Saturday, March 24, 2018

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream

Everyone knows that brown sugar cinnamon toast is one of life's most wonderful pleasures. 
Don't even argue. 
When I'm having a cheat day I love crunchy whole grain toast with butter and brown sugar and cinnamon for snack time. Comfort food at its finest. 
Anyway, I decided to play around and see if I could transfer those flavors to another favorite treat of mine... ice cream. 
This...this right here.... I am considering a big win. It's got all the cinnamon sugary goodness of the best snack in the world PLUS the creamy smoothness of a custard ice cream. Have it in a bowl or, even better, serve it with apple pie. 
Your brain will explode. 
OR, have it in a cone for that almost-toast experience. 
You won't regret it. 

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream

2 cups whipping cream
1 cup 1/2 and 1/2 cream
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
5 egg yolks
1 Tbsp Fireball whiskey

In a medium pot over medium heat, whisk together the whipping cream, 1/2 and 1/2, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cook and stir until mixture is steaming (does not need to boil). 
In a mixing bowl, whisk the 5 egg yolks. Slowly pour a small amount of the cream mixture into the egg yolks, whisking the whole time. Gradually add a little more at a time, continually whisking, until they have been totally combined. (You want to do this slowly to temper the eggs.)
Pour the mixture back into the pot and place back on medium heat. Continue to stir until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. 
When thickened, strain the mixture through a sieve into a bowl, stir in the Fireball whiskey,  and place in fridge to chill completely - at least 4 hours. 

When chilled, pour into your ice cream maker and prepare as per manufacturer's instructions. When complete, serve or place in freezer until ready to serve. 

If it freezes too firmly just let it sit out for a few minutes to soften before serving. Adding the Fireball helps to keep it a bit softer. 

I have to say I love it in the cone because it totally reminds me of brown sugar cinnamon toast. My dad loved it with apple pie. It almost has the flavor of apple pie so pairing it with actual apple pie is pretty genius. #ifIdosaysomyself 

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