Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I've found nirvana in an ice cream

And that ice cream is David Lebovitz's Salted Butter Caramel.

Cue the singing angels and let us have a moment to savour just how good this ice cream is.

Why is it so good, you ask? Because it's sweet, salty and buttery - what more could you want? It's by far my favourite that I've made out of the 4 so far, the others being Rocky Road, Double Ginger and Mint Chocolate Chip, but it was also the most challenging since I'd never made caramel before. Caramel likes to seize and seems to take forever to re-melt. A lot more standing over a hot stove than I anticipated. However, the results were worth it. I didn't bother taking any pictures of the process or the eating afterwards, so enjoy the pics on DL's site. Mine would have been much crappier than his.

As much as I've enjoyed my ice cream making experiments thus far, I think I'm going to temporarily stop while I'm on a high note - I need to start preparing for ou trip to Italy and I need to save room for all the gelato I'm going to eat when we're in Rome!


Jennifer said...

I was SOOOOO happy to have tasted this on Saturday-it's just ridiculously good. Thank you for sharing.:) I'll be your taste tester, should you ever need one.:)

Trish said...

Dear Pharma Foodie,
I really enjoy living vicariously through you foodie blog. Where are you going in Italia? I'm sure you will have more food stories to share.
Ciao, Trish

Open to Grace said...

All your ice cream posts are starting to be very dangerous for me. At first, I was able to read them and resist the urge to dig out a pint from my own fridge but my will power can only take so much!

Anonymous said...

OK, I really need to try that recipe. I'm intimidated by the caramel, but I think it would be worth it.

The gelato in Rome is so fantastic! Enjoy!

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