TWD: Cinnamon Honey Icecream

TWD: Cinnamon Honey Icecream

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Meddling with recipes can be a precarious especially when its based one, sooo good such as Dorie Greenspan's recipe for Vanilla Icecream. Thank goodness, the story has a fairytale ending with my rendition of Cinnamon Honey icecream sweeping me off my feet on a handsome white horse. Served on the hot chocolate fondant cake (recipe from Global Baker by Dean Brettschneider) and a crisp honey florentine to match the sticky theme, this made for the perfect after dinner indulgence. With icecream that delicious, I'm seriously contemplating the purchase of a cuisinart icecream maker with inbuilt refrigeration in order to speed up the process till I get my salt-licked tongue on a spoonful of glorious cold and creamy cloud of fantasy. Should I?

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Now then, why honey and cinnamon you may ask? Whilst turning the cabinets topsy turvey looking for a container sturdy enough to withstand the torrential blows of the beaters as I manually churned my icecream slush periodically out of the freezer. ah.. darn the sweet efforts in producing this heavenly pint of icecream I fished out a jar of cinnamon infused honey that I had purchased from the honey farm in Tasmania during my recent trip. Sited in the rural outskirts of Tasmania in small town Chudleigh, one would definitely not think of the farm as a tourist destination but in actual fact, the boyfriend and I made a special trip there after a restful night's sleep at Mole Creek.

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With a guarantee that you'll find 'all things honey'; I was bewildered by the immense variety of honey the farm retail shop had the offer. From the health beneficial manuka honey to the more upscale bee pollen and royal jelly to the less conventional and peculiar spread of spice and fruit infused honey such as strawberry honey and pistachio honey. Honestly, the range was the cause of my dropped jaw and popped eyes most of the time during my stay. With puckered lips, I dipped, sampled, swooned; jar after jar after jar. Till I started to develop a minor toothache headache from having to choose a few bottles to bring home to Singapore. Caution: bag weight limit in mind.

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After working my way thru the interactive beehive and static displays in the in-house museum; Did you know that queen bees mate in the air? oops... that was unneccessary huh? I finally settled on the blue gum, hazelnut honey, vanilla infused honey and cinnamon infused honey which I proudly feature in my rendition of this week's TWD! With gentle hints of cinammon throughout the woody slush of a honey jar, I was sure it would be a perfect addition to the custard mixture, alongside a stick of cinnamon thrown in for goodluck and a dash of vanilla extract; it churned out to be almost perfect. So on a side note to all travelling to Tasmania, do make a stop over at the honey farm, definitely an entertaining and SWEET spot for everyone in the family! Did i mention that the homemade honey icecream there is gorgeous as well?

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Thanks Lynne of Cafe LynnyLu for picking out the recipe. I'll be making many batches of this in the future for certain. Visit Tuesdays with Dorie to check out other renditions of this week's challenge!

19 comments:

Cakelaw said...

What a great flavour choice Sihan! Glad you liked your Oz honey. Double points for making this by hand!!

Clivia said...

Cinnamon-infused honey. Oh my. Sounds heavenly. I'm loving all the variations people have found for this recipe.
Definitely get the small Cuisinart ice cream maker.

chocolatechic said...

Hot chocolate fondant cake?

Oh...my.

PheMom said...

That cake looks amazing and your ice cream looks dreamy!

pinkstripes said...

Cinnamon honey ice cream sounds wonderful. YUM.

myfamousrecipe said...

That dessert looks phenomenal. Warm chocolate dessert is my absolute favorite with ice cream. Great job!

SUGAR B said...

Your blog is so much fun! Love it!

And that ice cream and molten cake?! WOW, the perfect pairing. I love your creativity with cinnamon and honey!

I can sit here and stare at these pictures ALL DAY!

Yum-tastic!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

sounds wonderful!!

Heather said...

What a gourmet icecream you have there! I wish I could have some now.

jillbert said...

Cinnamon honey sounds so good - but your ice cream on top of the chocolate cake sounds even better!

Katrina said...

Whoa to the cake and ice cream! De-lish!

TeaLady said...

Honey CINNAMON!!! Fantastic. I didn't know they made that. Looks delicious.

Yes, You NEED an ice cream maker. I bought mine on ebay and it has worked perfectly for years.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Yours does look fabulous! The flavor sounds great, especially with the chocolate cake!

I just posted mine, finally lol.

The Food Librarian said...

Wow! This looks great! What wonderful flavors it must be!!!

Pamela said...

Sounds amazing and your photos are intoxicating!

Lillian said...

Wow -- that's the second cinnamon version I've seen. Guess I'd better try it that way soon!

Amanda said...

What a fabulous post!! Your ice cream looks amazing!

Jacque said...

Oh my, I suddenly have a burning desire to visit Tasmania!

Or make some cinnamon honey ice cream... that might be a little more afforadable.

Your ice cream looks wonderful!

Lynnylu said...

A lovely post and such decadent ice cream. Thanks for making my TWD pick.