When I was a little girl a favorite treat was a dixie cup of ice cream. There definitely weren’t 31 ice cream flavors or names like Cherry Garcia, Chubby Hubby or Chunky Monkey. In fact all I remember is vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. You got a little wooden spoon with which to eat the ice cream. It was one of the special things I remember from my childhood.
While many ice cream aficionados dictate a creme anglaise base made with cream and eggs, I feel the eggs mask the flavor of many ice creams. So most of mine are eggless as is this one.
This ice cream is not too sweet and has a twang thanks to the cream cheese and sour cream. The little specs of vanilla bean add the perfect balance . It is great eaten on its own or really good teamed with fruit pies, cobblers or crisps. Continue reading