Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ice-Cream Sunday 11: Ice-Cream Party!

And so, the end of my Ice-Cream Sunday project is here...








Hot Cherry Fudge Sundae: Vanilla, Mocha, Hot Burgundy Cherry Sauce, Hot Fudge Sauce








Ice-Cream List

Vanilla
Mocha
Banana Frozen Yogurt
Apple
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Gooseberry & Elderflower
Bellini Sorbetto
Butter Pecan
Triple Chocolate Semifreddo
Peanut Butter


Sauces

Hot Fudge Sauce (Ben & Jerry's)
Hot Burgundy Cherries (Ben & Jerry's)
Butterscotch Sauce (Nigella's Forever Summer)


Accompaniments

Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries
Toasted flaked almonds
Hundreds & Thousands
Chocolate cookie pieces

The ice-creams had all been made in advance. On the day itself, I put out the glasses...















...made the sauces...


Ben & Jerry's Hot Fudge Sauce: It is thick and grainy until you add cream and milk, and whisk over heat for 20 minutes.



Ben & Jerry's Hot Burgundy Cherries: Cherries, cooked with sugar, lemon juice and zest.






...prepared the accompaniments...















...made the labels...



















...and we dug in!







My bowl - all flavours combined into mush.



A Cecconi's special: Vanilla ice-cream with fresh berries. Heaven in a glass!




Nigella's "pure, unapologetic perfection": Apple ice-cream, butterscotch sauce and toasted, flaked almonds.












The most popular flavours were chocolate-chip cookie dough, apple and vanilla. The other fruited flavours didn't move very much at all. The Ben & Jerry's flavours (mocha, butter-pecan, chocolate-chip cookie dough), were impressively easy to scoop, and didn't require as much softening time as the others. I tried to give everyone small scoops in small bowls so that we could try as much as possible, but by the end of the evening, we were all quite full and on a massive sugar high.

Catherine: I'm so full - just on ice-cream! I didn't realise that was possible!

What a wonderfully indulgent day!

Thank-you, thank-you.

5 comments:

Kelly-Jane said...

I like the idea of an ice cream party for the summertime. It looks like fun!

Everyting edible looks great too. It is really nice that your guests could have a bit of everything too :)

KJxx

Truffle said...

Looks like the perfect summer party!

Squishy said...

Now that's an icecream party.

Anthony said...

Wow!! Mmmm tasty....

Im off to 7 Apples now for a gelato, then to Trampoline for a tub... oh what the hell, AND Casa del Gelato in Carlton for something to snack on, on the way home...

Doug said...

I found this while searching google for cherry vanilla ice cream recipe. What a wonderful project. I really enjoyed reading through this.

"And so, the end of my Ice-Cream Sunday project is here..."

I don't think a project like this should end :( Ahem, summer is coming and this project should be continued :)