Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ice Cream Social: Vanilla Brownie Ice Cream | Hip Foodie Mom


Today we're continuing the frozen treat fun with Alice from Hip Foodie Mom

I discovered Alice's blog during one of my Pinterest-a-thons {you know, minutes that turn into hours pinning pretty things}. I couldn't help but notice her fabulous pics and mouthwatering recipes! She's one of those bloggers that makes it look so easy and makes every recipe look totally doable. From appetizers like Coconut Lemongrass Chicken Curry Crostini to simple dishes like Arugula and Artichoke Pasta Salad, Alice manages to keep cooking practical and delectable all at the same time. Now that's talent.

As it turns out, she is just as wonderful in person. I totally stopped her in the middle of BlogHer Food and picked her brain about blogging related questions. And she was kind enough to stand there and humor me. I learned more in about 20 minutes of chatting with Alice than I could have from an entire weekend of conferencing! She's kind of awesome. Get a little dose of her awesomeness yourself by following her on:


*Don't forget!* Enter to win our Ice Cream Social prize pack including goodies from our friends at Joy Cone & a copy of the fabulous Ruby Violet's Ice Cream Dreams from our pals at Hardie Grant!

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Hello everyone!

I'm Alice from Hip Foodie Mom. Hip Foodie Mom is primarily a fresh food blog, featuring recipes using local, seasonal and organic ingredients. You’ll find a little bit of everything from vegetarian to meat dishes to Asian food but one thing remains constant: my use of fresh, quality, local ingredients.

I'm thrilled to be here guest posting today for ice cream week! I had the pleasure of meeting sweet Dianna in Miami at BlogHer Food. We hit it off immediately and spent the afternoon with friends gabbing about blogging, business, working with brands and everything else in between. I love that Dianna got us all together this week because it's July and National Ice Cream Month!


What better way to celebrate than to share some pretty fabulous recipes and enter a giveaway?

So, before I get to the recipe here, I've got to explain why I did what I did. Two years ago, almost to the day, I discovered how to make homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker! It changed my life and I blogged about it here and here. Since then, I did end up getting an ice cream maker attachment for my stand mixer and began experimenting with all kinds of flavors and I also received some feedback from people who attempted to make the ice cream (without the ice cream maker) but had no success.

So, I wanted to introduce this way of making ice cream again, since many of you out there do have stand mixers but no ice cream makers. So, this one is for you and there are some tips below. Now, let me say this: the texture is a little different and you will get creamier ice cream when you use an ice cream maker. However, this method is a great alternative and you get to experiment with different flavors and mix-ins! So after you've mastered this basic recipe, the possibilities are endless! I hope you enjoy!


Vanilla Brownie Ice Cream (no ice cream maker required)

Tips:
-  Place your stand mixer bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes before using. This will help when mixing your ice cream ingredients.
- Use very cold heavy cream

2 cups very cold heavy cream
1 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 to 2 cups chopped brownies; homemade or store bought (I used day old brownies I had left in the freezer)

1. Using an electric stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream, condensed milk, and vanilla on HIGH speed until thick, stiff peaks form, or for about 8 minutes. It's important to get the stiff peaks (as much as possible). You should after about 8 minutes. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer.

2. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the chopped brownie pieces by hand. Transfer the mixture to a loaf pan or freezer-safe container, cover and freeze until firm, for at least 8 hours and up to 2 weeks. The ice cream is best if left to freeze overnight.

6 comments:

Alice // Hip Foodie Mom said...

Dianna, thanks so much for having me here today!!! Love that you got so many of us together for ice cream social week!! I loved meeting you. . you are just the sweetest person!! Cheers to ice cream week and I hope you are able to kick your shoes off, relax and gobble down lots of ice cream this week!!

Shaina Wizov said...

Alice this sounds fantastic!! I love big brownie chunks in my ice cream, and recipes that don't require the attachment are awesome. I'm so glad I got to spend time with the both of you at BlogHer Food, it was lots of fun :)

Karen @ The Food Charlatan said...

Sweetened condensed milk. It makes the world go round. Love this Alice!

Nancy @ gottagetbaked said...

Hi Dianna! I'm here from Alice's wonderful blog and I'm so glad to be introduced to another fabulous blogger! Alice, girrrrrrl, ice cream is the key to my heart and this no-churn, no-machine version is one of my faves. I love that you studded it with decadent chunks of brownie. Love this!

Allie BakingAMoment said...

This is such a great method! I will definitely have to give it a try. Love Alice and LOVE brownies and ice cream!!!

Katie said...

Ok, I am loving that I can make some ice cream with my stand mixer like this - I have to try it out! I haven't broken down and bought the actual ice cream attachment...

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