This week we’re throwing y’all a curve ball. The fruits are coming, but we’re taking a little hiatus while the berries ripen a bit more. Instead of local produce in our ice cream, this week we’re going to feature a few other wonderful local products to the Minneapolis area with our Honey Churro with Cajeta. Check it out…
Originally I was going to simply pair up a honey ice cream base with a cajeta caramel, but as I kept thinking about it, churros popped into my head…churro infusion! That’s it! These churros are from Marissa’s Bakery on the corner of 28th St and Nicolett Ave in South Minneapolis. Marissa’s has the mother load of all salty and sweet breads and pastries ascended from Mexico. The fried churros are perfectly crunchy, yet tender and sweet. We chop them up and toss them into our ice cream base to steep. After the steep, the churros are strained out and we add a little Beez Kneez Honey to sweeten it up. The Beez Kneez is a Minneapolis company on a mission to produce healthy hives, educate people about bees, and also deliver their honey to willing buyers. Check them out, if you haven’t heard of them already.
Now that our honey churro base is ready to spin, we start making the cajeta. Cajeta is a caramel made with goat milk and a touch of cinnamon. This week we’re using Poplar Hill goat milk from Scandia, MN. The milk, sugar and a cinnamon stick are simmered down for a few hours until a golden caramel has formed. The cinnamon stick is strained out, and the cajeta is cooled. The cajeta has a beautiful silky texture and subtle, yet recognizable, flavor of goat milk. The cajeta is layered into the pints during packaging.
This week’s curve ball – Honey Churro with Cajeta. Available to our Full Share CSI members as part of their July share.
If you’re not a Full Share memeber, 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 7/18/14 at 4pm. Winners must be able to pick up locally. Prizes must be claimed by email within one week or we will redistribute. 🙂 Good luck!