Tuesday, July 28, 2009

TWD: Vanilla Ice Cream


I'm in with the 29% of folks who call vanilla their favorite ice cream (number one flavor, baby!). So I was pretty psyched when Lynne of Cafe LynnyLu decided on Vanilla Ice Cream for this week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe. Thanks Lynne!

Of course, there are probably as many ice cream flavors as there are stars in the sky (Viagra ice cream, anyone?). But plain old vanilla is just fine with me.


There's something about just-churned, home-made ice cream that almost brings a tear to my eye... it's a thing of beauty, isn't it?

And when it tastes as good as Dorie's, well, you might as well bring on the cryin' towels. This ice cream was so rich and flavorful. My kids and I did a side-by-side taste test with the local "best" vanilla ice cream and the "best" suddenly tasted "bland".


Sigh.....

Please do yourself a favor and check out Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours", or stop by Lynne's blog for the recipe. You'll thank me (or rather, Dorie), I promise.

OK, see you next week!

P.S. I can't help but wonder, what does Viagra taste like anyway?

25 comments:

Tammy said...

I loved this ice cream too. that caramel sauce looks amazing!

Leslie said...

Oh, does that look delicious! This ice cream was almost too good. I know there's no such thing, but it was close.

SiHaN said...

homemade icecream definitely does have extra appeal! well done with yours. the caramel sauce dribbled over it looks too good to be true!

Audrey said...

Yes, it's a thing of beauty! I'm not even in that 29% and I thought this was great.

P.S. I don't wanna know.

Mary said...

I am glad I am not the only one who thinks that fresh made ice cream is prettier than a sunset or rainbow!

Mary Ann said...

It looks so good and I was thinking the same thing about how homemade ice cream is just so much better than anything else. There is no comparison.

chocolatechic said...

This was the best vanilla ice cream I have ever tasted.

Ever.

Megan said...

Wow - all I could think about was how clean and pristine your freezer canister was after churning. Mine always looks like a mess!

Katrina said...

Mmm, looks GREAT! I do love that shot of it in your ice cream maker. How is it not all stuck to the sides?

Beryl said...

There's nothing bland about this awesome ice cream. Bye bye Breyers! Yours looks great.

Nichi said...

Your the first post I've read that just went for it with the plain vanilla. Well done!

Grace said...

nicely done! the caramel sauce is a masterful touch, but what would’ve made it the cat’s meow for me is a sprinkling of cinnamon before churning. that’s MY favorite flavor, believe it or not. :)

pinkstripes said...

I do love a good vanilla ice cream. Your vanilla with caramel sauce looks wonderful!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! And with caramel sauce too - what a delicious treat.

Maria said...

So creamy and dreamy!

Pamela said...

I need a napkin after drooling over your amazing caramel sauce!! FANTASTIC!

Rebecca said...

You should probably trademark this Viagra ice cream idea ...

margot said...

Looks fabulous with that caramel sauce. I can usually resist store-bought ice cream, but never homemade.

Clivia said...

Best vanilla ever. Love your caramel sauce!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Your ice-cream looks delicious!! I too love vanilla, and having it paired with caramel is justt perfect!!

And I so dont want to know what it tastes like :P

ButterYum said...

What kind of ice cream maker do you use?

Linda said...

I love how you drizzled caramel sauce over the ice cream. It's making me crave a caramel sundae at 7am!

Lillian said...

It was good, wasn't it? I love your photos!

Engineer Baker said...

Love the mid-churn pic - freshly churned ice cream just looks absolutely amazing!

The Food Librarian said...

LOL! Scared by the thought of viagra ice cream! :)

Your vanilla ice cream looks great!!!