You know what else makes good ice cream? This fantastic and wonderfully easy recipe from the Stone Soup Inn by way of Sunset. It's sour cream chamomile ice cream, which probably doesn't sound that great, but it really, really is. Best of all, you just mix the ingredients together and throw it in an ice cream maker. No messy boiling sugar water. No endless stirring. Just half-n-half, sour cream, and flavoring.
I used Celestial Seasoning's Honey Vanilla Chamomile tea, which really packs a flavorful punch. I took the ice cream to a friend's birthday party and was commissioned to take some leftover cake and make it into ice cream. Since it is now so freaking easy, I made some Black Forest ice cream with cherries, almond flavoring, and cake. I had more left over, so tonight I made orange spice cake ice cream, with Celestial Seasoning's Mandarin Orange Spice tea, orange zest, toasted almonds, cake, and too much cloves. When will I ever learn with cloves? Bitter aftertaste! Bitter aftertaste! Remember that. It's freezing right now, so hopefully now that the cake is mixed in it will counteract that.
The ice cream does differ in texture from custard-based ice cream and some of the sour cream flavor sneaks through, though favorably so. The real problem with this ice cream is that it is so easy to make. I now have a lot of it in my fridge, and it's going to end up on somebody's waistline, most likely me. Thank goodness half of this is reserved for the cake's baker.