I love ice cream as much as I love Snickers. Since I like to spoil myslef rotten when it comes to food, I decided to make something that combines both. Sounds good,no? Well it certainly was! The only regret I had was, not making enough! The contents of our ice cream can is getting undeniably less every morning when I wake up. I have a feeling, there's a sleepwalker or should I say sleep-eater in our home. That or we have a greedy rat with big teeth, elongated arms that knows how to open the fridge but doesn't know how to wash used spoons. The culprit muss learn to hide the evidences or at least do the dishes.(^_^). Since DNA test is still on the way, I might as well refill our cans and use my ice cream maker to the point of exhaustion!
Vanilla Ice Cream with Snickers
In a saucepan, heat 400 ml of cream, 350 ml of milk, 200 g of caster sugar and 1/4 tsp salt. When bubbles starts to appear at the edges of the pan, take it out from the heat. Split one Vanilla pod open and scrap out the seeds . Put it into the mixture together with the pod. Put the pan back into the heat ( low) and let it simmer gently for few minutes while stirring constantly . Remove pan from the heat and cool slightly. Meanwhile, beat 3 eggyolks in a big mixing bowl until pale and thick.
Carefully pour about a cup of warm cream mixture into eggyolks while whisking constantly. After tampering the eggyolks, add the rest of the cream . Whisk thoroughly until well combined. Put the mixture back into the saucepan and let it simmer under low heat for 5 minutes until custard thickens. Be sure to keep that whisk rolling.
You'll know that the custard is ready when it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Cool the cream completely before transfering it to your ice cream maschine. Use maschine as instructed by the manufacturer.
Fifteen minutes before the ice cream in done, I added in 4 pieces of chopped snickers into the mixture. To avoid the chocolate and caramel from melting, I put these chocolate bits in the fridge to keep its shape. Take the ice cream out from the maschine and put in a container and freeze for several hours . You might need to thaw it for a couple of minutes before serving.
If you like ice cream and snickers like I do, I'm sure you will love this too!