Musical pairing – Fever by Beyoncé Knowles
I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!!!! Did you ever scream those words as a kid? I sure did! Was there an ice cream truck meandering through your neighborhood throughout the summer? As a child, I remember hearing the tinkling of that bell and everyone would stop whatever it was we were doing and run hell-bent into the house (I’m certain we didn’t look both ways for cars) asking, begging, mom and dad for money so we could get ice cream. I always chose the ‘Creamsicle’, my brother always wanted one of those red, white and blue rocketpops, my dad would flip between the Creamsicle and a Fudgesicle, I don’t remember what my mom or my sister chose . . . but my heart belonged to the Creamsicle – dreamy, creamy vanilla and orange swirls . . . ooooo this just takes me back . . . They still have ice cream trucks but I believe they’re all motorized now; whizzing through neighborhoods so fast it’s impossible for any kid to catch them – and I’m betting they don’t get much in sales.
Another one of my favorite ice cream memories is about my baby sister and her routine of Eddie Murphy’s, ‘Ice Cream Man’; she loved that routine so much, she memorized every single detail. So whenever the ice cream truck would go by or we’d be talking about ice cream, she’d stand in the middle of the living room and perform the entire skit, verbatim, complete with body gestures, taunting the neighborhood kids with the ice cream cones that supposedly no one in the ‘hood could afford but Eddie. And every single time she did that skit, my mom would laugh until tears streamed and then she’d beg my sister to do it all over again; we were all laughing at my mom . . .
A couple months ago I got an e-mail from one of my readers (hey Andrea!) asking if I took requests and if so, she wanted me to make this ice cream recipe which happens to come from a fellow blogger I follow. Now if you have read my blog for a while, you’ll know that The Professor has a major sweet tooth – cookies, cakes, pies and ice cream being on that list. I think ice cream is probably his most favorite . . . oh who am I kidding . . . whatever dessert is in front of him is his favorite! But with ingredients that include browned butter, milk and cream, who can blame him? I’m saying – ‘Game On!’
And the taste? Let’s just say that this ice cream recipe goes down as probably one of, if not the best ice cream The Professor has ever made; decadent, silky and with a note of caramel that comes from browning all that butter, this really is the stuff dreams are made of! We had our first bowl soft-serve, straight from the ice cream freezer topped with strawberries – delish! We had our second bowl after the ice cream had been frozen overnight in our regular freezer and I must say I was sooooo delightfully surprised that it was still creamy, dreamy delicious – no grainy bits at all. Hands down my favorite recipe and one that I can’t wait to play with by adding different ingredients and spices – who needs an Ice Cream man when you’ve got The Professor!!!
Head over to Chez Pim’s for the recipe, but inquiring minds (that would be me) want to know – What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?