cream, with wispy, little chocolate flakes that pop and explode in your mouth.

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Or, that it makes a damn fabulous chocolate sundae!

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Other than that, what else can you possibly say about plain old vanilla ice cream?  Really.

Thanks, from the bottom of my heart to this week’s host, Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu, for choosing the quickest, simplest and most delicious Dorie recipe ever!  You can find the recipe for this ice cream there.  And as always, be sure to check out the rest of the TWD offerings at the Tuesdays with Dorie site.

39 responses to TWD: Vanilla Ice Cream

  1. On July 28, 2009 at 1:06pm, City Girl said...

    Looks amazing :) Love your photography :)

  2. On July 28, 2009 at 1:20pm, Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

    Mmm, yours looks fantastic! Great photos!

  3. On July 28, 2009 at 1:33pm, Manggy said...

    I love that you were still able to put some of that Italian flavah in there! :)

    • On July 28, 2009 at 7:59pm, Susan said...

      Ma, naturalmente!

  4. On July 28, 2009 at 2:56pm, Jen of a2eatwrite said...

    Still haven’t tried Dorie’s recipe. After your description, it sounds like I’ll just have to sacrifice and try it. ;-)

  5. On July 28, 2009 at 3:03pm, Rosa said...

    Wow, better than in any ice cream shop! Those ice cream sundaes look fantastic!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  6. On July 28, 2009 at 3:15pm, Kristen said...

    gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!’

    I love your short and *sweet* TWD post, making me wish I had some ice cream right now, it’s damn hot here!

    • On July 28, 2009 at 8:00pm, Susan said...

      It’s 98 in the shade here, Kristen. Believe me, the ice cream doesn’t help that much! ;)

  7. On July 28, 2009 at 3:30pm, Donna said...

    The great thing about vanilla is you can add whatever you want to dress it up or just enjoy the rich vanilla taste all alone… YUMO!!!

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

  8. On July 28, 2009 at 3:35pm, nina said...

    All the treats on this page is simply delectable, delicious and so divine!!!!!

  9. On July 28, 2009 at 3:38pm, Wendy said...

    Your ice cream looks fabulous. Great job!

  10. On July 28, 2009 at 3:46pm, snooky doodle said...

    oh so luscious and yummy! Im drooling.

  11. On July 28, 2009 at 4:02pm, Jodie said...

    Gorgeous! I’ll take yours over what mine turned out to be!

  12. On July 28, 2009 at 4:17pm, Charli said...

    mmmm…stracciatella! One of my all time faves!

  13. On July 28, 2009 at 5:04pm, Clivia said...

    So using warm chocolate is the way to get that effect? I didn’t know. Great tip. Lovely photos of that sundae!

    • On July 28, 2009 at 8:39pm, Susan said...

      All you have to do is melt some chocolate and drizzle it in the ice cream maker during the last minute or two of churning. The chocolate immediately hardens and shatters into little flakes. Pretty nifty! :)

  14. On July 28, 2009 at 5:37pm, Heather said...

    Love the sundae! Great job. Looks so delicious!

  15. On July 28, 2009 at 6:23pm, Natasha - 5 Star Foodie said...

    What a decadent sundae! The ice cream looks luscious!

  16. On July 28, 2009 at 7:11pm, The Duo Dishes said...

    The vanilla bean pic is classic. Oh so nice. 4 scoops please!

  17. On July 28, 2009 at 8:32pm, MaryBeth said...

    WOW…. this is the absolute best looking homemade sundae ever. I can say with out a shadow of a doubt that this would really hit the spot right now, it is currently 106 degrees in Beaverton OR

    • On July 28, 2009 at 8:40pm, Susan said...

      106! OMG, I thought I had it bad! :o

  18. On July 28, 2009 at 8:44pm, Sihan said...

    the drizzle of chocolate whilst churning. BRILLIANT! and with the pile of whipped cream on top, very old school! I Like it!

  19. On July 28, 2009 at 9:40pm, annie said...

    If I didn’t know any better, I would think you were trying to tease us with those pictures!! If that was in front of me right now I would be a very happy camper and you would have one clean bowl. :)

  20. On July 28, 2009 at 10:37pm, Jen @ Maple n Cornbread said...

    Vanilla ice cream is my favorite!!! Your photography is amazing!!! WOW!!!!! hmmm now I wish I had some icecream!

  21. On July 28, 2009 at 10:49pm, pamela said...

    YUM!!! Looks amazing.

  22. On July 29, 2009 at 2:17am, Bria said...

    Your photos look absolutely delicious!!

  23. On July 29, 2009 at 5:54am, Caitlin said...

    Mmm… stracciatella – so good! I’m right there with you – this was a wonderfully rich, delicious ice cream.

  24. On July 29, 2009 at 9:43am, LyB said...

    Well said! :)

  25. On July 29, 2009 at 10:19am, Linda @ Tender Crumb said...

    What a GORGEOUS hot fugde sundae!!! It’s only 7am, and you’re making me crave one right now.

  26. On July 29, 2009 at 12:26pm, patsyk said...

    You make simple vanilla ice cream sound so decadent! I’m drooling right now!

  27. On July 29, 2009 at 5:19pm, Coleen said...

    From the number of responses I am guessing you KNOW how great this post was. Excellent photos!!

  28. On July 29, 2009 at 6:22pm, Katrina said...

    You win. Best looking sundae made from Dorie’s vanilla ice cream. Heaven!

  29. On July 29, 2009 at 9:13pm, ingrid said...

    OH, MAN! That looks terrific. Vanilla is my fave and like the idea of adding chocolate as its churning to make it stracciatella! YUM!
    ~ingrid

  30. On July 29, 2009 at 11:24pm, Margaret said...

    OMG!!!! Nuff said.

  31. On July 30, 2009 at 9:16pm, Christine Medifast said...

    There is nothing like logging on to look at a few recipes and finding this. Great way to tease us with something oh so delicious. Temptation is over reigning tonight!

  32. On July 31, 2009 at 3:26pm, Jenni said...

    Yup, htat pretty much covers it! :)

  33. On August 02, 2009 at 6:26pm, Ginny said...

    well, I have some vanilla beans and I’m going home this weekend (where there is an ice cream maker)… we may have a delicious plan! :)

  34. On August 03, 2009 at 10:39am, Kevin said...

    Using real vanilla beans makes all the difference in homemade vanilla ice cream.

  35. On July 16, 2010 at 12:11am, babs said...

    Looks so fantasticI was going to lick my computer screen!

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