I scream, You scream, I ruined my ice cream!! :(
- junglekitte Aug 30, 2012 09:56 PM
So I was experimenting with tahini ice cream and realized I put way too much tahini in it. After freezing, the texture just wasn't silky smooth like ice cream should be. Can I melt it down, make a batch of vanilla base, combine the two so it dilutes the tahini, and refreeze it? Is that even possible ? I would guess no, but if anyone can chime in and have had results doing such a thing do let me know. Or another way I can try to fix it? Thanks!
You can certainly melt, incorporate more base, rechurn and refreeze. It'll be fine, but the texture will suffer a bit (it won't be as fluffy or creamy).
What have you got to lose? However, I'm not clear on what you mean by "melt it down." If you mean allow it to come to room temperature, yes. If you mean heat it in a pan or in the microwave, I have reservations about doing that because of the very high oil content of tahini and the possibility it might separate. Otherwise your idea of combining it with a base sounds reasonable, though I'm not sure about vanilla flavored tahini, but who knows until you try? Good luck with your project! Sounds very creative.
I've been kicking around the idea of making tahini ice cream. Could you share what recipe you've used and, since you're not happy with your results, what you would do differently?