TWD Vanilla Ice Cream

This week’s TWD was selected by Lynne of Cafe LynnyLu: vanilla ice cream! I haven’t made homemade ice cream in a few weeks so this recipe came at the perfect time. There’s nothing better than grabbing a bowl of homemade ice cream to enjoy on a hot summer night!

Shane’s been asking me to make him ice cream with M&M’s mixed in for a week or so now so I knew I’d add M&M’s to Dorie’s ice cream. (On that note, has anyone seen the mini baking M&M’s they used to carry in the store? I couldn’t find them anywhere.) I also decided to experiment by substituting brown sugar for the granulated sugar. A few weeks ago I’d made brown sugar vanilla ice cream for the Sweet Melissa Sundays group and we absolutely loved it so I was curious to see what would happen if I tried brown sugar in Dorie’s recipe.
TWD Vanilla Ice Cream
We dug in to the ice cream last night and we both enjoyed it, though I think Shane was a bigger fan than me. Something about the texture was a bit off and I’m sure it probably had something to do with my brown sugar substitution. The flavor was great though! This is a very rich ice cream to begin with – 2 cups of cream, 2 cups of whole milk and 6 egg yolks – and the brown sugar only made it richer and more decadent. Oh, and those frozen M&M’s? Fantastic! They also added some fun color streaks to the ice cream. I’ll definitely be trying the recipe again with granulated sugar soon because I’ve heard it’s really terrific.
Thanks to Lynne for her selection this week! You can find the recipe for the ice cream on her blog. There were likely quite a few variations on this week’s recipe so head over to TWD to check them out!