Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Rootbeer Float Ice Cream

Not too long ago, my husband wanted to go to Bed Bath and Beyond to get a Keurig.  I don't drink coffee, so I felt a little left out in the kitchen gadget realm.  That day, we ended up walking out with a Keurig and an ice cream maker.  Ever since, I've had a lot of fun finding recipes and utilizing my ice cream  maker.

Eva, from Eva Bakes, has a lot of ice cream recipes.  The awesome thing is that they're all very different, so there is a lot to choose from.  There is everything from this Rootbeer float to fresh peach ice cream.  Head over to her blog and check all her delicious ice cream recipes out.

Rootbeer Float Ice Cream
from Eva Bakes
2 large eggs
3/4 cup of sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon rootbeer extract

1) Whisk eggs in a bowl until they are light and fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes.
2) Whisk in sugar, a little at a time, and then keep whisking until completely blended, about a minute.
3) Pour in the remaining ingredients, and whisk well to incorporate.
4) Transfer mixture to ice cream maker, and follow manufacturer's instructions.
5) Once ice cream mixture is done in the maker, freeze until solid.

This was an amazing ice cream.  I thought it would just taste like rootbeer, but each bite had the rootbeer and the cream flavor that gave you the feeling that you were truly experiencing a rootbeer float.  The rootbeer flavor is there, but it isn't very strong, so I think next time, I'll add more than a tablespoon of rootbeer extract to see if it makes a difference.  Our ice cream mixture once it came out of the ice cream maker had to freeze overnight before we could eat it.  The mixture was just not cold enough to eat right away.  So prepare in advance if you want to make this as a treat.  I can't wait to make this ice cream again.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you found root beer extract and were able to make this ice cream! I can't wait to make it again and to try making new flavors. =)