Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Sweet Treat

Can you guess what I'm making with these three ingredients?  Heavy cream, milk and candy corn.  Hmmm...what could it be?  You'll have to read a little further to find out.

First, are you a candy corn fan?  I am.  It's my favorite Halloween candy.  But like so many candy corn lovers, I can only eat so much...if I venture past the appropriate amount...then I realize I'm just eating mouthfuls of pure sugar.  I don't know about you, but I'm not a big fan of mouthfuls of pure sugar.

I told James that I was making a treat, but I was pretty sure he and Ethan wouldn't like it...but I couldn't help myself.  When I read this recipe on Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, I just had to make it.  I told him I was making something with Candy Corn!  His reply was....I like candy corn...after all, it's just sugar!  After 22 years of marriage, how could I not know that he liked candy corn... I actually thought he hated it.  Well, you do learn something new everyday.  It helped me to not feel so guilty about making something that I thought only I'd like.  Then I realized I'd been eating all the candy corn for the last 22 years, without sharing it...and that was now going to have to change.  Bummer!

Have you guessed what I'm making yet?  Well, here's how the base looks after 12 hours in the fridge and it's ready to go in the ice cream maker.  That's right, we're making Candy Corn Ice Cream (just in case you haven't clicked on the recipe link above).  What a beautiful fall color!

After a few hours in the freezer...the ice cream had a beautiful creaminess...even though this is a Philadelphia style ice cream without any eggs (we generally like the custard based/French style better, but this one was really creamy.)

I served it with a batch of tin roof ice cream that I had also made (which is just down right to-die-for!)

I have to say, I'm a tad bit disappointed in the candy corn ice cream.  I had such high hopes for it after reading about it on others' blogs...alas...I didn't think the flavor was that distinct (however, by the time it was ready...a day after I started the recipe...I had eaten quite a bit of candy corn on it's own (after all, I did have a 1/2 bag left) maybe I had reached my candy corn saturation limit for 2010 before I even tried the ice cream).  Ethan didn't like it at all, a buddy of his who was over thought it was great and James ate it but also said it wasn't very special.  Oh well, I couldn't pass it up...had to try it...and I'm glad I did.


Rosemary & Garlic said...

You are a very brave woman to even consider melting candy corn. An open bag will not last in my house!

Steph said...

Doesn't last too long at my house either! :)