NAEN: Buttered Almond Bourbon Ice Cream
NAEN stands for No Additional Equipment Needed/Necessary. I have 2 ice cream makers and I AIN’T use either one. I didn’t feel like freezing bowls or going out in below zero temperatures to find rock salt.
One day I was watching The Cooking Channel and this woman was making coffee ice cream without eggs and an ice cream maker. The woman is Nigella Lawson and her show is “Nigellissima”. I am not a fan of coffee ice cream so I decided to use her technique, but with a different flavor.
I had almonds and liquor. I chose bourbon from the bar. How can I go wrong with almonds and bourbon?
And I didn’t go wrong. I think this will be my go to method for making ice cream.
Buttered Almond Bourbon Ice Cream
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup unsalted almonds (slivers or crushed)
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup bourbon
ONEMelt butter in a skillet at medium heat.
TWOAdd almonds to melted butter. Stir for about 2 to 3 minutes. Set to the side. Allow to cool.
THREEAdd heavy cream to a medium bowl. Whip heavy cream until soft peaks are formed. The mixture will thicken.
FOURIn a separate large bowl, combine buttered almonds, bourbon, and condensed milk.
FIVEFold in whipped heavy cream into bowl with buttered almonds, bourbon, and condensed milk.
SIXPack mixture into an airtight freezer container. TIP: I reused plastic pint containers that I had saved. For the leftover mix, I used freezer safe storage bowls.
SEVENFreeze for at least 6 hours. I froze mine overnight.