Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Having loved the recipe for Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream, and I had some heavy cream left,  I tried a French Vanilla recipe from David Lebovitz.  It turned out great, too.

The recipe is simple:

2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
5 egg yolks
1 vanilla bean
1tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt

You make a custard of it, then put it into the refrigerator to get cold before freezing in your machine.

French Vanilla Ice Cream

....if the first photo didn't hook you, this one will.....see those vanilla specks?

I try to keep homemade cookies or biscotti in my freezer for just that moment, I bet you know that moment, when a cup of coffee, or tea, would taste a whole lot better with something sweet to go with it...........the biscotti on this plate is full of walnuts.

I still have some heavy cream left,  hmmmmmmmmm,  I wonder if there's enough to make dark chocolate ice cream?

 Are you ready for Spring and new blossoms?  Where I live they are just beginning....can't wait!

**Thank you, Sara Louise, of Sara in le Petit Village for your viewing and comment.

Have a terrific day,



  1. Mem,
    I found you! Thanks for adding me to such a great blog roll.
    Ice cream is my ultimate favorite dessert. I've never been a chocolate girl so vanilla plus ice cream equals perfection.
    I look forward to reading your blog. Thanks for sharing it.
    Aidan x

  2. Aidan,
    Thanks for looking me up! I happy to see how much you're enjoying your stay in France.
    Mem, and XX to you too!