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Offline ppclaire

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Smoked Ice Cream
« on: October 17, 2014, 12:07:34 am »
Tonight/tomorrow  my first attempt at smoked ice cream (with mint and choc chip). I promise to post pictures once i get it done. I read about it online somewhere and decided to have a go

So these are going to be the basic steps I plan on following
1. smoke some pure cream, whilst it is sitting in an ice bath - 1 - 2 hours.
2. taste test cream and dilute if too strong with non smoked cream for perfect smoke flavour
3. place bunch fresh mint in smokey cream in a saucepan and bring to the boil then turn off to help the mint flavor spread
3. mix, sugar, egg yolks, smokey mint cream and milk to make a custard kind of mix
4. I am going to do my mixing in my thermomix then transfer to the freezer then churn a couple of times in the thermo (maybe every 4 hours or so)

Anyone on here have experience with making smoked ice cream and any flavour combos that work well, next I am thinking salted caramel, maybe with bacon bits?

I also plan on making some smoked butter using the cream I smoke, also be making the butter in my thermomix :) will add photos soon :)

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Re: Smoked Ice Cream
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 01:25:00 am »
I'm one of those few people in the world that doesn't like ice cream, but your flavor combinations sound great. Though I have no experience making ice cream, I do have experience adding smoke flavor to liquids. Place the cream in a pan that will provide the most surface exposure, and since it is cream, placing that pan in an ice bath is a good idea. Stir it a few times during the smoking period. As you stated, if the smoke flavor is too strong, you can always dilute the smoked cream with fresh cream.


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Re: Smoked Ice Cream
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2014, 02:05:54 am »

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Re: Smoked Ice Cream
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2014, 02:07:10 am »
Ok so I worked out how to post a photo so will add the whole process tomorrow

Offline ppclaire

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Re: Smoked Ice Cream
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2014, 04:09:43 am »
Next step, making it minty

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Re: Smoked Ice Cream
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2014, 05:54:43 am »
I am using a recipe I found on serious eats.

I Combined milk and cream brought to simmer then turned off and added mint. Wait 2 hours to steep

Then add 1/2 cup sugar, 6 egg yolks, 1/2 cup honey to thermo blitz for a few seconds, add strained dairy mix. Cook at 90c for 8 minutes speed 2. You don't need a thermomix for this step you can just stir it all in a saucepan like a custard.



Then strain into metal tin



I don't have an ice cream maker so going to freeze for 4 hours then churn in the thermomix then will repeat this again but while churning will drizzle melted dark chocolate in to the ice cream.

Hopefully the next steps work.


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Re: Smoked Ice Cream
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2014, 01:29:48 pm »
Man!! I wish I had (could afford :) ) a thermomix.

It looks good, even at this stage.


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Re: Smoked Ice Cream
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2014, 03:35:18 pm »
So final churn completed and packaged for freezer. It tastes great very natural mint flavour and subtle smokiness. Not something you would sit down and eat heaps of but I can imagine it in a plate at fancy restaurant beside some wicked brownie.