Favorite Chunky Ice Cream Recipe?
i've been playing with my ice cream maker all summer... and after all the vanilla, green tea, and wine ice creams i've made, i've got a real honkering for some chunky (mix-in) ice creams. so far i've tried 1 cup of oreo bits to 4 cups of liquid (strawberry ice cream!) but it was awfully chunk-tastic. And i'm not sure where to even start with nutty ice creams either.
what's your favorite recipe/ratio?
If you can get ahold of the book "A Perfect Scoop" by David Lebovitz from the library, it has a whole section of great mix-ins to make, and suggestions for ratios and pairings. (His blog is great too, the other poster links to it above.) SOme that we liked were candied pecans in brandy ice cream (recipe is in the book, or you can buy them already made) and peanut butter chunks in chocolate ice cream. Also, you can't go wrong with chopped up dark chocolate in any ice cream. I don't remember the ratios - but we usually just add until it seemed about right - I think about a cup of mix ins. With chocolate we usually add about one bar worth of chopped up chocolate - 4 oz or so.
i've always wanted an ice cream machine! i think it'd be so fun to experiment with different things. I'd try stuff like cookie dough, any kind of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch, marshmallows, peanut butter, cereals, nuts, different kinds of fruit.....
also try making things like sorbets and gelatos.
and if you're super adventerous, here is a candied bacon ice cream recipe that i'm dying to try: