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Hot oatmeal with Vanilla Ice Cream!

Motosport Feb 6, 2012 10:10 AM

I read a couple of recent threads about oatmeal and it got me thinking of my seemingly bizarre oatmeal tradition.
I cook hot oatmeal a few times each week. Both old fashioned and steel cut if I have the time in the morning.
I love putting a scoop of good vanilla ice cream on my oatmeal.
When I get odd looks I explain: I often see people putting cream and brown sugar or maple syrup on their oatmeal. Why not ICE cream which is sweet? I love the hot and cold sensation.
Anyone else? Am I the only one?

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  1. viperlush Feb 6, 2012 10:14 AM

    Throw on some sauteed apple w/cinnamon and I am willing to give it a try.

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      lemons Feb 6, 2012 10:21 AM

      Old friend of DH's has been doing this for decades. He explains it the same way you do. A good idea. I'm thinking butter pecan, strawberry or maybe peach?

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      1. re: lemons
        chrissy1988 Feb 12, 2012 05:41 AM

        mmm...mapley oatmeal with butter pecan ice cream :)

      2. iluvcookies Feb 6, 2012 10:24 AM

        Never did hot oatmeal, but I did make an oat-nut streusel for a cake and used some for topping ice cream.
        Your idea is a sound one. I need to try it.

        1. kattyeyes Feb 6, 2012 10:25 AM

          I would try it! Similar to topping a crisp (apple, fruit, what-have-you) with ice cream.

          I actually saw a recipe for blueberry cheesecake oatmeal this past week, so I don't think you're the only one. :) It would make me wanna eat oatmeal more often for sure, but would screw with the health benefit a bit...and that's OK, too! Maybe one would cancel out the other. HA HA!

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            kattyeyes Feb 12, 2012 05:39 AM

            I tried my own blueberry/strawberry cheesecake version this morning. Note steam rising from the bowl, so dramatic, TEE HEE. It's interesting, but can only imagine ice cream over the top is THAT MUCH BETTER. Not a bad way to start the day--a cup of fresh fruit, a little Neufchatel and cream with almonds and extra brown sugar over the top.

             
             
             
            1. re: kattyeyes
              kubasd Feb 12, 2012 06:55 AM

              Looks delicious!! And the real kattyeyes guarding it is pretty key :)

              1. re: kubasd
                kattyeyes Feb 12, 2012 07:36 AM

                LOL, thanks! Very filling, too.

              2. re: kattyeyes
                Motosport Feb 12, 2012 08:27 AM

                OK kattyeyes!! You are crossing the line!! Love it! I have always taken so much grief about it but now I have been validated!!

                1. re: Motosport
                  kattyeyes Feb 12, 2012 08:35 AM

                  You can almost always find validation here on the playground. :) P.S. Don't forget a little (1/4 tsp.) almond extract if you try the cheesecake way.

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              andieb Feb 6, 2012 10:27 AM

              It really does sound delicious..

              1. Candy Feb 6, 2012 02:44 PM

                Actually in one of my food labs in college our instructor had us make a baked oatmeal and serve it with ice cream for breakfast. I lived it with raspberry ripple. It was just an example of something that could be made to entice children to eat more hot cereals and get some dairy in with it.

                1. ipsedixit Feb 6, 2012 08:29 PM

                  It's even better with some maple syrup drizzled over it.

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                    kinnickinnik Feb 7, 2012 11:08 AM

                    It sounds like a natural pairing to me! I think of oatmeal-cookie based ice cream sandwiches with the added bonus of the temperature contrast (though I'd want the oatmeal to be warm rather than hot).

                    I'm going to do this next time I have some maple-walnut ice cream on hand, or the roasted coconut I usually get. These will be brilliant with oatmeal, methinks!

                    1. al b. darned Feb 7, 2012 09:12 PM

                      As kids in the 60's, we occasionally had this as a treat in our family. And what a treat it was!

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                        freia Feb 8, 2012 04:35 PM

                        O.M.G. Never even THOUGHT of this pairing, and now I cant get it out of my mind! Off to the kitchen!!!

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                          sandylc Feb 8, 2012 05:12 PM

                          Sounds like a natural combination - !

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                            jbsiegel Feb 8, 2012 05:14 PM

                            Sounds insanely good to me!

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                              pine time Feb 9, 2012 08:44 AM

                              I used to pour a touch of eggnog over my oatmeal. Really rich and good.

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                                jbsiegel Feb 9, 2012 11:23 AM

                                I'm thinking chocolate milk on it wouldn't be too bad either!

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                                  UTgal Feb 9, 2012 11:40 AM

                                  That actually sounds really, really good!

                                  1. sunshine842 Feb 12, 2012 06:12 AM

                                    why not?

                                    People put milk and sugar, and sometimes vanilla, on their oatmeal.

                                    People eat ice cream with fruit crumbles, which are topped with oatmeal, sugar, and cinnamon.

                                    Sounds logical to me!

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