Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Princess Badass Ice Cream for #IceCreamTuesday #SummerWeightLoss

 This bourbon cherry infused ice cream with bourbon soaked cherries and a marshmallow fluff swirl perfectly represents to 2 parts to the modern woman, the princess and the badass inside us all!


#IceCreamTuesday

Wednesday is usually the day I get you a post, but this is special guys! It's #IceCreamTuesday (marshmallow edition)!! I joined up with some blogger friends to make my ice cream with marshmallow, NY Foodgasm style! Please be sure to check out all the links from the bottom for MORE ice Cream Mayhem!!

Many thanks to Jenni of PastryChefOnline for organizing!! She did an awesome job wrangling all of us!


The Summer Weight Loss Challenge Begins...

OKAY, the timing is NOT ideal! After all the Summer Weight Loss Challenge like JUST kicked off. I apologize to ALL of you since I was slacking on my social media for this event. It snuck up on me, but this is annual event running from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The challenge is to lose 10 pounds from Memorial Day to Labor Day. You can join the Summer Weight Loss Challenge HERE.




Living a healthy lifestyle also means--- you must LIVE! That means having some ice cream from time to time and if you are treating yourself... treat yourself well with this ice cream!

The inspiration for this ice cream is the amazing dichotomy of women BOTH soft and strong. It is part of who I am... pretty and dressy by day and them hitting my workout like a BEAST by night! So jokingly I referenced this on my Instagram in this picture....  (Follow me here on Instagram.)


So ladies I know you feel like this too, we are beautiful AND we kick ass!

Hence Princess Badass- so I though loooong and hard about how a Princess Badass Ice Cream would taste? The only constraint for #IceCreamTuesday was that it had to have marshmallow. Well, I thought, that has the princess part covered. A princess is sweet and gooey, but how about the Badass?? I struggled asked for help from Facebook, then I called my friend Will, one of my best friends that was a chef for many years. We came up with the answer together. I wanted it to be pink and pretty, but have a heavy kick to it. You know I love me some boozy desserts so I finally decided upon a cherry bourbon ice cream with marshmallow fluff swirls and bourbon soaked cherries. Is this girly and badass enough for you? Bourbon is definitely bad ass, I especially LOVE this Rough Rider Bourbon, local to long island, NY.

Why is this a Foodgasm?

Bourbon Cherry ice cream rippled with fluff and MORE bourbon soaked cherries, makes for a double dose of badassery with a side of princess. This is so rich and creamy and so much softer than ice cream from the store and soooo much more natural, it is worth ALLLLLL the work! Sooooo good!

What you need

1/2 cup bourbon
1 can of cherries (not cherry filling!!)
1 cup reserved light syrup (the syrup the cherries are packed in)
1 cup cherries (strained from the can)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup lowfat milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar (divided in half)
1 teaspoon bourbon vanilla extract
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
1/3 cup dried cherries, soaked in bourbon 24 hours


How to make it

Before all this begins start by soaking 1/3 cup dried cherries in enough bourbon to cover all of them for 24 hours.... the magic begins here .
1- In a medium sauce pan boil down 1/2 cup bourbon until it is about 2 tablespoons on medium heat, this should take maybe 10 minutes at most. Set aside bourbon, this will be used as an extract for bourbon flavor in the ice cream.
2- In a medium sauce pan again pour in cherries, juice and 1/2 cup sugar.
3- Reduce to about half on medium heat (should take 15-20 minutes), pulse in food processor.
4- Mix together cream, milk, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla extract, the cherry syrup you made and the bourbon extract you made.
5- Pour slowly into an ice cream maker and churn for about 20-25 minutes.
6- Microwave marshmallow fluff for 10 seconds and fold into ice cream (placed in tupperware for storage) to create a ribbon of fluff throughout, then fold in the strained bourbon soaked cherries.
7- Place in freezer to set.


Other Participants of #IceCreamTuesday

Jenni from Pastry Chef Online made Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream/Key Lime Mallow Swirl

Karen from Pint Sized Baker made Frozen Coconut S'mores Bars

Dionne from Try Anything Once made
Strawberry Ice Cream with Marshmallow Swirl and Toasted Walnuts

Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake made
Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice Cream

Betsy from Desserts Required made Kahlua Marshmallows/Marshmallow Sauce 

Donna from Cookistry made Strawberry Marshmallow Ice Cream

Allison from Decadent Philistines Save the World made Horchata Ice Cream with Mocha Mallow Swirl 

Jeanne from Inside Nana's Bread Head made Blackberry Cheesecake Swirl Ice Cream