Foodie Friday: Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Pretzels and Bourbon Swirl
Finally decided to put my ice cream maker to good use!
I found a really simple no-cook ice cream recipe from tasteofhome.com:
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups half and half
- one cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Once you combine that, just put it in your ice cream maker and follow the churning instructions. I found this to be a little sweet, so I would decrease the sugar.
Before making the ice cream, I made some dark chocolate covered pretzels and a bourbon sauce. For the bourbon sauce you need:
- 1/2 cup honey whiskey (you can use any whiskey you like)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp butter
Combine that in a sauce pan, let it boil for 1-2 minutes then cool.
After my ice cream was done churning, I added the pretzels (broken up) and the sauce. Combined and stuck in the freezer!
I really could’ve let it churn for a little longer than I did, it was a little waterier than I’d like. I have a 2 quart Cuisinart ice cream maker, and this recipe makes 1-1 1/2 quarts. If you have a larger maker just double the recipe. You can also add whatever flavors and mix-ins you like!
Besides the lack of churning, this ice cream turned out great. Really delicious and super simple. Highly recommend this recipe!