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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Scooping Tiramisu

Our Sunday Slow Scooping challenge this week is Tiramisu. Krista made this her choice, after reading 'The Perfect Scoop' cover to cover. I am glad she did!

Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts. I posted a traditional tiramisu recipe before my trip to Italy. Now I have to admit... the ice cream is much easier!

Tiramisu Ice Cream
2 cups mascarpone
1 cup half & half
2/3 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 cup kahlua
3 Tbs dark rum
Mocha Ripple
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup strong coffee
6 Tbs cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla

To make the mocha ripple- Whisk together the sugar corn syrup coffee and cocoa in a sauce pan over medium heat until it starts to bubble. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Put in the fridge to cool before using.

For the ice cream- Pour the mascarpone, half & half, sugar, salt, kahlua, and rum together in a blender. Mix until smooth. Chill thoroughly in the fridge

Freeze in the ice cream maker. As you remove it from the machine, layer with Mocha Ripple.

The only problem I had was that my cream didn't freeze in the machine... could be the amount of alcohol and the fact that I may have tipped a little much. I put it in the freezer in a plastic container and it froze perfectly after several hours.
This is a fantastic dessert, served with lady fingers, much like the tiramisu I enjoyed in Italy. I will be making this ice cream again... in fact I may never soak ladyfingers and layer mascarpone again!
Y'all enjoy!


Deborah said...

Sandi, I've been waiting and waiting for your blog entry for this week. :grin: And I agree, why bother with making traditional Tiramisu ever again?

Jerry said...

I agree with you - why make the more labour intensive tiramisu again? LOL

Sandi McBride said...

Passing this onto Evil Sister...she lived in Italy for several years and often talks about the desserts she learned to love there...I'm sure she'll love this one

justabeachkat said...

Oh Sandi! How in the world do you keep the weight off? I'm gaining just visiting you!!! That looks wonderful! Pass me a spoon.


Kristen said...

I never once thought about tiramisu ice cream. What a genius idea! Looks wonderful.

Sally said...

O.M.G.! Does that look/sound good!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Deborah~ it is fun to see what everyone comes up with.
Jerry~ This was so much better!
Sandi~ Y'all girls do get around!
Kat~ There-in is the problem. I watch the food network while I pedal the bike.
Sally~ it is lickinlicious.

Sandy said...

OH YUMMY! Gonna have to save that one and make it soon!
Have a fabulous week.

Nancy said...

HMMMM, that looks good! Nancy

kari and kijsa said...

Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts. Your words have been a blessing and your prayers so very welcomed. Thank you for lifting us up during this time.

kari & kijsa

artgirlATL said...

I just LOVE Tiramisu! This sounds great.

joan said...

Tiramisu is my very favorite and as an ice cream it sounds delish!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

K&K~ you girls have gone through a lot. I'm glad to see you back again!
Atl Girl & Joan~ I promise it is almost better than the real thing

bj said...

Wow...this sounds sooooooo good.
It is just breakfast time here in West Texas but I wish I could have THIS, right now!

Kim said...

Nothing like an ice cream version of Tiramisu, looks absolutely divine!

Darius T. Williams said...

You fat as I am and as much food as I like - I hate tiramisu. Ain't that a shame?


Lori Lynn said...

Sounds delicious. Very creative. I like to take traditional ingredients and give them a twist. And how can you beat the ingredients in tiramisu?

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

BJ~ coffee... for breakfast. It's perfect!
Kim~ it is the best of both.
DariusT~ More for the rest of us. so sorry.
Lori Lynn~ that is what makes it so yummy.

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