Today, I am home sick. I think the combination of school, work, bake-a-thons, going out, running, and everything else I'm up to has taken it's toll on me. Most of the day has been spent in bed, with a fever. I'm determined to get better, since I do have class tomorrow. So in the rare moment of me being awake for today, I present you Apple Pie Ice Cream, or Apple Pie A La Mode in a cup, or things to do with leftover baked goods. It all starts with a vanilla bean ice cream base.
Vanilla beans are so fragrant. After seeping this vanilla bean, and all of it's little seeds into some warm milk and cream, my entire apartment smelled so lovely.
I slowly combined eggs and sugar with the warm vanilla milk/cream mixture to make my vanilla base, and let that cool all day. After my mini pies were all done. I set aside a group that just didn't make the cut.
I then mashed these up into bits, and poured them into the ice cream mix during the last 5 minutes of processing. The machine's directions mentioned that all toppings put into the machine should be no larger than a chocolate chip. Well, I didn't really follow that rule. Just think of when you eat cookie's n' cream ice cream, isn't it kind of exciting when you find a big chunk of cookie in your scoop? Maybe it's just me, but it's the little things like a big cookie piece that put a smile on my face.
The machine did make some interesting noises with the bigger chunks, but the results were amazing.
I'm still in shock that I produced such a tasty treat!
Now.. back to bed for me.