Monday, February 10, 2014

Snickerdoodle and Cream Ice Cream


Because making ice cream during a polar vortex/snow storm/nor'easter makes complete sense. But seriously, ice cream is welcome in this house no matter what the weather is like. It's the cure that ails you in my family and this snickerdoodle ice cream loaded with chunks of snickerdoodle cookie pieces is definitely one that will cure my winter blues. Creamy, sweet and deliciously speckled with cinnamon, this ice cream is awesome even without the chunks of cookie. Don't be afraid of making ice cream. I know a lot of people have an ice cream maker collecting dust in the back of a pantry or cabinet. Bring it out! You'll be shocked how easy this is--people will be wondering what brand started making a snickerdoodle flavor.

After a January hiatus for Group B, it's time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal day. I was thrilled to be assigned to Cooking...On the Ranch by Lee Ann. Lee Ann has amazing recipes and even more amazing travel adventures and stories from travel around Colorado. Plus her dog Chili is adorable and quite photogenic. It took a while to find a recipe, and I struggled between some appetizers like Flaxseed and Cracked Pepper Crackers or Ya-Ya's Grilled Pita and Hummus and side dishes like Rosemary Potato Strudel or Coyote Corn before finally deciding on her Snickerdoodle Ice Cream. I made a tiny adjustment to the ice cream base by adding a bit of cream of tartar and also incorporated the crushed snickerdoodle cookies into the ice cream while it churned. The result was delicious and look forward to visiting Lee Ann's blog to read more about her life on and off the ranch. Be sure to visit her and say hi!

Snickerdoodle and Cream Ice Cream


Ingredients

1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 cups crushed snickerdoodle cookies

In a medium pan over low heat, warm milk but do not boil.


In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar and egg yolks until creamy and pale in color.



Continue whisking and gradually add warmed milk to sugar and egg yolk mixture.


Return mixture to pan and heat over medium heat to thicken, stirring constantly. Take care not to boil. The mixture will become thick and should coat your spoon or spatula when ready.



Cool to room temperature then stir in cream, vanilla, cinnamon and cream of tartar. Refrigerate until ice cream base reaches a temperature of 40 degrees F (overnight works best).


Prepare ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructors. Give ice cream base a quick stir then add to ice cream maker and churn according to instructions. I use the Kitchen Aid stand mixer ice cream maker attachment, which has an open top. While ice cream churns, gradually add in 1/2 to 2/3 cup of the crushed cookies to mix throughout the ice cream. Continue churning ice cream according to manufacturer's instructions. I churned for about 20 minutes.





Transfer ice cream to a container with an airtight lid, layering remaining crushed cookies in between the ice cream. Cover and freeze until firm. Serve with more cookies!



Makes about 1 1/2 pints of ice cream.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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34 comments:

  1. I love your idea of adding the cookies and I totally agree, ice cream is welcome in our house any time of year. I wasn't crazy about those crackers, but your other choices are mighty fine recipes. Thanks for choosing that ice cream and the reminder that my ice cream maker has been lonely for too long.

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    1. Lee Ann, my husband and I LOVE this. He had another bowl last night and couldn't get stop raving. Can't wait to try some of those other options I listed.

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  2. Oh my goodness, why have I never had snickerdoodle ice cream??? I'm quite sure I wouldn't want to share. :)

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    1. I thought about giving some to a friend, but didn't. Am I awful?

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  3. I need to make this for my hubby, he's a huge snicker doodle fan, great pick!

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    1. Thanks Emily. Snickerdoodles are my husband's favorite cookie and this was well received by him.

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  4. I love snickerdoodles -I need to try this one!

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  5. Yummy! I love snickerdoodles and I bet this ice cream tastes just like them! Great SRC choice!

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    1. It's great, Heather! Creamy, cinnamony and crunchy bits of cookie. Yum!

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  6. Anything snickerdoodle is A-OK with me!

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  7. wow it is so cold here this winter ice cream could be frozen outside. Have to keep this for a summer treat. great src recipe

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    1. We've had an arctic winter, but ice cream is always welcome year round! :)

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  8. Oh. My. Gosh .This ice cream is pure genius. I love snickerdoodles, and this sounds like the perfect way to eat them - polar vortex or not! :)

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    1. Shelley, it's so good! excellent way to enjoy these cookies.

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  9. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie! I would eat the whole thing.

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    1. Julie--it's tempting to not share this with anyone--good thing it's not a full half gallon.

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  10. It looks fantastic - I love making homemade ice cream but don't do it often enough!

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    1. Neither do I, Corina. I need to remedy that.

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  11. Decadence in the winter! Our family also loves ice cream any time of the year. Looks divine!

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  12. That looks delicious! Who says you can't have ice cream during the winter months?

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  13. What a FUN recipe! I can only imagine how good that tastes. Thanks for sharing with the SRC. I might have to dust off my ice cream maker for this one.

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    1. Thanks Camilla. It's worth the dusting.

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  14. Who says you can't have ice cream when it's snowing outside? I'm actually wanting some right now! :)

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  15. You've almost convinced me to hunt for my used-only-once ice cream maker. This sounds delicious.

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    1. This ice cream is so creamy and yummy you'll want to use that ice cream maker more often

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  16. Yum! I loved Blue Bell's snickerdoodle ice cream in college. I definitely need to give this a shot.

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    1. I would love to know how this stacks up to Blue Bell.

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  17. Maybe it’s time for me to invest in an ice cream maker! My family would be happy to have ice cream like this.

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    1. I highly recommend the attachment for the Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Making ice cream is fun for the kids and you can control the quality of all the ingredients. And the flavors!

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