What better way to begin Friday with some liqueured ice cream? I’d cheers to that! With barely enough sleep last night, all I can think about is having this amaretto ice cream to aid with sleep deprivation.
Because I’m literally taking a red flight out to be with the Husband. In Arkansas. Sounds fun? We’ll have to wait and watch.
I don’t know about you, but as soon as I hit 30s, sleep is now an issue. There isn’t a day that goes by without a peaceful sleep. I assumed taking a short break from blogging would help me get through it — but that didn’t prove to be the right solution.
Perhaps its genetic? My mom went through similar symptoms. Nothing worrisome, but I guess my daily 8 hours of snoozing isn’t a privilege anymore.
Not sure if adding a little amaretto liqueur would aid in sleep deprivation. I’d love to think so 😉
- 4 cups of 2% (low fat) milk
- 1 whole vanilla bean, slited
- 1/8 cup sugar
- 6 small egg yolks
- pinch of salt
- 4 tsp amaretto liqueur
- 1/2 cup crushed amaretti cookies
- Make sure ice cream bowl is in the freezer 24 hours before beginning the process.
- Add milk and vanilla bean into a large saucepan. Heat milk on medium-low for a few minutes, until milk is hot not simmering.
- Meantime, whisk sugar and egg yolks in a large bowl. Whisk until yolks are slightly pale in color (about 2 minutes).
- Using a measuring cup, gently temper the egg yolk mixture with hot milk while whisking, vigorously.
- Add tempered egg mixture into the same milk saucepan and cook it on medium-low until thickens. This should take about 15 minutes or so. Stir custard every now and then to avoid burn.
- Once custard is thicken to desired consistency, remove from heat. Strain custard through a fine mesh sieve.
- Allow custard to slightly cool before adding a pinch of salt and amaretto liqueur. Bring custard to room temperature and refrigerate to chill for a few hours.
- Add chilled custard into chilled ice cream bowl and churn ice cream according to makers instructions. Add crushed amaretti cookies half-way into the churning process.
- Freeze ice cream for a few hours to set.
- Remove ice cream from the freezer for a few minutes before serving. Serve ice cream topped with more amaretti cookies.
Question of the day: do you have any tips or tricks to help a sleep deprived blogger? Can I ever get back my 8 hours of beauty sleep?
Since I’m clearly hooked onto amaretto, let me just warn you that there’s another amaretto inspired dessert coming soon. And its even better, I promise 😀
Have a great weekend!!