Posts Tagged ‘ice cream’

Sep

29

2014

Blackberry Lime Ice Cream

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Blackberry Lime Ice Cream 2 - The Duo Dishes

Be sure to “like” this blog’s Facebook page, and follow the photo trail on Twitter and Instagram.Ice cream doesn’t pop up on this site often, but every time it does, it’s a good one. The previous recipes were all Philadelphia-style–eggless, quick-mix ice creams that come together relatively quickly. This one here is the French-style egg-based custard that results in a thicker, heavier, creamier treat. Both styles are good, allowing you to experiment with ingredients as you please. But it’s the French-style, stovetop ice cream that will remind you of your favorite, decadent dessert from the neighborhood ice cream parlor. This sweet made an appearance at a recent evening soiree, and thanks to one cheat ingredient, it will be easy enough to prepare well into the fall and winter.

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Jul

9

2012

Add A Few Veggies To Your Dessert

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Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Pickled Beet and Strawberry Sauce

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Goat Cheese Ice Cream & Beet Sauce - The Duo Dishes

Rising to a challenge is something that we both enjoy. We signed on to participate in this round of KitchenPLAY fully knowing that the key ingredient would be Aunt Nellie’s baby whole pickled beets. As we waited to find out the assigned course, Amir and I plotted our course of attack. When we received the email that said dessert was our chosen path, I had a mild panic attack. I love beets, but in a dessert? Uncertainty struck. During our planning process, I repeatedly asked, “Um, what are we going with beets in a dessert?” Amir remained fairly calm, but I bet he was racking his brain too. We had officially been entered into the battle round with a tricky ingredient!

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Oct

10

2011

Please Make An Exception

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Blueberry Almond Ice Cream

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Blueberry Almond Ice Cream - The Duo Dishes

It is October, and we have the audacity to post an ice cream recipe. A blueberry ice cream recipe, no less! What can we say? It was a busy, busy summer of fun activities and food, and a couple of things fell by the wayside. Posting this recipe for you was one of those things. Good reason would tell us that fresh blueberries are nowhere to be found right now, so why would we tell you to make this? Well, the main reason is because frozen blueberries will do this time. It’s the cheater’s way of getting around nature’s produce schedule. If you live here in Los Angeles, you know that the days are still sunny and somewhat warm, so spooning up a cold treat is not out of the question. If you are somewhere on the East coast, you may be cursing us, pining for the days of June and July that have come and gone. You know that ice cream will make you feel better, right? For that reason alone, you’ll find yourself eating blueberry ice cream well into December.

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Sep

5

2011

Your Lazy Fast Pass

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Strawberry White Balsamic Ice Cream

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Strawberry and White Balsamic Vinegar Ice Cream - The Duo Dishes

Today seemed like a good day to talk about ice cream. Not because of the holiday and not because of the summer weather. Mostly because there hasn’t been an ice cream post on this site in the longest time. Last August, there was a Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Cups based on one of Alton Brown’s recipes. That one was rich, smooth and creamy due to the chocolate of course, but also half a dozen egg yolks. Just imagine. This summer, there have been a few successful ice creams churned in the kitchen that do not include eggs. Yes, you can whisk together an eggless ice cream base in seconds, churn it in minutes and eat it not long afterwards. It is the best way to have homemade ice cream in no time if you’re feeling somewhat lazy. Surely, someone knows that being lazy can result in glorious results.

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Aug

9

2010

Dusting It Off

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Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Cups

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Dusting It Off

We both have automatic ice cream makers ready to go in our cabinets. Up until now, though, they’ve been just been chilling on the shelves, collecting dust. We were so excited when we each got ours, but after churning one or two varieties of homemade ice cream, for whatever reason the batches just stopped coming. Recently, we’ve come to our senses, brushed off the gadgets, rolled up our sleeves and got to work. It’s summertime for crying out loud! We could be enjoying homemade frozen yogurts, fresh sorbets, and endless ice cream flavors. No more excuses.

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Jun

17

2010

Mandy’s Test Kitchen

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Caramel Rolls

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Mandy’s Test Kitchen

When you hear about a family recipe that makes time stop and your mouth immediately water, you are convinced that you must see how it’s done. A good friend said her family’s traditional recipe for caramel rolls were the best breakfast (or maybe even dessert) in the world, so it was time to shine our Guest Test Kitchen spotlight in her direction. Mandy is a girl who normally eats in a healthy fashion, runs and bikes along the beach and generally maintains a great balance between enjoying food and living life. But it appears even the most balanced person can tip around caramel rolls! You be the judge. Or maybe we will if she offers to make another batch!

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May

6

2010

Just Sweet Enough

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Caramelized Pineapples

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Just Sweet Enough

Summer isn’t quite here yet, but the weather’s very strange right now, so most of us probably feel like we missed half of the spring season. Under these strange circumstances, let’s pretend that we are now well into summer. The hot, hazy days feel great when you end them with a light dessert. Pineapples are great on their own, but they could always use a little something to spice them up. One technique that truly makes the sweet nature of a pineapple sing is the flambé. Dash a bit of liquor over a hot flame, and you’ll have caramelized pineapples for everyone to enjoy.

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May

25

2009

Not Just for Entertainment

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Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

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Not Just for Entertainment

It’s true: we love watching The Food Network just as much as the next foodie.  You’re flipping through the channels, and next think you know Tyler Florence is making crab cakes.  Omg, they look so good!  What kind of spices does he use?  Does he bake  or fry?  We gotta know!  Mainly, so when we make them ourselves (which will probably happen that same night), and so we can add our own Duo specialness to them (no offense Tyler–sure yours are bangin’ though).  Who doesn’t like watching Paula add a stick of butter to everything?  Or see Ina bust out her Kitchen Aid?  That’s all well and good, but there’s really only one reason to watch these personalities for us–the food!  If you’re not going to cook it, what’s the point?  And watching Food Network just gets us so excited to cook whatever it is they’re cookin’ on the TV.  It’s only a matter of time before seeing all the fresh, savory, beautiful foods sizzle, pop, and shine before the television is clicked off and the cooking apron is tied on.  That’s right.  We use aprons, and they’re monogrammed too.

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