Planning Ahead

Even though it was beautiful today, I spent the early part of the afternoon making the “batter” for David Lebovitz’s Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream. I made the caramel for the praline; then I made the actual ice cream “batter” with more caramel (I achieved a nice deep dark color), salted butter, and cream. It took about an hour and then into the fridge it went to chill for eight hours: when we got home later, I would churn the ice cream after watching “North By Northwest.” This is what we call planning ahead.

We just watched “North By Northwest.” I’m all ready to churn the ice cream and so I remove the ice cream maker base from the cabinet, plug it in and then reach into the freezer for the frozen canister where you pour the ice cream.

Only the canister’s not there.

Where is the canister?

The canister is in the freezer, just not this freezer. It’s in the freezer of my old apartment in Chelsea, the one I moved from eight months ago. So much for planning ahead!

13 comments

  1. Um, Adam? Are you going to tell us how to make this? It sounds amazing… Hope you get your canister back!

  2. Adam: Sounds like you’ve got a nice batch of Salted Butter Caramel Creme Anglaise on your hands. Make thee a chocolate cake!

    (You can also freeze the mixture in a metal bowl in the freezer. As it freezes, stir it vigorously several times during the process, or use a hand blender. Viola!)

  3. Oh, NO! Gah…I know that feeling, that hollow, sunken realisation that you don’t have *THE* vital ingredient and won’t have it anytime soon.

    It’s funny that you wrote about this, however, because I just read about it linked from Megnut not 2 days ago. I had to stop reading, knowing I can’t make it for myself, but I read far enough to know that it sounded so incredibly decadent.

    What have you done with the batter?

  4. Time travel is key here… and NxNW is one kick-ass flick. Hope you get around to making your ice cream and posting some pics! Sounds incredibly tasty – I am now craving ice cream for breakfast.

  5. Hey Adam, i’ve got an ice cream machine ready to go if you want to bring that carmel batter over to my place in Prospect Heights. It will only cost you a small fee, perhaps a scoop of the end results:)

  6. Oh, get a new canister soon! I made that same ice cream this weekend, and it is by far the best I have ever eaten …

  7. Thanks for turning me on to, David Lebovitz. He’s got some awesome looking variations to choose from! Very, very impressive works! I’d like to know how your dish turns out so please share! :)

  8. Wow, I can’t imagine the udder (couldn’t resist) disappointment!

    I just purchased an ice cream maker and am awaiting my copy of “scoop” from amazon. Hopefully it will arrive today… that salted caramel batter is sounding delicious.

    Jennifer

  9. If I am THIS disappointed in not seeing a photo of this ice cream, I can only imagine how bummed you must be.

    *sigh*

  10. Hey,

    Such a bummer! I feel your pain. I’ll try it out and let you know…

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