Crème Brûlée Frozen Custard

July 5, 2015  /   /   //  32 Comments

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Today we’re bringing back one of our favorite frozen custards/ice creams ever, Frozen Creme Brulee Custard! The best part about this recipe?! The caramelized, sugary topping of course! You do need a hand held, kitchen blow torch for this recipe though, but they tend to be pretty inexpensive these days, so it might be worth buying for this recipe and then you just have a neat little blow torch for all your future bruleeing needs! Anyway, we hope you guys enjoy this tasty little treat, perfect for these hot, summer days!

Hi Guys! I’m very excited because today we have our first ice cream of the year…and it’s actually frozen custard! Difference between ice cream and custard? The yolk content in frozen custard is much higher, resulting in a much richer product. Yum. Today we’re starting with Crème Brûlée Frozen Custard, a deliciously velvety and creamy custard with a deep vanilla bean flavor. This frozen custard is so nice and thick  that you’re safe to brûlée the tops for a few seconds without turning everything into a creamy puddle. I absolutely love this dessert, especially since it doesn’t skip out on the best part of crème brûlée, the caramelized sugar shell. Since there are so many yolks used in this custard it’s important to make sure you keep your heat pretty low as you scald your mixture to ensure you don’t scramble your eggs. Although you strain the mixture you’ll be left with a faint taste of cooked egg….no thank you, not for me. Anyway, we could all use some frozen treats this summer and this one’s pretty awesome, me thinks. Enjoy! xx, Jenny

Crème Brûlée Frozen Custard
Makes 1 1/2 quarts

Ingredients:
12 egg yolks
1 cup superfine sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 vanilla bean cut in half and divided
2 cups cold heavy cream
1 cup cold half & half (can use whole milk)
1/2-3/4 cup turbinado sugar (raw sugar)

Directions:
1. In a saucepan combine, cream, half & half, half of sugar and half of vanilla bean (caviar scraped out and added to mixture with pod). Place oven medium-low heat and simmer until sugar dissolves.
2. In a mixing bowl whisk together egg yolks, half of sugar and salt. Whisk until light and fluffy.
3. Once cream mixture is scalding, add 1 cup to yolk mixture, whisking to prevent the mixture from scrambling.
4. Add tempered yolk mixture to saucepan and whisk together. Allow mixture to scald until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Strain custard through a cheesecloth lined sieve, into a mixing bowl. Place bowl into an ice bath and stir in remaining vanilla bean half. (caviar scraped out and added to mixture with pod)
6. Allow mixture to sit until room temperature. Cover custard and chill in the refrigerator for 8 to 12 hours (overnight).
7. Freeze custard according to your machine’s manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Scoop custard into small jars and place in freezer until fully frozen, 3 to 5 hours.
9. Top frozen custards with a full layer of raw sugar (about 1 to 2 tablespoons). Carefully brûlée the tops of each custard and serve immediately.

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Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2015  /   /   //  0 Comments

Happy_Fourth_of_July Happy fourth of July everyone! Stay safe!
xoxoxo,
Teri + Jenny

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Fourth of July Cupcake Decorations

July 3, 2015  /   /   //  3 Comments

fourth_july_cupcakes_decoration You may have seen this decorating technique before, but I thought it would be really cute to use blueberries and raspberries to celebrate the fourth. These almond and berry flowers are really easy, all you need are blueberries, raspberries, and almond slivers, and of course cupcakes. All you do is firmly push in the berry, and surround it with the almond slivers. This is best done right after frosting your cupcakes because if you wait, the frosting will stiffen and make it a bit harder to decorate and to ensure your decorations will stay in place. Happy fourth of July everyone!
♥ Teri
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Fresh Strawberry Quinoa and Spinach Salad

July 2, 2015  /   /   //  0 Comments

strawberry_spinach_salad strawberries strawberry_Spinach_Quinoa_salad With 4th just around the corner we wanted to share with you this really easy salad recipe to accompany all those grilled meats you might be serving. While we love potato and pasta salad, sometimes it’s nice to give friends and family another lighter option. Click on over to MyHabit’s theFIX for the full recipe and details for our easy summer salad recipe!

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