This is the first homemade ice cream of this summer in my kitchen. You are probably shaking your head in disbelieve. Well, not that I haven’t eaten my share, I assume probably way to much,since my kids made me stop, yes, it is true, they made me stop at plenty of Italian ice cream parlors on our recent vacation. Thinking back we probably ate ice cream daily. Please don’t tell my husband! Just one scoop or so, really.
Finally back home and far away from the temptations of authentic Italian ice cream it just happened that I was in charge of bringing dessert to one of my friends for a barbecue. Browsing through the selection of ice creams for sale at my local Vitamin Cottage I stumbled over Alden’s Butter Brittle ice cream. It was love at first sight; it hopped in the card and turned out to be the star of the party at dessert time.
Since then I have been dreaming of recreating the flavor of this ice cream with its velvety butter taste and the crunchy bits of toffee hidden inside.
This recipe of my butter toffee ice cream is an almost perfect match. I used Heath milk chocolate toffee bits as the crunchy substitution for the brittle. You can find Heath toffee bits at Walmart or Target.
Don’t let your summer pass by without having tried my one of a kind butter toffee ice cream. I guarantee you will love it, too!
* 2 cups ( 500 ml) organic half and half
* 1 cup ( 200g) brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons ( 30g) organic butter
* 1 1/2 teaspoon butter flavor extract
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 cups ( 500 ml) organic whipping cream
* 1 cup (150 g) Haeth, English Toffee Bits
Combine the half and half, brown sugar and butter in a medium sized saucepan. Stir on medium heat until the mixture shows bubbles around the edges of the pan. Remove from heat and stir in the whipping cream. Chill in the fridge. Add the vanilla extract and butter flavor right before pouring the mixture into your ice cream maker. Freeze according to your ice cream maker’s direction. Add the toffee bits right before the ice cream is ready to be removed form the ice cream maker. Let it mix well. Serve.
Inspired by food.com.