Sunday, April 1, 2012

Bailey's Irish Cream Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings

Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Chip

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