bland ice cream fix?
- Betty Jun 24, 2008 07:03 AM
Yesterday I made Alton Brown's banana ice cream recipe. I like the texture, very creamy, and it doesn't taste bad or anything, but it is strangely bland. I'll probably put a bunch of nuts and strawberries in it for tonight, but I'd just never made such bland almost tasteless ice cream. When I ice cream loving man leaves about half of it in the bowl, that's saying something.
But I can't identify what I think it is missing. It is SO bland my first thought was salt. Any ideas?
Yep. Salt. If you make the recipe again, add a big pinch and see if your man finishes his bowl!
they were speckly ripe, like perfect eating ripe, but not squeezy floppy ripe. I reckon that could be part of it. They didn't get super dark brown in the freezer, so maybe that was why.
I'll try it again in a few weeks, and will be sure they are riper and add just a pinch of salt and definitely some pecans. Thanks to you both.
personally I like my banana ice cream with roasted and salted pecans... and uhm, either a fugde "ribbon" or chocolate chips (a la chunky monkey).
but yeah, definitely a pinch of salt... but more so, really, ripe bananas. the less ripe, I find the flavor is too sublte to stand up to the cream, etc.