I'm currently on my way to becoming a chef - I still have a long way to go though.
I like fooling around with weird combinations of ingredients and molecular structure.
so today my mom came around with 2 pounds of dry ice, and I decided to make ice cream with it.
bacon and banana it is
I have a video up, and I am editing it so you can hear some nice music instead of me and my mom chatting, lol.
it is recorded with my iPhone, so I need to flip it(which is in process already).
here's what you need:
- dry ice
(I have no precise measures, taste it while you assemble it)
how to do it:
you put milk and sugar in a pot.
while it gets to the boiling point, you cook the bacon on a pan.
you will want to make the bacon have a gold-brown color, but not cooked so hard that it is stiff.
when the bacon is done, you take it and put it in the pot with milk and sugar, so you can extract the bacon flavor while boiling the sugar and milk together.
tip: scrape off the excess bacon fat from the pan into the milk
you let it simmer for about 5-6 minutes.
while it simmers, you take eggs(~2 eggs to 500ml of milk) and whisk them together with a fork.
peel banana(s)(I used one) and cut it in chunks into the milk.
tip: use a hand blender in the pot, to quickly mush the bananas(you can wait a little and use a whisk to mush it out).
let the banana simmer in the pot for about 3 minutes.
pour the eggs in and heat them just until they start scrambling, then pull it off the stove and pour it through a sieve., so that you get chunks and whatnot out of the ice cream mass.
you are now ready to apply dry ice.
do NOT fool around with dry ice, it is -78 degrees celcius, it will freeze-burn your skin.
put it in little by little and stir until you get the consistency you want.
I chose to get mine nice and creamy because I want to save it for later, but for immediate serving, you want to freeze it harder.
the result will taste mainly like banana, but have a suddle taste of bacon afterwards
my next project will be liquorice-raspberry ice cream.