Saturday, September 12, 2009

Take A Bite Of: Strawberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

A sinister and creamy bit of heaven. It is still HOT in ATL, GA and since my son loves ice cream, we are far from putting away the ice cream maker for the year. This thick, sweet, delicious prize is just what the Doctor ordered to keep the heat at bay. If you don't have an ice cream maker, you can buy an automatic Cuisinart at Crate and Barrel and save yourself the hand cranking. There are thousands of amazing ice cream recipes and guess what..homemade is worth the time.

Try this, and next thing you know, your family and friends will ask you to drive through the neighborhood playing the ice cream man theme song. You could sell this and buy yourself a summer home, it is that good.

Buon Appetito!

Strawberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 Tbs honey
  • 8 0z mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 Tbs Honey
  • 2 Tbs grand Marnier ( optional )

Directions
  1. Heat half and half, cream and vanilla to almost a boil over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile blend egg yolks , sugar and honey till smooth.
  3. Slowly whisk a bit of hot cream mixture into egg yolks to temper it and slowly return egg mixture to pan, whisk constantly over medium low heat until mixture coats back of a spoon ( about 5 minutes or so ).
  4. Remove from heat and let cool to warm.
  5. Add and blend in the mascarpone cheese.
  6. Refrigerate, covered until well chilled.
  7. Meanwhile slice strawberries and mix with honey and liqueur
  8. Process chilled mixture in ice cream machine following manufacturer's instructions.
  9. When beginning to get thick, add drained strawberries and continue to churn until a soft consistency.
  10. Then freeze well.
  11. Note: the liqueur in the strawberries may make the ice cream a bit softer.
  12. This is okay since this ice cream freezes hard and needs to soften a bit at room temperature before serving.
* I have made this with blueberries and blackberries as well. Fabulous!

89 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

That's some serious ice cream, JM! You don't mess around, do you?
Yum!

Did you ever use an old-fashioned crank ice cream maker? You throw a big cookout and have everyone take turns cranking. It's fun when it's shared by a bunch of people. :)

tinahead81 said...

holy cow, that sounds awesome!! i think i may have to try me some!! ;o) thanks for posting it!

happy sits saturday share fest!!

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Yum!

Happy Saturday Sharefest.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

This sounds divine. All I need now is an icecream maker. Julie

Dustjacket Attic said...

Mmm a nice adult ice-cream.
xoxo

Little Ms Blogger said...

I have an ice cream machine and it's been sitting idle for the past year.

This could be a great dessert for tomorrow's night dinner. My dad is a huge fan of ice cream.

Thanks for posting.

Living on the Spit said...

You are the sinister one...you posted no photo for me to drool over...becuse that's as close as I can get to letting this pass my lips right now.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Vodka Logic said...

Recently was introduced to marscapone (on a stew) and it is amazing.

Thanks for the recipe.

xx

Suburban Princess said...

Thanks for the recipe! I am going to keep it til next summer tho - it is already chilly here!

Stephanie Faris said...

Mmmmmmmmm, sounds delicious. We made some homemade ice cream at my boyfriend's mom's house. It wasn't to my liking...but maybe we needed to step it up a few notches!

Inna said...

I love making home-made ice cream! I'm going to go see if the farmer's market has fresh strawberries today. If not, maybe it will work well with nectarines :)

Jules said...

We used to make homemade ice cream when I was a kid...... LOVED it!

Kirsten said...

That sounds just YUMMY! I may have to pull out my ice cream maker and give it a shot!

Happy SITS Saturday!

Neuffj said...

oh my heck this sounds Fab!!! I am going to have to try it! Happy Saturday Sharefest! The Neuff

Mel said...

*drooling* It sounds delish!
-M

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow this sounds so good, your blog is fabulous will follow along as well lol Rebecca

Char said...

yuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

sounds perfect

Lisa said...

Do you send out samples? teehee

The imPerfect Houswife said...

Here's how completely stupid we are. We had an ice cream maker (given to us NEW and FREE) and we thought, eh, we'll never use it and off it went. I'm slapping myself silly now!!!!!!! Homemade anything is almost always better and this sounds HEAVENLY. I may just have to invest in one ~ plus, it sounds like fun. Have a great weekend ~ ♥

PictureGirl said...

Thanks for the great ice cream recipe. I have one of those cuisinart ice cream makers. I can't wait to try your recipe.

Chief said...

yes, but is it fattening? har dee har har

Scrappy Girl said...

Sounds yummy AND fattening! Who knew blogging could be bad for your diet!

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

This sounds so good. I would have to make a few changes since I don't eat dairy, but I will try to re-create it!

I have the Cuisinart ice cream maker and use it all the time. Even when it isn't hot outside :)

#167 Dad said...

Cool blog. Will make it a point to drop in again.

Amy Tate said...

Sounds scrumptious! Thank you for visiting my blog. Your 9/11 story is inspiring as well. My husband and I caught a documentary on the History Channel last night created by using several amateur videos. It was chilling. I love honoring our heroes, but I'm thankful for September 12th when we can talk about ice-cream recipes!

ladytruth said...

Hmmmm!!! You had me at "strawberry"

Jamie said...

Of course you would post this DELICIOUS looking recipe the week I discover I'm allergic to strawberries... thank you for dangling them in front of my face!! ;)

Alicia said...

Can you believe I have never tried homemade ice cream? That will definitely have to be on my "to do" list!! :)

Kristina P. said...

This sounds so good!

Stephanie said...

Yummy!!!!!!!!! That sounds amazing!!!!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I just realized that I haven't made homemade ice cream all summer. Thanks for the reminder.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Yum! You are speaking my language... ice cream!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Merrianne said...

well. holy yum!!!!!!!!
i dont drink.. so would the Virgin Version be just as tastey? i think it would be.

i have a recipe for a virgin {or not so virgin} "Latin Lover" that you would probably LOVE!!!!!!!

Margo said...

I guess I've bee living under a rock but it never occurred to me that ice cream makers that you didn't have to hand crank existed - and that recipe sounds divine!YUMM. I now have mission for the day - oh yeah, I'm supposed to clean my house :)

PinkBow said...

wow, that sounds quite amazing!

Stesha said...

If I make this, I will have to reward myself by eating all of it. Why share, when I did all the work?

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Damn. I just let my electric ice cream maker go at a garage sale -- after three, expensive, failed attempts at duplicating the homemade ice cream I loved at summer camp. If only I'd seen this recipe first.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Rats, now I have to clean the drool off of my keyboard. That sounds yummy enough to start trying to find myself a 220v ice cream maker-- thanks for the recipe!

mimi said...

Sounds heavenly!

karengberger said...

What a beautiful blog you have, filled with good ideas. Thank you for your kind comments on mine. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Elra said...

Sounds superb! Can't go wrong with this combo. Love it!

Thanks for visiting my site, and lead me her to yours. You have beautiful blog. Is that you in that red dress? Beautiful!!!!!!

Susan said...

As all the ice cream shops I've been single-handedly supporting have now closed for the season, I guess it's time to learn to make my own. This looks encouraging.

blueviolet said...

That sounds wicked good! I need to get myself another ice cream maker. My brother "borrowed" mine 12 years ago.

Kristin said...

That sounds incredible. My little man is bonkers for ice cream too. It's the cutest, and he messiest, thing in the world to watch him dive into a cone!

Samantha said...

Sounds so delicious, now I want ice cream !

Alicia said...

i'm silently cursing my food challenged bowels at the moment.... stupid allergies....it sounds amazing!

Constructive Attitude said...

Can you post a pic of this?

Pricilla said...

Mmmm, we play here all the time with ice cream as we have sooooooo much goat's milk. Our favorite so far is triple chocolate.

The publicist is making goat's milk caramel sauce today. Mmmmm....

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Totally saving this recipe for my next ice cream maker - this is awesome!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Oh here in south Texas it is hot as an oven still and this sounds like just the ticket!

Hyphen Mama said...

I just remembered that on the top of my Summer To Do list was "Get out the ice cream maker"... OOPS. Just put "Get out the ice cream maker" on the top of the 2010 Summer To Do list.

Sounds delish!

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

I'm a wee bit tired of this GA heat myself. We have an ice cream maker, but it requires ice and rock salt to do its thing...which is a pain...so I never use it. I need to splurge on an automatic one.....

Ms. Case said...

Oh my yumo! See, it's still hot in Utard as well. In fact I just had ice cream 2 hours ago. I'll still be having ice cream for the next month if the weather keeps up like this! No complaints here. :) Heck, I'll still have ice cream when winter hits!

Melissa B. said...

I can't even tell you how much I'm salivating right now...*tad embarrassed*!

Unknown Mami said...

I want it NOW!

Helene said...

Oh that sounds YUMMY!!! I don't have the patience to make my own ice cream though. I'm so much happier opening up a tub of Dreyer's and eating it until my stomach feels sick. Gross, huh?

Whimsical Creations said...

Sounds divine!

Being Pramoda... said...

HI JennyMac,

Thanks alott for dropping by my blog..otherwise i would have missed the lovely blog of urs..this post is soo delicious..will try the ice cream once..:)

and for ur previou spost about 9/11..yeah i can feel ue feelings..t do hurts alottt..ur last lines of the post made me think, thanks alott..:)

am following u ...keep posting and i hop to get ur reviews on my thoughts :)

Thank You So Much :)

LadyFi said...

Oh my goodness. It's 6.30 am and I suddenly want ice cream for breakfast!

♥ Braja said...

That sounds incredibly delicious....I'm in...

Torie Jayne said...

That sounds so delicious! Have a sweet Sunday!

The Coffee Lady said...

I'm going to have to live vicariously here since I have no ice-cream maker, and nowhere to put it if I had. It sounds gorgeous.

Oh, and thanks for visiting my blog!

The Savage said...

Why? Why must you write such naughty, naughty food porn?

Matthew said...

There's something for you at my blog. As for the recipe, I will revisit only once my gym membership is confirmed.

jenX said...

This sounds really yummy. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment. You have a really attractive looking blog. I love the colors and masthead. It's one of the more original I've come across!

A Modern Mother said...

This sounds fabulous!

Keith said...

That sounds delicious. I'll have to try it out.

Marie Antionette said...

Yummy Yummy icecream in my tummy.So devine and worth the time.LOL...Looks heavenly dear.Do stop by,I'm have a giveaway

the wild raspberry said...

anything with heavy cream has got to be good!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I think I gained 5 pounds reading this! To die for!
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Couture Carrie said...

Delicious, darling! Sounds like a wonderful treat!

xoxox,
CC

Dutch donut girl said...

Mmmmmm.... delish!
Thank you for the recipe!!!!
Yum.

Dan. said...

New reader with a sudden hankering for ice cream.

DAMN YOU!

Georgina said...

Do you know that when I got married we actually got three Cuisinart Ice Cream makers(Useless bridal registry clerk punched in 3. Did no one think it was weird that we wanted 3? "Looks like they're getting two already, what the heck, let's get them a third one!"). After reading this though, I should have kept them all!- G

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I really wish you lived next door to me. You seem nice enough to share! :) I want some of that!

Hugs!!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

never even heard of it before. sounds delightful! visiting from SITS and now following

The Consummate Hostess said...

Yum! This looks incredible!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Kind of makes me wish I even liked ice cream!

youngwivestales said...

mmmm delicious!

WhisperingWriter said...

Yum.

It has too many steps for me to make though.

But it sounds amazing.

Laoch of Chicago said...

This ice cream sounds evil which of course makes it so desirable.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Visiting from SITS.

I am always game for a new homemade ice cream recipe. This one sounds fantastic!

Cocaine Princess said...

I love store bought ice cream but NOTHING compares to the home made stuff. The texture and taste is much more creamier and it just tastes better.

Janna Bee said...

That sounds seriously wonderful!

Pink Links said...

Strawberry Mascarpone Ice Cream is my favorite but I have never made ice cream by myself.

Your recipe is certainly delicious.

girl, inspired said...

This looks fabulous! I am definitely going to try it

Mama Plays Mozart said...

I just bought an ice cream maker and am a HUGE fan of mascarpone...can't wait to try this!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Talk about high class ice cream, I love it!!! This could be deadly in the house ... :)

Louise | Brochure Printing said...

No one can ever go wrong with putting berries and cheese on ice cream. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
This dessert will be good with this crazy weather. :D