[Sca-cooks] Ice Cream, or, Making a pig of myself ;-) OOP

Lilinah lilinah at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 11 14:41:26 PDT 2007

Phlip wrote:
>This tells me, btw, that this is a good base recipe for ice cream, so,
>being inclined to experiment (and having had Rob promise me to bring
>home 3-4 bags of ice for the machine) I think I'm going to finally try
>to make the curry ice cream I've been thinking about, ever since I saw
>one of the guys make it on Iron Chef.
>Same recipe as above, except instead of coffee I intend to use a good
>dollop of Red Thai Curry Paste. I intend to mix it up with some butter
>at a low heat (this type of curry paste requires fat to dissolve),
>then mix that with some heavy cream, and use all that to make the
>custard, as described above.

I've bought high-end commercial curry ice cream, made by Vosges Haut Chocolat:
My local Whole Foods sells it. I liked it and i'd buy it again

It uses a yellow curry of some sort as the flavor base and included 
both cow's and coconut milk. I've tried all their flavors except the 
Wattleseed and it's too cold here now to eat ice cream. The Pandan 
was disappointing. See, i'm a real fan of pandan, a leaf which is 
used to flavor sweets in Indonesia and much of the rest of Southeast 
Asia. But the chocolate just overpowered it.

I'd be inclined to not use a standard purchased Thai kaeng paet (i 
prefer to use the Thai terms, since the word "curry" is so 
misunderstood and misused by Americans). Now i love garlic, and a 
garlicy ice cream doesn't turn me off, and i love shrimp paste (my 
mouth waters every time i smell it cooking, due to living in 
Indonesia for a few years), but if it were me, i'd rather start with 
fewer ingredients, and adjust them as necessary. Will you be making 
your own kaeng paet paste?

On the other hand, i think that kaeng paet would be much better than 
kaeng kiew warn, the Thai green paste, although a net search turns up 
some place making that, too.

If you need some recipes for kaeng paet, i've got several books 
written by Thai chefs (including one who worked for the Thai royal 
family), so i'd be happy to share.

Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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