Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spaghetti Ice Cream

When I was nine and in Germany in 1975 I had something called spaghetti ice cream.   I am amazed no one seems to have brought it over here as it is fun desert for kids.  

What it is vanilla ice cream made to look like a plate of spaghetti topped with a tomato sauce and parmesan.   It is made by extruding the ice cream into long noodle like strands then topped with a red sauce such as strawberry or raspberry and then either white chocolate or coconut flakes.  

On Monday I decided we should try to make it here at home.   Making the sauce and the white chocolate shavings were easy.   I would have had pictures to show you, but it took three of use to handle making the extruded noodles. We put the ice cream through the meat grinder on our stand mixer, this is what caused the most trouble.  Getting the ice cream into and through the meat grinder was a problem.   It turned out OK other than the ice cream was softer than we wanted it to be.

Looking online at some recipes, they all seem to use potato ricers to make the ice cream noodles.   When we try this again, we will get a potato ricer.

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