One of the absolute best things to come out of making all of these ice cream flavors, is meeting local purveyors and farmers and relishing the fruits of their hard work. We are very lucky here in the midwest and we’ve made no secret about the joy it brings us to give these important people all of the credit we can, since our ice cream would be nothing without them. This week we’re featuring two of them, because they both deserve attention for their fantastic products.
Our affinity for breakfast flavors is no secret, so when we got our hands on this Seven Sundays Gourmet Muesli it was a given that we were going to make some ice cream with it. Seven Sundays makes some fantastic muesli and we’ve been enjoying to say the least. Greek yogurt and muesli are best friends, and our charred vanilla has nary an enemy. It was hard to go wrong with this one, and indeed it is a winner.
We first played around with oats in ice cream at the beginning of this year with our Oat w/ Maple Brown sugar and quickly found that the texture the starch from the oats provides the ice cream is really second to none in silkiness. The same principal applies with the “Original” muesli from Seven Sundays- except along with the oats are whole grain barley and rye, along with currants, pepitas, flax seeds, raisins, coconut, banana chips and more.
Greek Yogurt was a shoe in choice for our ice cream base, which isn’t a total yogurt base, but has enough yogurt to give it that signature acidity and keep the creaminess of regular cream as well. What makes this even better, is now you can buy Greek-Style Yogurt from Rochdale farms straight from our home state of Wisconsin. It is nothing short of incredible.
We also use our signature charred vanilla in this flavor to give it that vanilla punch that works so harmoniously with these flavor. The based is completed by a full steep of the muesli which brings out the starches we talked about before and takes on some of the flavors of the rest of the spices and flavors of the muesli. Our job is easy. During the churn we sprinkle some extra muesli into the base to provide a little extra texture to the bite.
And there you have it. A wonderfully silky charred vanilla greek yogurt ice cream speckled from a muesli steep and a sprinkle of muesli at the end.