Today’s post is brought to you by our new friends over at Cook And Kid. When I asked Adam if he’d like to be involved in our celebrations, I had no idea that this recipe would literally be part of a happy birthday surprise. Lucky us and over to Cook And Kid…
My daughter and I cook and do recipes together at home. I’m a chef encouraging a good food attitude and a little know-how. We don’t do fads, just good food.
It’s my new friends Me & My Girl’s first blog birthday. HAPPY BLOGGING BIRTHDAY! So I thought we’d make them a cake to celebrate. Ice Cream cake!
Reading ice cream recipes is exciting until you get to the end where it says ‘Now put the mixture in the ice cream machine and follow the manufacturer’s instructions, or words to that effect. *Sigh* Not everybody owns an ice cream machine. Or needs to.
This recipe is easy to do at home, great for getting kids involved (like they need encouragement to help with ice cream cake) and all you need is a mixer or electric beater.
CHOC CHIP BISCUIT ICE CREAM CAKE
300ml pure cream
200gm mascarpone – softened
200g dark chocolate – half chopped fine, half melted
8 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1 packet of Tim Tams (the flavoured ones work too) or your favourite chocolate biscuits
1/2 cup water
Line a small loaf tin with a little oil spray and then cling film. Whip your cream and refrigerate. Melt half the chocolate and put aside. Crumble the biscuits and put aside.
Heat the sugar, water and vanilla bean until syrupy. Beat the eggs until fluffy, then slowly drizzle in the hot sugar syrup. Keep beating until pale. Fold in the mascarpone and then the whipped cream and chopped chocolate.
Now layer the mixture in your tin 1/4 at a time, drizzling chocolate and scattering biscuit crumbs between the layers. Freeze overnight. Turn out and slice to serve. Use a few berries to accompany.
What Kid Did
Kid helped with beating the cream, and the eggs. Please be careful with the hot sugar syrup around the kids. Kid helped with all the mixing, making sure the chocolate tasted okay and licking the beaters. Of course.
As far as kids are concerned, there is no better ice cream than the ice cream you make yourself.
Congratulations Me and My Girl, happy cooking!
Thanks so much to Cook And Kid for creating such an incredible treat for us!