Monday, June 15, 2009


Word Association. Words I like to pair with ice cream: chocolate, peanut butter, peanuts, almonds, raisins, marshmallow, caramel, fudge, coconut, butterfinger, snickers, cookie dough, heath bar, sprinkles, oreos, brownie chunks, butterscotch, chocolate chips. M&M's, chocolate crunchies, granola, white chocolate chips, and whipped cream.

Words I don't like to pair with ice cream: peaches and honey.
Catch my drift?

I know, I know, I sound awfully negative about this whole fruit/ice cream pairing, but come on people! Ice cream is made of heavy cream, whole milk, and egg yolks! Why on Earth would I ever pair that with fruit if I'm going to consume such fattening ingredients anyway!  With that said, this recipe was not on my list of favorites. Again, I'm most certainly not a fan of honey. I think it smells weird. As for peaches..? Yea, they are deliciously juicy and tasty when eaten as a solo fruit...but it's not something I want in my creamy frozen dessert. Negative. So, I went ahead and added some chunks of semi sweet chocolate hoping it would appeal to my taste buds. Newsflash, it didn't; HOWEVER, my veterinarians office were quite grateful for their refreshing June afternoon treat. See, I aim to please :)

However, there are some positives to this weeks TWD recipe, chosen by Tommi of Brown Interior. (P.S. Tommi, I ain't mad atcha, big fan of your blog!)  At the very least, I've been studying frozen desserts and egg based ice creams in culinary school this past week, so this selection gave me yet another opportunity to meander down the avenues of ice cream town. You can see my other ice cream creations on my most recent post.

Tommi, you still rock.


Megan said...

Yeah - I wasn't rocking the peaches this week either. The honey flavor wasn't overwhelming - FYI. Chocolate, however, was a awesome addition. Too bad I didn't think about that!

Leslie said...

Well, it looks delicious! Sorry this didn't hit the right notes with you; adding chocolate sounds like the surest path to rescuing ice cream. I bet your vet's office was thrilled to get ice cream!

Amanda said...

See and I'm not a fan of peaches, though I do like fruity ice creams. I'm sure your office buddies were thrilled ;) I subbed plums and while mine looks beautiful, it came out horribly bitter. Oh well :-P

Emily Rose said...

I couldn't agree more with your "things that I like in ice cream" list!! I did not like this ice cream either- just not a tasty combo!