May 4, 2010

Corn you Sock it to Me-= First take on Sweet Corn ice cream

In January- Lance Romance and I hit NYC for the weekend.  The culinary highlight was oddly enough ice cream, even odder that it was corn ice cream.

Lance doesn't mind holding a frozen treat with a frozen hand in the middle of Winter. 

We had just left Blind Tiger in the Village and noticed a little ice cream spot across the street, simply named CoNES.  

I thought he was kidding about stopping there. I thought wrong.  But it was worth it.  It was inspiring. I decided that day I would get an ice cream maker for my birthday in April, a more appropriate month for the consumption thereof.

I got it.  I am taking requests.   The first one had to be for him. So I recreated the corn ice cream.  I had a recipe that called for Half and half, heavy cream, eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, Maple syrup and once 16 0z of creamed corn.  I wasn't exactly sure what I was doing - but it turned out okay.  Slightly more crystallized than I would've like (that was also Lance's only complaint).  The maple syrup contributed a great flavor, very complimentary of the sweet corn.

The 2nd best part of making ice cream is getting to name it for the person I made it for.  Sort of like a beer, or an OPI nail polish (my last color was "Chopstickin to my story.")

This first one, sweet corn- I named "Corn you sock it to me?"  referencing Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In skit.  Here's Nixon on it - apparently the first time a president was ever on a comedy variety show.

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