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Recipe: Frozen Vanilla Custard with Salted Whisky Caramel Sauce

2 Aug

After two previous successes with ice cream (here and here) I wanted to try a slightly different dessert in my ice cream maker so I went on the hunt for a frozen custard recipe. They all seemed like a LOT of work so I took a chance and whipped up this ‘shortcut’ version.

Now for those of you unfamiliar with the concept of frozen custard, it’s much like a rich, thick ice cream with a bit more of a complex flavour. It’s quite popular in the US (and with followers of Ottawa’s Merry Dairy!).

While I paired mine with a salted whiskey caramel sauce, the custard would be great plain or with other kinds of sundae sauce or fresh fruit. (Think angel food cake and fresh strawberries for a spin on strawberry shortcake!)

Frozen Vanilla Custard

Frozen Vanilla Custard | baconavecbacon.com

2 cups 35% whipping cream
1 cup 1% milk
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons Harry Horne’s or Bird’s custard powder
1 teaspoon clear vanilla

Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan, stirring and adding the sugar slowly as it comes to a boil. Dissolve the custard powder in a little bit of extra milk and add to the boiling mixture while stirring. Boil for 1 minute (you should see it thicken) and remove from heat.

Place the mixture in a container and chill in the fridge. Once well chilled, add it to the ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to freeze it. When finished, place it in the freezer to firm up.

 

For the caramel sauce, I used this recipe adding 1 oz of 40 Creek Whisky. I then topped my sundae with a sprinkle of good flaked sea salt.

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Who knew Ottawa had a food truck scene?

17 Jun

Call me surprised too. I thought all Ottawa had to offer was chip trucks… Nothing like the awesome rolling purveyors of tastyness that you always see on the Food Network or that you see in other (perhaps more progressive) cities like Calgary (shout out to Perogy Boys).

But there is hope! A new generation of foodies are jumping on the food truck bandwagon and as luck would have it, a very tasty one frequents the neighborhood I work in: The Merry Dairy – a frozen custard truck!

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Yes, it even has ‘ice cream’ truck music. And WiFi – score! (Courtesy of The Merry Dairy.)

The Merry Dairy is the brainchild of Marlene Haley. For those of you who’ve never had frozen custard, it’s a little firmer than Dairy Queen soft serve but much, much creamier and smoother thanks to the addition of eggs. Marlene keeps it simple – just vanilla and chocolate for now, with chocolate, strawberry or caramel sauce and chocolate or rainbow sprinkles. It doesn’t need anything more.

Find out where Marlene will show up next on The Merry Derry website.

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This is getting a bit melty but still so tasty. What can I say, it’s been HOT here!

(For a full list of local trucks, check out this great list from Kathy Eats).