Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

It's almost August. The thermometer is bulging red. The kids that are brave enough to be outside have red cheeks, sticky hair, and a slick of sweat on their forehead. Inside, I'm using tall glasses of lemonade, the air conditioner,cold bubble baths, limited movement, the fan, anything to stave off the inevitable heat of summer. But here is by far my favorite method for keeping cool: Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.....
This recipe, by Dorie Greenspan is creamy and rich, with a full bodied vanilla flavor. (Click here for the recipe and some pretty pics, too.) It'll cost you a little extra for the vanilla bean (buy in bulk to save some cash), but it's an indulgence that's worth every penny during these sultry summer months. Excuse me while I go make myself a cone for breakfast. Don't worry; I'll sprinkle it with granola so it can kind of be like cereal and milk. Phew. It's going to be scorcher.
I'll be back next with Summer Thyme Corn Chowder. Not too hot please.

25 comments:

chocolatechic said...

This ice cream was just so good.

gigi said...

What a way to stay cool! Yum.

The Japanese Redneck said...

There's just something about seeing the vanilla bean seeds in the pictures that says it's got to taste good.

LOL, granola, ice cream, breakfast.

Ramona

Mary Ann said...

Sorry about the heat. I am sure it is not fun.
The ice cream is helpful in these type of situations though!

ostwestwind said...

With granole a really healthy breakfast ;-)


Ulrike @ K├╝chenlatein

Marjie said...

I'm addicted to homemade ice cream. Vanilla is my hands down favorite, although lemon sherbet ranks right up there, too.

Tonya said...

I love making homemade ice cream, and I have been wanting to try making vanilla bean, but I have been having a hard time finding a place that sells it.

I just might have to order some online cause that looks way too good...LOL

Jodie said...

Looks creamy and delicious!

SiHaN said...

oh yeh! perfect for the hot weather! and the creamy icecream looks divine too!

Katrina said...

Love your post! And the ice cream looks awesome. I'm too cheap to buy vanilla beans, but I REALLY should!

Pamela said...

Tasty looking pictures! Stay cool!

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Adrienne said...

What kind of ice cream maker does Prudence Pennywise recommend?

Prudy said...

Adrienne:
I use a cheap Target model that cost about $20. While it works just fine, I've been wanting one of the higher grade models that require no ice and no salt. That's what I'd buy if I could. There's one on sale this month at Williams Sonoma for $80.

Catherine said...

That ice cream looks so delicious! We just made homemade ice cream last week, but I can't wait to try this recipe.

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Country Cookin' Mama said...

Looks yummy!

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE homemade ice cream!

TeaLady said...

I like that idea. Ice cream + granola = cereal substitute.

Gotta get me some beans. Your ice cream looks perfect.

Hot here in central Louisiana too.

Linda said...

Definitely agree...investing in the vanilla beans are totally worth it!

Engineer Baker said...

Wow, I love the action shots - it just looks so wonderfully creamy!

sliceofsueshe said...

vanilla bean is one of my favorite flavors. i keep telling myself i need an ice cream maker!

Ski 2 said...

Vanilla Bean is my favorite Ice Cream. Now I just have to go out and get an ice cream maker so I can make it...hmmm Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lynnylu said...

Your ice cream looks great. Thanks for making Dorie's recipe with me.

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