What a long title!
A few years ago, Bruster's Ice Cream, came out with a cinnamon ice cream which seriously (in my opinion) was one of the best ice creams I've ever had. We are an ice cream loving house and that was before we had an electric ice cream maker.
I saw a recipe for cinnamon ice cream and wasn't quite sure about it because of the eggs. I've never made an ice cream base with eggs even though it's probably not that hard it's just something I don't want to do. I'm all about the quick and easy. My favorite egg-less vanilla ice cream base is found here (but without the cookies obviously- even though I've made it with the cookies and it's really good!. So, I decided to try to combine the best of both worlds and thanks to Foodbuzz and Azteca, I had a great vehicle for the ice cream.
The ice cream was simply superb and letting cinnamon sticks steep in the cream seriously made some awesome ice cream. I didn't know if adding some ground cinnamon would do anything but it added an extra kick to make it even more cinnamony. (Yes, I am aware cimmaony isn't a word but this week it is one!)
Cinnamon Ice Cream
adapted from this recipe on Baked Bree and this recipe on Elly Says Opa
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup milk (your choice, whole, skim- I used skim because that's what I had)
- pinch of salt
- 10 cinnamon sticks, broken up
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- In a saucepan, combine the sugar, salt, cinnamon sticks, and heavy cream. Warm through, and then cover and let steep off the heat for one hour. (You don't want this to boil, just become warm. I kept on low for about ten minutes until I saw steam and then took off the heat and covered.)
- Combine the rest of the milk and the group cinnamon with the cream mixture and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to freeze, place into frozen ice cream bowl and make ice cream according to directions on ice cream freezer. Enjoy!
- 1 pack of Azteca Taco Salad shells (from refrigerator case)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
Once out of oven brush shell with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Disclaimer: As a member of Foodbuzz tastemaker program, I received packages of Azteca Tortilla Shells in order to create a recipe. All opinions are my own.