Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Vanilla Biscoff Ice Cream (Guest Post)

My very special friend Heidi of Bits of Sunshine is here today to share the ultimate summer treat with you guys. I'm a little jealous I didn't think of this one myself, but I am very honored that Heidi wanted to share it with my readers :) Thank you Heidi!! 

Hi! It’s me again! You may be surprised to see me here, especially since I have been so scarce on my own blog, Bits of Sunshine. This recipe, though, was meant to share with you guys right here! So that is just what I am doing! 

The reason I made this to just to share here is pretty simple: a while ago, when Biscoff first entered the baking world with a bang – I was left in the dark – Biscoff-less. Here in deep dark Africa, there is not a bottle (or pack of Biscoff cookies) to be found. Just kidding about deep, dark Africa! But for real, we often don’t get a lot of the very cool things that EVERYBODY else around the globe seems to get. I used to just have to suck it up and deal with it. That was before I met Carla. She is so kind and has the most amazing heart. She totally looks out for my world knowledge (she is quite the globe trotter!) and often sends me stuff that I cant get here in South Africa. The last time she sent me the MOST amazing care package, it was like a chest filled with precious treasure! I was so excited, I couldn’t help letting a little tear escape (ok maybe more than one!). I am sure you have guessed by now that inside that box was that longed-for bottle of Biscoff spread and some Biscoff cookies. I seriously couldn’t wait to see what the rave was all about.

It was love at first spoonful. I think I melted. I can totally understand what you guys were all talking about!

And from that, came this…

Since the Northern Hemisphere has just burst into Summer, I thought this would be a perfect treat for a hot summer’s day by the pool. 

It's also the perfect treat when you are snuggled up on the couch with some hot chocolate too! (not that I know that from experience or anything!)

Here is the scoop (pun intended) on how to have you very own batch of homemade Vanilla Biscoff Ice Cream: 
I made the basic vanilla ice cream using my ice cream maker, but you don’t need one to make a home made version. I have made no churn ice cream dozens of times, and it tastes just as wonderful as the churned variety. 

In fact, there are 4 ways to *make* the base for this ice cream:

1 – Just buy a tub of good quality vanilla ice cream from the store and leave it out of the freezer for a couple minutes to soften before starting.

2 – Make it using this easy method which involves whipped cream, condensed milk and flavouring (this is seriously VERY little effort)

3 – Make it using this method. It is slightly more of an effort than no two, but the result is REALLY nice – and once again – no ice cream maker is needed.

4 – use your ice cream maker!

I will add the recipes for no 2, 3 and 4 at the end for you to check out!

Once your vanilla ice cream base is ready, it’s time to get your Biscoff into gear.

Fill a freezer-safe container half way with some softened vanilla ice cream. If you have made it using your ice cream maker, you can use it straight out the machine.

Then drop spoonful’s of Biscoff spread into the ice cream and swirl it around.

Then grab some Biscoff cookies, crunch them up and swirl them into the mix.

Fill the container all the way up and give it a good stir. 

Pop it into the freezer to harden up..

After a few hours, grab your ice cream scoop and pile a couple scoops on a cone (or just eat it straight out of the tub!)

And enjoy it!

Easy Peasy, Summer Squeazy!

So if you would like to make a tub filled with yummy ice-cream, bursting with the smooth, gingery-buttery-awesome flavours of Biscoff, go ahead! 

Biscoff Vanilla Ice Cream | Printable Recipe

Choose an ice-cream method below and then go to the last step to finish it off!

No Churn, Easy as Pie Vanilla Ice Cream:

  1. 250ml / 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  2. 1 tin condensed milk
  3. 5ml / 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  4. Scrapings from 1 vanilla bean (optional - but really nice!!)
  • Whip the cream in a clean glass or metal bowl until it is stiff
  • Fold in condensed milk and vanilla essence
  • Put in a freezer safe container and pop it into the freezer
  • Beat the mixture with a fork every 45min until semi frozen (if you remember, if not - it will still work out!)
  • Go to Biscoff Step
Home-made Vanilla Ice Cream:
  1. 500ml  heavy whipping cream 
  2. 1 tin condensed milk
  3. 125ml /  1/2 cup full fat milk 
  4. 5ml / 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 
  5. Scrapings from 1 vanilla bean (optional - but really nice!!)
  • Whip the cream in a clean glass or metal bowl until it is stiff
  • Fold in milk, condensed milk and vanilla essence
  • Put in a freezer safe container and pop it into the freezer
  • Beat the mixture with a fork every 1 1/2 hours until semi frozen (It is important for this one!)
  • Go to Biscoff Step
Home-made Vanilla Ice Cream (Ice cream maker version):

  1. 500ml / 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  2. 1 cup full fat milk
  3. 1/2 cup white sugar (can adjust according to taste preference)
  4. 5ml / 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  5. Scrapings from 1 vanilla bean (optional - but really nice!!)
  • Ensure the milk and cream are chilled
  • Add all the ingredients together in a bowl and stir to dissolve as much sugar as possible
  • Leave the mixture in the fridge while you prepare your ice cream maker
  • Pour the chilled mixture into your ice cream maker and follow the ice cream maker's time guide
  • Go to Biscoff Step
Once you have your ice cream ready, but still soft, stir in:
  1. 6 heaped teaspoons Biscoff Spread 
  2. 8 crushed Biscoff cookies

(these can both be adjusted according to taste and texture preference)
After this, return the ice-cream to the freezer to harden.

*heavy whipping cream in South African terms is just normal 'fresh cream'.
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Thank you Heidi for sharing that amazing ice cream! I need to go get in the kitchen now and make it! I am seriously drooling over how beautiful it is!

If you love this ice cream from Heidi (how can you not?!), head on over to Bits of Sunshine to check out her other drool-worthy bakes and treats! You can also find her on twitter, facebook, pinterest and instagram!

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  1. Thanks for letting me share this today! And for being the super sweet friend that you are!

  2. I'm always in the mood for ice cream. This sounds fantastic! And I just so happen to have a supply of Biscoff to use up.

  3. Anything with Biscoff is perfect in my books! Delicious! :)

  4. Ok, I need two cones of this stat. And my husband would like one too, I guess. I may or may not share... ;)

  5. Whoa. I don't even want to think about how expensive it was to ship that package. You are an amazingly nice person, Carla!

    And Heidi - your ice cream looks AMAZING! What a perfect post for Carla's blog. :)


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