Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sweet Corn Ice Cream


We had our neighbors over for dinner last night. We had fried chicken. I don't fry it myself. That would be a safety hazard. There is a fried chicken place here in LA called Dinah's. Almost every party Nipper and I have ever had, we served Dinah's chicken. We get it with mashed potatoes and their gravy, which is incredible, and has some secret flavor that no one can ever name (lemon?). So I thought since it's summer, I should make some sweet corn ice cream to have for dessert.

not my corn ice cream. Someone far fancier than me took this picture.

Nipper had dinner at a restaurant in town called Grace a few years ago. I can't remember what I ate, but I remember the corn ice cream. It was so unexpected and perfect. They served it with some kind carmelized pistachio (or pepitas) crumble. Perfect. I made some dark chocolate sauce that didn't really turn out right. It froze on top of the ice cream like magic shell. Which wasn't bad, but not what I had planned. Cooking without a recipe is an adventure!

Here in the link to the recipe I used for the ice cream. I should note that I added a tablespoon of vanilla extract and few shakes of salt. I should also note that when you get to the part where it tells you to strain out the solids using a fine mesh strainer that I don't have one. But I do have a tea strainer. Like this one, but without the handy handle. So, I'd like you to imagine me using a ladle to scoop 1/3 cup of boiling hot custard at a time, through my tiny tea strainer, while trying to press out the solids with a spatula. Burned fingers and exhaustion were enjoyed by all!


  1. sounds deliciousness! Still don't have a desire to make it myself, or cook for that matter, but I am glad someone out there is giving it a go.

  2. I did enjoy imagining you using a tea strainer for that job...it looked very messy in my imagination. ;)