Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe

Posted by Mudpies With Manders at 5:16 PM 2 comments

With summer here, I've been trying to find ways to cool down. That means tons of ice cold water to build my own lake. I've been filling up a garden sprayer with water (and sometimes ice) just to cool off the body parts that get hotter (ie my face.) Oh yes, that also means ice cream. Sweet sugary ice cream! Which, honestly, reminds me of a story that I should share on how hot it really is in Texas.

Last night, I needed to do some grocery shopping. So, I went into Wal-Mart and grabbed the stuff I needed (with a few extras in tow because you never should shop hungry!). As I was leaving the store, I saw the ice display and decided to look in. Of course, it's a huge freezer and it felt good. I saw how depleted the ice display was. I'm sure, by the end of the night, the leftover 10 bags had found a good home. Now, if you've ever been to a store with a huge ice display, you know that they fill those things up. This one was as bare as the chip aisle during the Super Bowl. Too bad I couldn't just spend 5 more minutes holding the huge freezer door open... It felt like I was skiing in Aspen (although I've never done it!)

So, back to the ice cream. So, who here loves cheesecake? I do! I do! So, I found this recipe while searching online and it looks so good!














(Image and recipe from: http://www.whatwereeating.com/)



1 1/2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
zest from 1 lemon
2 tbsp cornstarch
pinch of salt
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/5 cups crumbled honey graham crackers, (large crumbles are good!)

In a small bowl, make a slurry using the corn starch and about 2-3 tbsp of the milk. Stir until corn starch has completely dissolved. Set aside.

Place the remainder of the milk, the sugar, the lemon zest and a pinch of salt into a saucepan and stir to combine. Place the sauce pan over medium-high heat. Allow the mixture to almost reach a boil, stirring frequently. Once the mixture has almost reached a boil, whisk in the corn starch slurry then reduce heat to a low simmer. Let the milk mixture simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for at least 15 minutes at room temperature.

While the mixture is cooling, beat the cream cheese in a mixing bowl either using an electric mixer or by hand with a spatula until the cream cheese is creamy and easy to work with. Adding about 2-3 tbsp at a time, beat the lemon juice into the cream cheese until smooth. Once the 2-3 tbsp have been incorporated, repeat this process until all of the lemon juice has been fully mixed in.

Add the slightly cooled milk/cornstarch mixture to the lemon/cream cheese mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 3 days until ready to churn.

Freeze the ice cream in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once frozen, remove from ice cream machine and add the crumbled graham crackers. Using a wooden spoon or a spatula, stir until the graham crackers have been distributed throughout the ice cream. Serve the ice cream immediately or place into an air-tight container and place in the freezer. The ice cream is best consumed within 24 hours. (The longer it sits in the freezer the icier, and less desirable, it will get!) Enjoy!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Warm Chocolate-Chunk Pizza Cookie Recipe

Posted by Mudpies With Manders at 4:47 PM 3 comments
I've decided to start a Cookie Lovers Friday where every Friday I post recipes of cookies! This particular one I found on the Good Housekeeping website. The cookie looks extremely yummy! I'm trying not to drool on the keyboard as I type this. So, without further ado, here you're yummy cookie recipe.













Warm Chocolate-Chunk Pizza Cookie

Serves: 16
Yields: 16
Total Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Oven Temp: 375

Ingredients

  • 1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 6 tablespoon(s) margarine or butter
  • 1/3 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup(s) packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 ounce(s) semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup(s) walnuts, coarsely chopped
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease large cookie sheet. On waxed paper, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In 3-quart saucepan, melt margarine or butter over medium heat. Remove saucepan from heat. With wire whisk or fork, stir in sugars, vanilla, and egg until mixed. With spoon, stir in flour mixture just until blended. Stir in chocolate and walnuts.
  3. Spoon batter onto center of cookie sheet and, with spatula, flatten and spread into 8-inch round. Bake 20 to 23 minutes, until cookie is golden brown. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes, then slice warm cookie into 16 wedges. Eat immediately. Or cool, then wrap in foil; to serve warm, reheat in 375 degrees F oven 5 to 8 minutes.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Welcome To Mudpies With Manders!

Posted by Mudpies With Manders at 1:08 PM 2 comments
So what IS Mudpies with Manders? Well, This blog is centered around all things chocolate and sugary! There will be recipes, giveaways, reviews, and well.... sugar banter! Keep coming back for more posts as I will update this blog every chance I get! Have a sweet day!!

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