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Peach Lambic Float with Whiskey Ice Cream

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ICE CREAM WEEK, SUCKASSSS’! It’s here.

I’m so excited to share with you a bunch of fun ice cream recipes. My hope is that you’re super sweaty and so over summer. Think of this like a reboot because we still have a month or so to go and I don’t want to hear anything about fall. I’m not ready, we still have ice cream to make/eat!

This has been the summer of beer for me. I’ve had a good amount of it–with most of it not being suitable for a float of any kind, except lambics, which are forever my favorites. (Remember last year when I made popsicles with cherry lambic?).

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Peach and bourbon or whiskey is pretty much a no-brainer combination and I figured a peach-flavored beer and ice cream spiked with whiskey would be a sure-fire win.

If you’re unfamiliar with lambics, here’s a quick download: Fruit Lambics (because they’re not all made with fruit) are Belgium beers fermented with wild yeasts and bacteria. Often times, during their secondary fermentation time, fruit is added, i.e., peaches, strawberris, cherries, etc. The beer is tart and takes on the flavor of the fruit it’s fermented with. Think one part shrub and one part beer. It’s effervescent and very, VERY summer-y.

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This ice cream is a dream. It’s creamy and balanced, slightly salty and the whiskey prohibits it from.

A few thoughts on ice cream:

1. I use this Cuisinart ice cream-maker. There are better ones out there, but this one is pretty economical, especially if you’re not making ice cream everyday.
2. I insist everyone get a digital-read thermometer. It makes ice cream-making SO much easier. No guessing as to when the custard is done!
3. I use these deli cups to store ice cream because they’re cheap and easy.
4. There’s a cute wooden handled ice cream scooper pictured, but I really love these sturdy ones.

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Look at those little speckles of vanilla bean. INSERT EMOJI HEART EYES!

YAY FOR ICE CREAM!

Peach Lambic Float with Whiskey Ice Cream | www.acozykitchen.com

Peach Lambic Float with Whiskey Ice Cream

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 pint of ice cream

Serving Size: 4

Peach Lambic Float with Whiskey Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1/4 vanilla bean
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons whiskey or bourbon
  • Bottle of peach lambic

Directions

  1. To a large bowl, prepare an ice bath by adding a heaping handful of ice cubes to a large bowl and topping it off with a few splashes of water. Set a slightly smaller bowl inside the larger bowl and place a sieve or strainer inside. Set the whole ice bath contraption aside.
  2. Add the vanilla sugar, whole milk and brown sugar to a medium saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and stir until the sugar has dissolved and the milk is hot to the touch. Whisking the entire time, add about 1/4 cup of warm milk to the beaten egg yolks. Return the egg yolk and milk mixture back to the medium saucepan and place over medium low heat. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until the thermometer reads 170 to 175 degrees F and the custard appears thick and coats the back of a spoon.
  3. Pour the custard through the sieve into the bowl. Stir in the heavy cream until completely incorporated. Next, add the whiskey, stirring until completely combined. Keep mixing until the mixture is room temperature. Place plastic wrap on the surface of the custard, which will prevent the surface from creating a skin, and transfer to the fridge for 4 to 5 hours, until very cold.
  4. When the custard is cold, churn the mixture into the bowl of your ice cream maker, according to the maker's instructions.
  5. Transfer the ice cream to a quart container and freeze until the ice cream is firm, about 4 to 8 hours.
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Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Sandwiches // A Cozy Kitchen

When you’re chilling by yourself, being busy, doing house stuff, do you talk to yourself? I grew up with a set of parents who ALWAYS talked to themselves. I remember I’d sneak up on them when they’d be doing whatever it was they were doing; gardening, cleaning out the garage, looking through drawers, and they’d just be full-on having a conversation with themselves. I remember I’d jump out and go “ahhhhh!” and of course I’d always scare them, especially my mom. She’s usually curse in Spanish and tell me to go away. I thought they were the weirdest, but then I got older…

A few days ago, when I was doing what I always do, which is make these ice cream sandwiches at home for my internet friends (that’s you, by the way) I caught myself having a conversation with.myself. Like, I was talking for the other person too. I was using my voice for my side of the convo and then responding as if there was another person there. And I’m pretty positive this wasn’t the first time, it was just the first time I’d caught myself. I felt like I was a cross between Amanda Bynes and my parents.

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Strawberry Swirl Buttermilk Ice Cream with Candied Pink Peppercorns

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Strawberry Swirl Buttermilk Ice Cream with Candied Peppercorns

Have you ever had a pink peppercorn before? I first came across them years ago when I bought one of those pretty rainbow peppercorn grinders from Trader Joe’s; it was filled with a variety of peppercorns: white, black, grey and pink. I remember taking all the pink ones out like a psycho woman and thinking how cool I’d be to make a girly version of cacio e pepe.

I was sort of bummed to find out that pink peppercorns didn’t actually taste all that peppery, and were actually more floral than spicy. The cacio e pepe didn’t really turn out how I’d hoped, but I was still obsessed with those pink peppercorns. I never forgot, man!

Strawberry and black pepper is a match made in heaven. It’s a popular pairing that you might’ve already seen in jam or cakes or pies. So I figured the teeny spicy notes in pink peppercorns and their floral attributes might work well with strawberries. AND I was right.

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Salty Honey Ice Cream

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Salty Honey Ice Cream // A Cozy Kitchen

You guys, Ice Cream Week is here, in full effect, on A Cozy Kitchen. And I’m excited! Who’s with me?!

Every day this week I’ll be throwing a new ice cream recipe your way. Maybe there’ll be lots of berries up in ice cream, maybe some malt balls, most likely there’ll be some chocolate and there might even be some waffle cone slingin’, who knows.

Back in January when it was freezing cold (even in LA), all I could dream about was summah-time fun like slip n’ slides, sitting in the sun wearing sunnies (I secretly hate that word), and most of all, ice cream-making. I had this idea of dedicating a whole week to just ice cream. So, here we are…Ice Cream Week!

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