Tuesday, September 8, 2009

these pretzels are making me thirsty

No, these pretzels didn’t make me thirsty. These pretzels made me very happy! They were brought to me by a friend that lives in the US, she carried the bag of chocolate dipped pretzels during her 6 week vacation so she could give them to me just on the last day before she went back to the US. How cool was that? I think I would have eaten them! But I’m really glad she didn’t!

Of course I’ve eaten most of them straight from the bag, but I’ve also used some to do an ice cream. And just for fun I decided I would add a swirl of dulce de leche to said ice cream. Just for fun, you know?! It tasted just like a candy bar! I could have named it “Chocolate covered pretzels with dulce de leche swirl ice crem”, but that’s a huge name, so went with “Candy bar ice cream”!

CANDY BAR ICE CREAM
  • 200 ml cream
  • 200 ml milk
  • 50 gr (1.8 oz) glucose
  • 80 gr (2.8 oz) sugar
  • 80 gr (2.8 oz) egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup dulce de leche
  • 1 cup chocolate covered pretzels, cut into chunks (or crushed)
Heat the cream, milk and the glucose almost until boiling point. In a bowl mix well the yolks and sugar. Slowly add the milk mixture to the yolks, always mixing so the yolks won’t curdle. Transfer everything to the pan again and heat on low, always mixing, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon but don’t let it boil. Pass thru a sieve and cool completely (preferably in an ice bath). Churn only when it’s fully chilled. Meanwhile crush or cut the pretzels. When the ice cream is ready to take out from the ice cream machine, add the pretzels and the dulce de leche (a teaspoon at a time), give it a couple of more turns just until the pretzels are evenly distributed and the dulce de leche starts forming nice swirls thru the ice cream.

In fact this wasn’t the only ice cream I did recently, I have 2 more to show you, so I guess September will be kind of “ice cream month” around here! Come back with your spoons pointed at the screen!

30 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Love the Seinfeld reference in the title, haha :-D


HOLY YUM ICE CREAM FLAVOR!!

Kerstin said...

Great idea to add them to ice cream - chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite treats!

Kat said...

Yum! that looks delicious. I have never had chocolate covered pretzels. They sound interesting.

Lisa said...

You always make the best treats.

Anh said...

This is such a great idea!

Bob said...

Oh man. That looks killer. I love chocolate covered pretzels, they are dangerous. ;)

Emily said...

Oh my... YES. This looks excellent. I love chocolate and pretzel together.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow.....yum idea...

Katrina said...

Come to me baby!

You did this just for me, didn't you! I mean seriously, I know you had me in mind while you were making this. Whaaa? You didn't.

I'm hurt. JK, but I am in love!

Now I need to try Candy Bar Ice Cream! See ya.

Caitlin said...

This looks AMAZING! I am a huge fan of chocolate and caramel dipped pretzels-throw in ice cream and it's over for me!

Dolce said...

Oh my, the candy bar ice cream looks to die for!!

Ingrid said...

Yum, that looks good. I used to be one of those that only liked vanilla with nothing added but I've seen the light. Now I'm all about different flavors and mix-ins! :)

Btw, that was very nice of your friend.
~ingrid

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

Two of my favorite things in ice cream!! That looks divine!

♥ mesa para 4 said...

E vens mesmo a tempo para o gelado, já que o calor is back again :) hummm delicioso :*

Colloquial Cook said...

You may very well just have managed to convince me to try them. I kept seeing them everywhere in NY and thinking about "pretzels and beer", and how odd it was that they should be chocolate-coated.
I'm reconsidering :-D

Gala said...

If I had an ice cream machine I would totally make this right now!!

Marta said...

Friends like that make life so much happier!
This looks great, very cute and festive!

Liz said...

Hee hee, your title cracks me up. I will always love Seinfeld. And your ice cream sounds delicious! Just what my ice cream-lovin hubby would enjoy!

Natalie said...

no I think it should sound 'These pretzels ARE making me thirsty' heheh

This ice cream looks fantastic. Mt favorite treat is actually chocolate covered pretzels, so I would love this!

the southern hostess said...

This looks so yummy, and I love the Seinfeld reference!

Jennifer said...

Hilarious reference!! This icecream sounds amazing!!!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

It's actually quite easy to make your own covered pretzels--you should try it sometime!

tastestopping said...

I love a post that references Kramer/Seinfeld right off the bat. I know I'm reading a post I'm going to like. And I did like it! Actually, the pretzels aren't making me thirsty, but your photos and recipe are making me hungry. There's still enough heat in the air to justify a turn of the ice cream maker!

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Palidor said...

Yowzers, that looks amazing! Even though it's morning here, I could go for a bowl of that ice cream right now!!

Suzana said...

A menina tem ideias tão fantásticas que quase me apetece chamar-lhe grande 'idiota'!! E também têm amigos muito bons. ;)

Bj enorme e saudoso

veron said...

Ah, pretzels and icecream, an adorable combination!

CookiePie said...

Oh YUM YUM YUM -- dulce de leche and chocolate-covered pretzels, all buried in luscious ice cream?? Yes please!!!

Cakebrain said...

Cover it in chocolate and I'm all over it. Add it to ice cream with dulce de leche and it's sheer heaven! That photo looks lickable!

Paula Pacheco said...

This seems very tasteful...I loved the recipe...hummmm!!!!
bjks
Paula

morgana said...

Jo, qué rico.

Yo creo que no habría aguantado. Seguro que los pretzel habrían estando todo el rato diciendo "estoy aquiiiiiií, cóoomemeeeeeee" y mi fuerza de voluntad no es precisamente fuerte. ;-)

El helado tiene una pinta... ¡¡ Uf !! Y yo sin postre...