This weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie was choosen by Tommi of Brown Interior, the recipe can be found here.
I had never made ice cream before and was excited to try this, only one problem: I don't own an ice cream maker and neither does my friend Lisa that I'm visiting at the moment. But then I remembered something: didn't the TWD-ers make an ice cream shortly before I became a part of their wonderful group? I went looking and found out that they did: Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream in August 2008 and there was a post on making ice cream without an ice cream maker containing two links. After checking out both of them I decided to use David Lebovitz's method, go here for his method.
Back to Dorie's recipe: everything went great untill I had to thicken the custard: I whisked and whisked and whisked, for about 45 minutes, but it only got a little bit thicker. The recipe didn't state how thick the custard had to be so I eventually just gave in and decided this was it.
Making the actual ice cream was quite easy: you just have to stay around the house for a couple of hours. I paired the ice cream with last weeks parisian apple tartlets and served them while they were still warm. The combination of the ice cream with the tartlets was amazing. The only thing I would change next time is the chuncks of frozen peach: I didn't really care for those. I'd puree all the peaches instead and I'd also use a bit more fruit as the flavour of the honey stood out quite a bit more than the peaches. I loved how easy it was to make ice cream, so you'll be seeing more ice cream here!! Check out what my fellow TWD-ers thought of the Honey Peach Ice Cream here.