Friday, January 8, 2010
my coworkers are telling me that ice cream is not in season. i beg to disagree as i find that ice cream transcends seasons. tonight i will make: baklava ice cream!
as a child i had instilled in me a love of honey, cinnamon, walnuts, and pistachios. when my family first immigrated to the US they founded an ice cream shop in boston called Y Brothers' Ice Cream (Y for Yiannacopoulos). they creamed and mixed all sorts of common American flavors, but also brought in their own cultural twist to ice cream. i shall make a simplified version of their baklava ice cream tonight and i suggest you do the same when a sweet tooth next comes knocking! for a wintery twist add a scoop of this to the cardamom coffee i wrote about earlier this week...it's a great way to spoil yourself after a long week!
with the sweetest of teeth,
take basic vanilla ice cream (as much as you'd like)
add honey to taste
sprinkle it with chopped walnuts and pistachios
finish it off with a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of cloves...