After reading Anna’s glowing review of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, I purchased a copy for Sarah as a Christmas gift. We love home made ice-cream, especially during Perth’s long hot summers. Sarah has been spoiling us with some lovely ice cream flavours, but I keep forgetting to photograph the ice-cream before it is gone (seriously – it is so good and disappears quickly in our home!)
What I like about the recipes from Jeni’s Book, is that they incorporate some cream cheese and corn flour into the ice-cream base which stops the ice-cream from becoming too “melty” and soft, a common problem with home made ice-creams. The recipes don’t include eggs which is different to the typical ice cream custard that we usually make. Sarah has made up a number of the recipes and they all taste great. We especially loved the Salted Caramel ice-cream.
This week, Sarah made some Honey Almond Praline Ice-cream. She use the recipe for the ice cream base from the book, and swirled in some honey almond praline – it was d.i.v.i.n.e.
Recipe for the ice-cream base can be found here. (Note: light corn syrup is not readily available in Australia, so Sarah substituted liquid glucose).
Honey Almond Praline:
1 cup slithered almonds
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F. Combine ingredients in a bowl and toss to coat nuts. Spread out on baking sheet lined with baking paper, and bake for 8 mins. Stir, and bake for another 5 mins, stirring a couple of times. Let cool completely, stirring the nuts every few minutes to break up any clumps.
Stir into ice-cream base.
I found the sweet gelati cups at Wheel and Barrow. I bought the ice cream book from The Book Depository.
Sarah is going to make up another batch of ice cream this weekend. I can’t wait to see what flavour she makes for us this time.
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Gulp. I believe you just said SALTED CARAMEL ICE CREAM. All time favourite ANYTHING, that.
Simone de Klerk says
Too cold here for this yummy recipe …
Mmmmmmm! mouth is watering!!
Icecream is my SOUL FOOD! I recently made (and blogged!) a gorgeous batch of mango icecream…YUM! Sarah’s look delicious and I adore those cups – will have to keep an eye out next time I’m in W&B.
Yum, looks delicious.
Jeni’s started in Ohio. My family LOVES ice cream but I am not a fan. Weird, I know. However, I had rhubarb cardamom from Jeni’s last year and can say it’s the best ever. How wonderful there is a book so people can enjoy this tasty treat even if they can’t buy the actual ice cream. Her shops are wildly popular and there is always a line out the door.
Oh L & S thanks a lot for sharing such a yummy recipe … my tries to ice cream never be a success but I try this again because ICE CREAM is my weakness… thanks a lot dear for sharing…
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This looks so tasty! I was just telling my hubby that I needed to find a new ice cream recipe to try. I think I just found it!
Ha! I pinned your ice cream over the weekend. Thanks for the recipe — I love honey almond anything — Yum Yum!!!
Handmade in Israel says
Oh, it looks so good! What a great book and what a talented daughter.
Stitching Cow says
Looks great girls! Yummy
Thanks for the tip on the ice cream book. I’m currently in an ice cream making phase with the egg custard base which I love. It will be nice to be able to make some for those in the extended family who have egg allergy.
Restaurant Brugge says
really awesome post thanks 4 this post
Maia Dobson says
I like eating ice cream but I have a very sensitive teeth. Even if I have dentures, it still struck my teeth whenever I take a bite. Once, I even had to have denture repair because I ate so much ice cream.