This photo cracks me up. Can anyone guess what my concept was here? That's right, it's a dessert interpretation of a 70s clown. You're not afraid of clowns are you?
My new ice cream recipe from Father's Day this year is Double-Chocolate Banana Split ice cream, newly coined "Frozen Bozo," presented with a waffle cone hat, a cherry nose and a doily ruff. It's interpretative.
The ice cream isn't just chocolate either. It has bananas, cherries and brownies in it. A fool-proof mix <3:o)
Also, I've drawn up a list of tutorials I'm eager to post. Without revealing the specifics, where would you like me to start: jewelry, paper craft, sewing project, home decor? Lots of plans. What are you in the mood for first?
Frozen Bozo - Chocolate Banana Split ice cream
Chocolate Ice Cream Base
6 C. heavy cream
2.25 C. sugar
3 T. pure vanilla extract
3 C. milk or half 'n' half
16 OZ. bittersweet chocolate
1 C. sliced bananas
1 C. maraschino cherries
2 C. chocolate chip brownies (prepare in advance, then
cut into bite-size pieces and chill)
Prepare Ice Cream Base
Heat cream, sugar, vanilla, and half 'n' half mixture to near boiling. Meanwhile, heat bittersweet chocolate in microwave-safe bowl at 50% power for approx. 3-4 minutes, or until the chocolate is mostly melted. Remove chocolate from microwave and stir till all chocolate is melted. Next, remove cream mixture from heat and fold in melted chocolate. Stir until combined. Refrigerate mixture until thoroughly chilled. Transfer chilled mixture to an ice cream maker and process following manufacturer’s instructions.
After ice cream has reached soft-serve consistency, place ice cream cylinder in freezer, or leave in ice cream maker (if there is still sufficient ice) to harden for about an hour. Meanwhile, prepare mix-in ingredients as directed below.
Mix-in the Good Stuff
a large bowl by placing it in an ice bath, or in freezer. When ice
cream has chilled for about an hour, scoop it into chilled bowl.
Immediately add all mix-in ingredients and stir till just combined.
Return ice cream to cylinder or a prepared container of your choice*.
Place ice cream back in freezer to harden overnight.
*Try a new, food-safe paint can from your home improvement store, cleaned with bleach-water.