Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie- Chocolate Chunkers churned into Dorie's Cinnamon Ice Cream and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Thanks to Claudia over at Fool for Food for picking this week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe, Chocolate Chunkers. For the recipe- check out her blog. Not really too similar to last weeks cookie, but I guess just because it was a chocolate cookie these chocolate chunkers seemed similar to the whooper cookies that we made last week. I decided to take Dorie's advice and make some Cinnamon Ice Cream and crumble some of these chunkers into it. I figured that my window of opportunity for making ice cream outside was almost closed, since it is getting colder,so Cinnamon Ice Cream was churned. I am glad I did it. It was glorious. I just happened to have 6 egg yolks in the fridge (from a meringue over the weekend) that needed to be used. Again, I think that these cookies tasted better after they had cooled for quite a few hours. I used peanuts, pecans, walnuts, raisins, white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips. Honestly, I didn't know how these were going to bake into anything, because they was no cookie dough, just stuff with a little chocolate goo inbetween. I also added an extra Tbls of flour to the dough. These cookies tasted so good in the ice cream. Dorie really knew what she was doing when she mixed the two.

Now, the other ice cream came about because I was unhappy with Dorie's Chocolate Chip Cookies that I made last week (they were too thin and crispy, for us), so I froze about 1 cup of the dough and froze it. I decided I was going to thaw it a little and stir it into a container of Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Rich and Creamy Vanilla Bean ice cream. I broke the dough into little pieces and softened the ice cream and there you go. We had these two ice creams side by side and loved them both! I can't wait for next week's Dimply Cake. I loved it when I made it in May and there are tons of fresh nectarines and peaches waiting to be used!




Dorie's Cinnamon Ice Cream from Baking- my home to yours

2 cups whole milk

2 cups heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cinnamon sticks (or 1 Tbls ground cinnamon)

6 large egg yolks

3/4 cup sugar

Bring the milk and cream to a boil in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan. If you are using cinnamon sticks, put them in the pan, cover and set aside for 30 minutes, then bring the milk and cream back to a boil before continuing. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the yolks and sugar together until well blended and just slightly thickened. If you are using ground cinnamon, whisk it into the yolk-sugar mixture. While still whisking, drizzle in about one third of the hot liquid-this will temper, or warm the eggs so they don't curdle. Whisking all the while, slowly pour in the remaining liquid.

Pour the custard back into the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring without stopping, until the custard thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon; if you run your finger down the bowl of the spoon, the custard should not run into the track. The custard should reach at least 170 degrees F but no more than 180 degrees F, on an instant-read thermometer. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and strain the custard into a 2-quart liquid measuring cup or clean heatproof bowl. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Refrigerate the custard until chilled before churning it into ice cream. Scrape the chilled custard into the bowl of an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. If churning in cookies, break them up or crumble them into the ice cream, right before it is done churning. ( I used 4 or 5 cookies). Pack the ice cream into a container and freeze it for at least 2 hours, until it is firm enough to scoop.

23 comments:

Prudy said...

Oh, I thought I was cookied out until I got here. Are you crazy?? This looks soooo good. Churned into ice cream? Oh how I wish I had some in the freezer right now.

Maria said...

Look at those photos!! I am loving your creation!! I am sure the chunkers were perfect in the cinnamon ice cream!! What a fantastic treat!

Lori said...

CLUNK. That was the sound of me hitting the floor. I think I just died and went to heaven, that looks so good.

chocolatechic said...

Oh wow!

How wonderful!!!

CB said...

Oh baby! Ice cream+cookie dough=FABULOUS! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Mara said...

yummmm!! i love it when you gals get all creative...how do you have the time?! i can barely churn out 1/2 a recipe of cookies to meet my Tues deadline hehee. thanks for the tip on the plum cake as well, what's in a name anyway?!

Susie Homemaker said...

You are either genius or devil. Yum.

Aggie said...

OMG...I've been eating so healthy the last few days and now I'm about to lose control! If I could just get my hands on this ice cream. This looks unbelievable!

Jessie said...

Wow, that looks amazing. Glad you mixed em with cinnamon ice cream, now I know for sure to do it next time!

Bridgett said...

Oh my, I think this has been the best use of the recipe I have come across. It looks divine!!

n.o.e said...

I was nodding in agreement through most of your post. I thought the cookies were better cooled, and from the fridge they were even better. I'm also with you on Dorie's chocolate chip cookies. Too flat and not chewy enough. The ice cream(s) look divine!
Nancy

Engineer Baker said...

Whoa - you put them *in* cinnamon ice cream?!? Decadence overload!

TeaLady said...

Never too cold for ice cream. That window is always open. Bet they were good, too. The cookies by themselves look tasty, but the ice cream looks to die for.....

Laura Dawn said...

I want to eat this........it looks so good!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm screaming for that ice cream. It looks wonderful!

Anne said...

Wow, the cookies sound like the perfect combo with the ice cream- great job!

Di said...

Yum! Everything you made sounds absolutely delicious. I'm going to have to try the cinnamon ice cream sometime soon.

Steph said...

Homemade cookies in homemade icecream.. can it get better than that?! It looks amazing!!

Nickki said...

Fabulous!!!

Rigby said...

Yum! The ice cream sound delicious with the cookies!

The DeL Sisters said...

WOW! That looks great!

Erin said...

Yum! That looks incredible with the ice cream!

Marie said...

Maryann, your cookies look wonderful and that ice cream, to die for!!! I could almost lick the screen and am sorely tempted to do just that! Well done!