Tonight I had a great idea…homemade ice cream and caramel topping!!!
I got the ice cream going in our Cuisinart, and then made the caramel (I got my inspiration for the caramel from this post at The Nourished Kitchen, and tweaked it to be dairy free):
roughly 1 c. raw honey
Celtic sea salt
Combine in a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. I boiled for about 20 minutes or so, and I stirred periodically. I did not go by temp this time, so I don’t have a temp for you. It will cook way down and get thicker and…well…caramel colored.
I put it in a bowl to cool in the freezer so it would be ready when the ice cream was done. And that, folks, is where it all went South. I pushed the bowl in too hard to cram it into my very full freezer and some sloshed over the side. On my fingers. Yeah, ouch. And then some. Note to self – caramel on skin tends to solidify quickly. Especially when you run cold water over it. At least I can laugh about it now, although that might be the pain killer talking…
So…after coming home from the ER with my 3rd-degree-burned finger, the caramel was all ready to eat. The ice cream was a wash…put away in the fridge to try again another night. But man, was that caramel good. I ended up just scraping it out of the bowl in chunks. In a perfect world where one does NOT end up at the ER after a freak caramel accident, I would butter a pan and spread it out to cool in the fridge. But hey, this worked too. I sprinkled Celtic sea salt on the top as well. Not the prettiest pic I’ve ever taken, but you get the point. Everyone loved it around here…
And my safety lesson for the night is BE CAREFUL when making caramel. Put it to cool somewhere level and secure, keep your fingers and all other body parts out of it, and make sure your kids won’t get into it until it’s cooled off. And enjoy!!! 🙂
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