Posted at 8:57 am , on July 3, 2015
I made this for Joe on Father’s Day and thought it would make a great 4th of July treat as well. It was one of the few things he has ever asked me to make. He was real stingy with his ice cream but when Little Man Z crawled in his lap he found an extra spoon to share. He’s our new kitty and so adorable. You should see the two of them sit together and eat ice cream. This version is really simple and tastes like you went to your favorite ice cream shop. I made up a batch of my homemade vanilla ice cream and added caramel sauce, a little coarse sea salt and praline pecans. Honestly, I think homemade ice cream is key but if making ice cream isn’t your thing, well just go out and pick up 1 1/2 quarts of vanilla ice cream. If you are the ambitious type and want to make everything yourself, I have links to my homemade vanilla ice cream, salted caramel sauce, and vanilla sugar glazed walnuts (just sub in pecans) that will get you the same results.
Posted at 9:35 am , on August 29, 2014
It’s Hatch season and I just picked up my first green chiles of the season. I’ve had this recipe in mind for such a long time and waiting on chile season to try it out. I have a cookbook from The Museum of New Mexico Foundation, “Dulce, Desserts from Santa Fe Kitchens”. In it there is a recipe for lime ice cream with caramelized green chiles. Every time I flip through it I wonder how this combination will taste. You might think it sounds like an odd combination but I can vouch that it’s really quite tasty. Think of candied jalapenos paired with cream cheese. . . yummy huh! Well, this sweet and hot combination tastes like frozen key lime pie with some chile jelly on top. It’s sweet with a back heat that tempts your taste buds and leaves you satisfied. Now you could go with a mild green chile, but the hot chile is tamed considerably by the sweet syrup. And to top it off I added some crystallized lime zest which added another layer of sweetness. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!