Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Key Lime Pie Dream Ice Cream [sans pictures]

There’s something you should know about me…

I get ridiculously excited over cooking up something new. Excited to the point where I think about it constantly and it’s almost all I can talk about. It’s a miracle I still have friends and family speaking to me at this point.

A while back, my grandma acquired some mysterious lemon-looking things that were labelled as limes. I asked about them, but seeing as she didn’t know anything about them I set out on an Internet quest to find out what they were. It turns out that they were fully ripe key limes. I for one was beyond excited and got to recipe hunting to see what I could make with them. My sister recommended key lime pie, but I wanted something different.

Something else you should know about me…I don’t particularly like citrus flavoured things. Orange juice is one of my favourites, but I can’t honestly say I like anything lemony or limey unless it’s Skittles or gummy bears (and believe me, when I realized I liked those Skittles, I thought I was turning over a new leaf.)

Anyway, on my hunt I came across a recipe for Key Lime Pie Dream Ice Cream and it struck me as perfect. I proceeded to ask around to see if people would actually eat it if I made it and everyone seemed willing to give it a try. If anything, I have a couple friends who are crazy about citrus-y stuff and would be more than willing to take it off my hands.

I followed the recipe exactly except I used half heavy cream and half low fat coconut milk instead of regular old half and half hoping I could get a coconutty undertone. The flavour from the milk wasn’t strong enough so I think next time (yes, next time. In the near future, I assure you) I’ll use half coconut cream and half coconut milk and hopefully that’ll do the trick. Oh, and I didn't use any ginger, limoncello, or lime zest but it turned out lovely anyway. Very rich and almost too sweet, a couple small scoops are more than enough to satisfy any sweet craving you have going on.

Sorry for the lack of photographic evidence. The only camera I usually have on me is my ultralame sidekick camera. So I promise the next time I make this, I’ll be sure to take plenty of pictures. I've got a few other frozen sweetstuffs stashed in the freezer I'll be sure to take pictures of and post about in the next few days.


Megan said...

mmm...sounds delicious!

The Durstelers said...

Ness! You finally posted! YAY! I am on a cookie kick, so today I am making some oatmeal cookies. I wish i could lend you my camera...move to UTAH! oh wait, I am already moving that is redundant. haha
I MISS YOU. and I am glad you didnt make a key lime pie from fresh key limes. Although it tastes amazing, imagine hand squeezing 58 of those buggers. That is how many it took for me to make ONE key lime pie for Joey. Oh, And if you are ever in the neighborhood for making pies, call me and I will give you my perfected crust recipe. (I was on a pie kick earlier)


Lady P said...

oh you are killing me here - I love anything limo/lemeno tasting !!