Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Cotton candy ice cream with ginger snap cookie

Call me the Dairy Queen

I have several favorite ice-cream flavors and cotton candy is among the top three. This ice-cream takes you back to your childhood. One of the most nostalgic ice-cream flavors comes to your kitchen with a little new addition of the crunchy ginger snap cookies.

At The Mall at Cross County in Yonkers New York there is a TCBY store right at the corner beside TJ-Max. Every single time I step foot into that mall I am compelled to buy a cone of cotton candy. I don’t know what it is about the cotton candy ice-cream that I love so much. I can say I definitely prefer it to the actual cotton candy that tends to be overly sweet and ultimately unsatisfying. This cold delicious treat is definitely the opposite completely satisfying creamy and flavorful.

The only thing about this recipe that may pose a challenge is the separate colors that need to be churned separately. If you have two ice cream canisters then it works perfectly, however if you only have one ice-cream canister go ahead and pick one color. Remember both milk mixtures have the same flavor I just colored them differently to have the traditional cotton candy ice-cream look.

Another successful ice-cream is born thanks to Jeni's splendid ice-creams at home book I purchased on kindle. I cant wait to share the other 7 recipes I came up with!

Ingredients (printable recipe)

Jeni’s splendid ice-cream base
2 cup Milk
1 ¼ cup Cream
2/3 cup Sugar
2 tablespoon Corn syrup
3 table spoon Cream cheese
¼ teaspoon salt
1 table spoon plus 1 teaspoon Corn starch
2 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoon Cotton candy flavoring
Pink food coloring
Blue/purple food coloring
1 cup crumbled Ginger cookies

  • In a dish make the cornstarch slurry by combining the corn starch and 2 tablespoon milk
  • In a separate bowl lightly whisk the cream cheese and salt
  • In a pot bring to boil the cream, milk, sugar and corn syrup for 4 minutes exactly
  • Once it’s been boiling for four minutes remove from the heat and stir in the cornstarch slurry
  • Place back on the heat and stir allowing it to slightly thicken for a minute
  • Pour the hot milk mixture into the bowl of cream cheese to dissolve it remove as much lumps as possible
  • Add the cotton candy flavoring to the hot milk mixture (taste for flavor)
  • Pour 1/3 of the mixture into a different container
  • Add the pink food coloring to the 2/3 portion and the blur food coloring to the 1/3 portion
  • Pour contents into two separate zip lock bag
  • Prepare a bowl filled with ice
  • Place the zip lock bags in the ice bath and allow the mixture to completely cool
  • Churn the milk mixtures separately in an ice-cream maker
  • Crush the ginger snap cookies
  • Layer in a baking pan, cookies, pink cream and blue cream to create the blue swirls in the pink
  • Press down parchment paper on the top surface of the ice-cream and allow to harden for at least 4 hours  in the freezer.

Greedy tips:

  • Ideally you would need two ice-cream canisters for this recipe so you can churn both colors one after the other (if your using the frozen bowl ice cream machines)
  • For a more pastel colored ice-cream add less coloring
  • You can use one color if you don’t have two canisters either pink or blue

This is the Cotton candy ice-cream flavoring  I used

Xoxo Greedygirl

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