Yeah, you heard me. Home made Bailey's Irish Cream Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings. This is more like a gelato -with the six egg yolks and all. Rich, creamy, with not just the hint of Bailey's but with a mouth smack full of it, because its added after the eggs are tempered, so the alcohol doesn't get cooked out, its right there.
[This would have been perfect for St. Patrick's Day, but I was busy making my first ever roasted duck that day (to be blogged later) so I didn't have time to make ice cream that day.]
For the past week I have been trying a "cleanse" of sorts. I'm trying to eliminate all of the artificial sweeteners and flavorings from my diet - meaning no diet soda, flavored water, splenda in my coffee, low fat desserts, etc. Its been tough, but I feel better, my headaches have subsided a bit - I don't find myself reaching for all the low calorie cookies when I get hungry - instead I reach for a glass of water, and if I'm still hungry after that I get a piece of fruit. This way, when I have something as decadent and rich as this, a little goes a long way and it tastes so much better.
Have any of you ever gone through a cleanse - or done something similar, did you stick to it? I hope I can stick to this. I'd like to eliminate all of the artificial shit in my diet - its just hard because all that stuff is so prevalent in all our foods now. Let's see how long this lasts. ;)
For this recipe I scoured the internet a bit and finally decided on a recipe from a blog called Cooking On The Side, this recipe seemed to outshine the others. For best results I suggest that you have a glass of room temperature Bailey's in hand as you make this.
Here is the recipe - LINK