Cinnamon Ice Cream

It certainly is starting to feel like spring! Maybe even more like summer — the temp got up to 90 here in CT earlier in the week. It’s been so great driving around with the windows down, ditching my jackets, and breaking out my summer wardrobe. Besides warmer temperatures, spring also marks the start of new beginnings — including the look of my blog! I’m very excited to reveal the new design to you all today, and would like to thank Ellie of Rainy Day Templates for her design and patience as I constantly debated the best color yellows (that’s a hard decision coming from me!) To celebrate the recent rise in temperatures and Sweet Tooth’s new look, I’ve made one of my favorite foods — cinnamon ice cream!

This was my second time utilizing my Kitchen Aid ice cream attachment and I’m still just as much in love with it as I was when I took my first taste of the homemade tart frozen yogurt. Making ice cream is quite simple — the ice cream machine does most of the work for you. It has been quite eye opening to see just how much fat and sugar go into making a batch of regular ice cream, but that hasn’t done much to deter my love affair with it. I just have to make sure to entertain my desires in small doses :) Like a spoonful or two here and there as I’m photographing…

I love anything and everything cinnamon. The taste found in this ice cream and many other cinnamon baked goods (cinnamon apple cider donut holes, cinnamon buttercream) as well as the artificial cinnamon flavor found in my absolute favorite candy, Hot Tamales. I love spicy, and although this ice cream isn’t “hot” by any means, you can definitely taste the cinnamon. It’s reminiscent of Ben and Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie ice cream, without any oatmeal cookies, but I could see how little bits of oatmeal cookies would make this concoction even more divine.

Of course you can add whatever makes you happy to this clean slate of cinnamon deliciousness. Currently, chocolate makes me happy, so I went to town:

I hope you have fun exploring my new template and I’d love to hear any feedback you have for me!

Cinnamon Ice Cream
Recipe from Erin Food Files

– 2 cups whole milk

– 1/2 cup granulated sugar

– 1/2 cup pure maple syrup

– 2 tsp ground cinnamon

– 2 cups heavy cream

– 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp salt

– Prepare an ice-water bath and set aside (make sure your ice cream maker and accessories are in the freezer!)

– Combine milk, sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan over medium heat

– Heat mixture, stirring occasionally, until it just begins to bubble and sugar has dissolved (6 to 8 minutes)

– Add cream, vanilla, salt, and stir

– Pour mixture into bowl and set in ice-water bath

– Allow mixture to cool in ice-water bath, stirring occasionally until completely cooled

– Cover and transfer to refrigerator, allowing it to cool overnight

– Prepare ice cream maker equipment, and pour mixture inside

– Run ice cream maker for about 30 minutes (time may vary depending on your machine, but just check on it until it reaches your desired consistency)

– The ice cream may still be quite soft, so place it in the freezer for a few hours to allow it to harden if desired

– Ice cream is best served within 3 days

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8 Responses to “Cinnamon Ice Cream”

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    the southern hostess — April 10, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    This look amazing! I love all things cinnamon.

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    Marthe — April 10, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

    Yum, cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors! Your ice cream looks amazing!

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    Daydreamer Desserts — April 11, 2010 @ 2:17 am

    Congrats on your new blog design, it looks fabulous! As does the ice cream mmm mmm mmm!

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — April 11, 2010 @ 5:04 am

    Cinnamon ice cream sounds just incredible. I didn’t know KitchenAid made an ice cream attachment – how cool! The new design looks terrific!

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    Memória — April 12, 2010 @ 4:51 am

    I love the shot of the cinnamon sticks and ice cream in the background!! This ice cream sounds amazing!

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    Erica — April 12, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

    Thank you everyone for such nice comments! And the ice cream is just as delicious as it looks :)

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    Amanda — September 13, 2010 @ 1:26 am

    Just made this tonight along with some apple crisp.
    The combo was fantastic!
    Well, I’ve been having problems with my ice cream maker and we’re impatient, so we didn’t actually get to “ice cream” consistency when we ate it. But, it still tasted great, and tomorrow it will be ice cream and I’m sure it’ll be just as good :)

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    Heather - Hopelessly Flawed — October 31, 2010 @ 6:25 pm

    I look forward to trying this! Cinnamon ice cream is my favorite, but the recipe I like the best calls for many, many eggs. It’s delicious but *so* bad for you! I tried one without eggs and it was not good, so I’ve still been looking for another. Thank you! I will report back after tasting!

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