one of the best parts of working for a company devoted to food is getting access to a bunch of leftover groceries. for the most part, they’re high-quality ingredients, too, and that makes the “fridge diving” experience even more enjoyable.
this week, a bunch of heavy cream was being given away.
uhm, CREAM??? I’d totally jump on that **** any day.
so needless to say, I stocked up. I was craving ice cream, so ice cream here I come …
now, I’m also challenging myself to use up the random groceries in my freezer and pantry without making a single trip to the grocery store. this means I have no more eggs. but I wanted ice cream, and I’m a stickler for egg-custard-based ice cream. but I have no eggs. “oh well,” I told myself. “make do.”
this is where allrecipes.com steps in to save the day. I LOVE love love their ingredient search tool, mostly because you can exclude specific ingredients. by including heavy cream, excluding eggs, and searching for dessert recipes, I came across a very very simple recipe called “Five Minute Ice Cream.”
it’s simple: you just blend together 3 ingredients, all of which I now have on hand. frozen berries, sugar, and heavy cream. no need to simmer on the stove, no need to pull out the ice cream maker. just blend and chill. I guess it’s basically considered an “icebox ice cream.”
all in all, it makes for a very simple index card recipe:
keep in mind this makes basically two servings, and I did cut down on the sugar (it was originally 1/2 C). also, use an immersion blender if you have it. I blended mine in the cup that came with my immersion blender, and put the whole thing straight into the freezer.
mmm. craving = conquered.
think I’m going to make this again … I still have another 2/3 C of heavy cream left, plus a bunch of cut up mango in the freezer!
though, there’s also that lemon posset recipe I could try …