Since it’s finally starting to get warm out this spring (I’m trying not to think about/not count the awesome 80 degree days we had in March), I am in the mood for some serious ice cream. Rochester has this place called Abbott’s which is frozen custard instead of ice cream and let me tell you, it sure is delicious! My favorite ice cream is a kind called Bananaberry from a small shop in New Hampshire called “King Kone”. Whenever I go home to visit my parents, I always insist that we take a trip to King Kone. I also very much enjoy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup sundaes from Friendly’s.
Now that I am making my mouth water, did you know that there is a whole page with instructions for how to make an ice cream sculpture? I’ll admit, when I was little I did play with my food, but there is no way I was this advanced! I wouldn’t want to make an ice cream sculpture now because I feel like the effort I put in would make the sculpture too awesome to eat, but then I would be losing out on the deliciousness of the ice cream! However, if you do want to try making an ice cream sculpture, instructions are below from ehow.com.
How to Make an Ice Cream Sculpture
By an eHow Contributor
Shape favorite flavors of ice cream into a whimsical sculpture for any special event. Your only limitations are your creativity and imagination. However, work quickly and use the help of a freezer before the malleable ice cream soon becomes a melted mess. Does this Spark an idea?
1. Create a picture or drawing of a subject to use as a template for the ice cream sculpture. Calculate the size of the sculpture based on each quart of ice cream serving 3 to 4 people.
2. Set up a kitchen work station with a container of boiled water, an ice cream scoop, a chef’s knife, a chilled tray and different flavors of hard ice cream according to the colors of the desired sculpture.
3. Dip the ice cream scoop into the boiled water and quickly remove. Use the scoop to shave out the first flavor of ice cream needed onto the chilled tray. Continue to scoop ice cream onto the tray until there is enough to mold.
4. Cut and mold the ice cream into shapes using the chef’s knife. Dip the scoop or chef’s knife into the boiled water when switching between different ice cream flavors.
5. Place the tray with the shaped ice cream back into the freezer approximately every 5 minutes, in increments of 7 minutes, to help the ice cream retain its form. Remove tray from the freezer. Repeat the process of scooping and molding the ice cream.
6. Embellish the dimensions and texture of the sculpture with candies, cookies, fruit, nuts, cake decorations or any edibles. Select items that compliment the sculpture and ice cream flavors. Replace back into the freezer until ready to serve.
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