Friday, October 7, 2011

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream for Dinner... just following doctor's orders, honest!

Austin had three teeth pulled yesterday and the dentist told him he'd have to be on a soft diet for the next several days. Kinda a bummer, considering we're heading into Thanksgiving dinner but them's the breaks, kid, if Hollywood teeth are what you're after. Since I'm always up for sympathetic eating, I decided that if he had to eat ice cream, he may as well eat some homemade stuff. Carole has been raving about a super-easy key lime pie-flavoured ice cream she had made earlier in the summer... all without an ice-cream maker, and with just a few simple ingredients, so today was the day to give it a try. Just beat some whipping cream in one bowl; in another bowl, combine a can of condensed milk with whatever flavours you want to add. Even though it seemed overkill to add dulce de leche to the condensed milk, that's what I did, and if the little guy hadn't needed this to be super-smooth, I would have also thrown in something crunchy like sugared pecans. Next time. Then combine the two bowls together, store in the freezer for the rest of the day and dessert (or in our case, dinner) is on the table in about 5 or 6 hours. I tasted a quick spoonful as I was photographing it and I'd say Carole and I could have a showdown on this one. Amazing. Can't wait to make it again and mix up the flavours/textures.

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
makes about a quart

2 cups whipping cream
1 can condensed milk
several spoonfuls of dulce de leche

Whip cream in a large bowl until stiff peaks appear. In another bowl, combine the condensed milk and the dulce de leche (add however much you want... it'll get diluted once you mix it with the cream so it's probably better to add more than less). Fold together all the ingredients and then pour into a plastic lidded container. Put in freezer for 5 to 6 hours.

Rest of the week

Oct 5 Sesame broccoli beef with noodles

Oct 6 Everyone fended for themselves while Mom went to theatre w girlfriends

Oct 7 Dulce de leche ice cream

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