It's true, you might have had fried ice cream or grilled ice cream, but this is really special. Smoked ice cream! Steven Raichlen stopped by Tonia's Kitchen to talk more about this unique and tasty dessert treat. It's a big part of his new cookbook, Project Smoke. Steven says this is actually the shocker of his book, but when you get the flavor of it, plain ice cream may never do again.
So how does it work? Steven told Tonia there's two main ways to smoke your ice cream, but both methods involved placing the ice cream in a bowl over another bowl of ice so it doesn't melt. The first way is to use a handheld smoker, of which Steven says a popular model is called "The Smoking Gun." Place hardwood sawdust in one end, and fire wood smoke in the rubber tube of the device. Cover the ice cream bowl with plastic wrap and fill it with smoke from the smoker. Let the smoke infuse for 5 minutes. Yum!
The second method, even simpler with the use of a kettle grill. Place unsoaked wood chips over the grill's coals, light the grill and then add the bowls of ice cream and ice on the griddle. Close the grill for 5 minutes and serve!
|1||quart high-quality ice cream in a flavor of your choosing|
|2||cups dry hardwood chips|