Sunday, January 30, 2011

my friend lisa

The other day I was complaining to my friend Lisa that Vermont winters are making me fat. I've gained weight since we moved back here, and I've gained it all between November and March each year. Lisa told me that this is because our metabolisms slow way down in the winter, which is a relief: I was worried it might be the ice cream.

Salted caramel ice cream.

Let me repeat: Salted caramel ice cream.

I was inspired to make ice cream because (a) I got an ice cream maker for my birthday, and (b) my friend Lisa makes the best ice cream, in crazy flavors she's invented (like sweet potato, maple-banana, and horchata), using unusual ingredients (like tea, balsamic vinegar, and jalapenos). I'm hoping she'll share with me one of her recipes so I can make it and post it here; in the meantime I started with salted caramel, which I found at Epicurious, where it's described as "sultry." I would add that it's "luxurious," "delicious," "worth slapping someone over," and "not at all fattening, that's just my metabolism slowing down."


  1. Salted caramel ice cream - new to me - sounds absolutely fabulous!

  2. To begin, I enjoy all things salted. Secondly, the first cupcake I bought from the new My Little Cupcake store was a salted caramel cupcake and it was definitely "worth slapping someone over." Thirdly, nothing says get-over-the-subzero-temperatures like a bowl of salted caramel ice cream. I'm all over it. Thanks, GFD!

  3. Recently made a mango rum ice cream bombe, filled with whipped cream, toasted coconut, toasted almonds and chocolate bits, for a dinner party. Made way too much but let me assure you none of it went to waste. Well, actually quite a bit of went to my waist.
    The salted caramel version sounds divine and a perfect indulgence for this miserable winter. we've had a foot of snow today and howling wind so an indulgence is definitely in the offing.

  4. It's sooooo good, Classicist. Definitely worth trying.

    Face, that cupcake is my all-time favorite by MLC. One day soon let's split a four-pack. Or, um, two four-packs.

    That sounds divine, Sidekick. What exactly do I need to do to get invited to dinner at your house?

  5. this ice cream very fantastical and very tested . great info of ice cream. your post is very wonderful and nice sharing .

  6. Next time you and the yachtsman visit downeast Maine, come for dinner -- DED will be happy to supply the entertainment!

  7. I hope to one day take you up on that offer, Sidekick!