Sour Cherry and Northern Lights Blue

This week is pretty plain and simple. You see, fresh tart/sour cherries aren’t something you come across very often, so when you do, you make ice cream with them. It crossed my mind to do a plain sour cherry ice cream, but you know? A few week’s back our family was doing some early evening power snacking; the kind where you put every kind of cheese, cracker, condiment, smoked fish, and bread out and go to town. Well, my favorite combo of the evening was a Cherry Black Ale jam from Serious Jam and blue cheese. And this is what brought me to this week’s flavor – Sour Cherry and Northern Lights Blue.

 

 

Sour Cherries - Barnard Farms, MISour Cherry Simmer DownSour Cherry Jam

 

 

 

 

 

The Seward Coop, our neighborhood haunt, has been carrying a small supply of Barnard Farm tart cherries for a few weeks, and as a said, I couldn’t resist, as they are available once a year if you’re lucky. For the ice cream, we pit the cherries, chop ’em, and make a nice little jam with sugar and a splash of lemon juice. We will layer the jam into the ice cream at the end of the churn.

 

 

Northern Lights Blue CheeseNorthern Lights Blue Cheese Crumbles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the blue cheese portion of the ice cream I choose to use Northern Lights Blue. It’s made in Minnesota by Joe Sherman at Northern Lights Cheese. This blue is of excellent quality and of the Roquefort style of blue. It’s pungent and creamy. I wanted a blue that was full flavored, as the ice cream will tone down its pungentness. The cheese is crumbled and mixed into the ice cream before layering in the jam.

 

 

Sour Cherry and Northern Lights Blue

 

 

 

Plain and simple – Sour Cherry and Northern Lights Blue. An ice cream gem that you’ll only find here at FrozBroz!

You can be one of two lucky winners of this fabulous, scratch made craft ice cream in our weekly pint giveaway. Enter your name in the comments section here, or on our facebook page under the posted contest. Two winners will be drawn randomly on Friday 8/29/14 at 4pm. Winners must be able to pick up locally. Prizes must be claimed by email within one week or we will redistribute. ūüôā Good luck!

 

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Sour Cream and Chive

I’ve been having a hard time containing my excitement for this week’s flavor for so many reasons.

We’ve talked for years about doing fully savory, non-sweet ice cream flavors but¬†had never quite figured out exactly how to present them. ¬†¬†I made the decision¬†earlier this summer that we couldn’t wait anymore. ¬†It was time to take a turn down this country road and see what we would find.

The world opened up when we came to the conclusion that this “obviously-not-a dessert” flavored dessert was exactly that. ¬†Not a dessert. ¬†Still following me? ¬†Ice cream as a condiment: this was where we found our traction.¬† ¬† This week’s flavor (and I’m sure there will be many like this to come) is meant to be served with or as an accent to something else – a snack, salad or main dish. I was instantly inspired by one of my favorite childhood (and adulthood) snacks – chips and dip. ¬†And, I’m in love with fresh summer chives. ¬†The thought of¬†dipping a potato chip into a scoop of cold, fresh sour cream and chive ice cream on a hot summer day was one I immediately wanted to capture. Shall we??

 

Sour Cream

Chive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT all starts with fresh summer chives picked straight from my backyard. ¬†Since we aren’t making a sweet dessert ice cream, the big difference is¬†in the amount (or lack thereof) of¬†sugar. ¬†We still use the same cream and eggs approach, but the sugar is reduced by about 97%. ¬†It still serves a purpose, but only to round out the flavor. ¬†The idea was to make a very clean tasting cream base so the chives and acidity of the sour cream could star.

ChivesSour Cream and Chive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We follow the same process as we do for all of our other flavors at this point Рthe chives are minced and steeped in the cream base during the cooking process.  The steep brings out the fresh chive flavor without cooking it too much.

Sour Cream and Chive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let me tell you – the end result is magical. ¬†It really is. ¬† The ice cream is very clean, not sweet at all –¬†a hint¬†of salt with a nice sour cream foundation and bright, fresh chive flavor. ¬†The real excitement came when I was able to serve it up to friends and witness their reactions. ¬†I scooped a couple of large scoops into a bowl and set it out with good quality potato chips for friends to dip in the super cold ice cream, just as I had imagined it. ¬†It was a hit, and one that I expect will have us venturing back into this territory soon – perhaps even offering some pints for sale at the shop in the near future. ¬†Ice Cream as a condiment – it’s¬†happening!

 

Sour Cream and Chive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
You can be one of two lucky winners of this fabulous, scratch made craft ice cream in our weekly pint giveaway. Enter your name in the comments section here, or on our facebook page under the posted contest. Two winners will be drawn randomly on Friday 8/15/14 at 4pm. Winners must be able to pick up locally. Prizes must be claimed by email within one week or we will redistribute. ūüôā Good luck!

 

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Sweet Corn with Jalapeno Honey

Onward to another variation of one of the season’s greatest offerings – sweet corn! This week we got a little help from our friends Rich and Angela, who a few weeks back, made my new favorite sweet corn combination, jalapeno honey butter. After tasting it and watching them make it, I knew we had work this combo into one of this season’s sweet corn flavors. So here it is, this week’s flavor – Sweet Corn with Jalapeno Honey

 

 

Sweet Corn - Peter's Pumpkins FarmSweet Corn - ShuckedSweet Corn Puree

 

 

 

 

 

As we did last week, we picked up our corn at the Midtown Farmers Market from Peter’s Pumpkins. The ultra-sweet bi-colored variety. Whatever they’re doing, they’re doing it right. I can eat this corn raw right off the cob. It’s that good! Oh, and I did. For the ice cream, the corn is pureed with a little cream, steeped in the ice cream base, and strained after the cooking process. It’s now ready to churn, but not before we make that jalapeno honey…

 

 

Jalapenos - Wisconsin GrowersRoasting JalapenosRoasted JalapenosNordeast Nectars HoneyJalapeno Honey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are organic jalapenos from the Wisconsin Growers Cooperative near Durand, WI. They’re perfect. We first roast them on charcoal grill with a little wood added for that subtly smoky wood fired flavor. The peppers are peeled, seeded and deveined before they’re pureed in a food processor with wildflower honey from Garden Farme in Ramsey, MN. Initially I wasn’t going to put any butter in this jalapeno honey because I thought it would probably get lost with all of the other flavors here, but in the end, I may have added a touch of brown butter to this jalapeno honey puree. Shhhhhhhh, don’t speak. We layer the jalapeno honey into the ice cream at the end of the churn.

 

 

Sweet Corn with Jalapeno Honey

 

Sweet corn ice cream of any variety is luxurious on a number of levels, and this my friends, is no different. In fact, it’s beyond luxurious. The sweet corn ice cream with the jalapeno honey provides an explosion of flavor and a true party in your mouth. And for those supportive CSI full share members, this flavor will be part of your August share.

On the bright side, if you’re not a Full Share member, you can be one of two lucky winners of this fabulous, scratch made craft ice cream in our weekly pint giveaway. Enter your name in the comments section here, or on our facebook page under the posted contest. Two winners will be drawn randomly on Friday 8/15/14 at 4pm. Winners must be able to pick up locally. Prizes must be claimed by email within one week or we will redistribute. ūüôā Good luck!

 

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Sweet Corn with Cinnamon Syrup

We’ve been enjoying variations of sweet corn ice cream in the month of August for quite awhile, and have no plans on ending that tryst anytime soon. ¬†Its definitely a flavor of ice cream that has caught on in recent years and when you have a good source for sweet corn, it pairs well with almost anything. ¬†We happen to be huge fans of the sweet corn from Peter’s Pumpkins at the Midtown farmers market – their consistently perfectly sweet and ripe corn is hard to beat and as good raw as cooked. ¬†It also makes great ice cream.

Sweet Corn - Peter's Pumpkins Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This ultra sweet corn is pureed with the cream and steeped into the base during the cooking process.

Sweet Corn - ShuckedSweet Corn Puree

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this week’s flavor, we’ve paired it with an old favorite – cinnamon syrup.

Ceylon Cinnamon

Cinnamon Syrup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flavor turned out to be something akin to fried ice cream, yet without any battering or frying. ¬†It’s summery, full of sweet corn flavor and accented wonderfully with a cinnamon syrup swirled throughout the pint.

Sweet Corn with Cinnamon Syrup

 

 

 

 

 

 
You can be one of two lucky winners of this fabulous, scratch made craft ice cream in our weekly pint giveaway. Enter your name in the comments section here, or on our facebook page under the posted contest. Two winners will be drawn randomly on Friday 8/8/14 at 4pm. Winners must be able to pick up locally. Prizes must be claimed by email within one week or we will redistribute. ūüôā Good luck!

 

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