Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kahlua Coffee Ice Cream!

Hello my lovely readers!

I know this post is long overdue. So what I have I been up to this year?

Well to start off I've left the foggy city of San Francisco and moved to a much sunnier city that is very much closer home. I packed up my bags a little while ago and with the help of my awesome family, I was able to transport everything down all the way to San Diego!

I don't know why it took me so long to figure out that San Diego was a great fit for me personally speaking, and I already feel right at home. Although it does help that the beach is just a couple blocks away. I am truly living the dream. Sometimes I forget how blessed and lucky I am. For the first time in my life I get a brand new kitchen to play and host parties in (well not parties but lets just say host great dinners with close friends). Huzzah I say!

Lets fast forward to last week where I watched a video on how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker. I was fascinated, seriously I never knew such a method existed! My only fear was that something this easy couldn't taste like real ice cream...right? Oh prove me wrong Nigella. Prove me wrong.

No Churn- Kahlua Coffee Ice Cream (yields 3-4 servings)
Recipe from Nigella Lawson

1 1/4 cup of Heaving Whipping Cream
2/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons of Instant Espresso Powder
2 Tablespoons of Kahlua

Directions: Using your stand mixer and the whisk attachment, combine all of the ingredients until you get a delicious and light soft peak. Do not over beat. Then freeze the mixture in a freezer safe container for at least six hours or overnight.

The combinations here are endless but you need the alcohol (no substitutes).

Pros: This recipe is super easy and fast. Also it only requires just a few ingredients. I mean what could be better? Nigella says that this recipe is "embarrassingly easy". But the true test of all, does it taste like real ice cream? Absolutely yes, a bit more creamier but still delicious enough to fill anybody's craving.

Cons: Waiting 6 hours. I know I'm not the most patient person when it comes to waiting for dessert or food for that matter. I also apologize for what I say when I'm hungry. I can't help it that I'm always hungry. But as a matter of fact, I waited overnight for this ice cream. Will power my friends. If I can wait so can you.

And was it worth it? Heck yes. I would have had more than 3 scoops but I don't want to stay up too late, yup I'm getting soft in my old age.

Looks so real doesn't it? Haha

Thank you Nigella, you truly are an amazing & beautiful chef!

Enjoy the weekend my lovelies!

All the best,