No team left behind….


So after I made ice cream for Danny Briere(and the Flyers) I got a few comments and a few emails as to where was the love for MY hockey team, the Calgary Flames? Where was MY ice cream representing MY team?
This was actually harder than I thought it was going to be. I had quite the list going on of various flavor combinations and mix ins. But when it came down to it, I needed something simple. The Flames are a fairly simple team, rarely getting fancy, just the usual try and score and knock a few people down on the way to doing that.
If it had not been so muggy here, I would have made these cookies that are like thin brownies that I would have chopped up and thrown in there instead of the chopped semi-sweet, but the chocolate was just fine. If you make this ice cream, it will not be that neon yellow color you are seeing…that was achieved after many additions of yellow food coloring. I left that out, for as it pains me to think that people are not wanting to run out and make Flames Cup Winning Ice Cream, I am a realist and know that you will probably just be making white chocolate ice cream with dried cherries and chocolate. Sigh.
If you are a Flames fan, I am sure you are rejoicing at the fact that our Iggy has chosen to stay for another 5 years on the Red Mile. If you are not a Flames fan, I am talking about Jerome Iginla…the Flames captain and darn close to the world’s most perfect hockey player and all around nice guy(off the ice :P).
There you go. I know my updates have been few and far between(sorry), but I still can’t really stand on my ankle for long periods of time…so I am looking for things that I can make while sitting down. Hopefully, both the weather and my ankle will soon start to cooperate so that I can get on with my blogging.

Flames Cup Winning Ice Cream

1 1/2 cups  milk 
1-1/2 cups  whipping cream 
4 egg yolks 
1/3 cup granulated sugar 
 Pinch salt 
4 bars (100 g each) good-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt), chopped
1/4 tsp  vanilla 

mix ins:
chopped dried cherries, about ½ cup
½ cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate

In saucepan, heat together milk and cream over medium heat until tiny bubbles form around edge. Remove from heat.

In large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar and salt; slowly whisk in cream mixture. Return to pan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 8 minutes.

Add white chocolate and vanilla; whisk until smooth. Strain into bowl. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate until cold, about 1-1/2 hours. Freeze in ice-cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions. Remove from freezer bowl into a mixing bowl and fold in cherries and semi-sweet chocolate. Place into a freezer friendly container and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.

Adapted from: Canadian Living Magazine: August 2006


  1. bluezebra says:

    Seriously beautiful stuff on your site. Thanks for sharing! And I could see doing the neon yellow ;) …for Easter! :D eh?

  2. Now, I don’t follow hockey, but I would make this ice cream yellow because it looks like more fun that way!!

  3. Such a smart move, all this ice cream, when the weather is just so ridiculously hot. Another great ice cream for another great team.

  4. Natalie says:

    mmm, it looks delicious! i’m planning on buying an ice cream maker as soon as i can find one for a relatively good price :-P.

  5. The team should be overjoyed…this is wicked good looking. I’d go with the yellow…much more interesting. Weather report says you should be getting cooler by tomorrow…yee ha!

  6. Woah, check that creaminess out!

  7. Hey Pea! Sounds like a winning combination to me – the Flames should be flattered!

  8. Bless you! I can’t make this because I don’t have an ice cream maker. But I will admire it from afar. Go Flames!

  9. Looks really, really good, Gracie. I like the yellow color so I’d go for it if I had an icecream machine. =)

    Hope your ankle feels better soon!


  10. I’ve never thought of adding food coloring to ice cream. Novel idea! I’d make it pink…. you know, to go with the cherries? Cuteness.

  11. Your ice cream looks so heavenly delicious. yum yum

  12. You can just keep on making ice cream all summer long, I love it.

  13. Gosh, I wish people would stop posting all this fabulous ice cream… I don’t have an ice cream maker and it is killing me!

  14. Gosh, that looks soooo good. I would even eat this right now. (And you know that I’ve been complaining about winter).

  15. You are such a creative gal, coming up with a delicious dish like this for a hockey team! I can’t even begin to imagine what I would make for the Yankees… though, granted, I married into the Yankee fan family, which is probably a bit different when it comes to fan devotion.

  16. Hi Peabody,
    Your last 2 posts are reminding me to pull out my ice cream maker in this hot weather. And I love the cake from the Rose Bakery book…I’ve been on the verge of buying it for many months. So many books, so little time!
    So this is funny: My husband’s 30th b-day is coming up and he needs to decide what kind of cake he wants. I told him to look at your blog for ideas. He scrolled through tons and tons of your posts until flummoxed with options. He thought it was awesome that you play hockey (he plays too). After all that, he decided on a German chocolate cake:)

  17. Well it’s about time the Flames got some lovin’! Gorgeous ice cream!

  18. Hi! Some days ago I’ve bought a new ice cream machine. I have to try your wonderful,delightful ice cream. Tell you later how it was.

  19. Ah…try figuring out something teal for the Sharks!
    Two and a half LONG months till the season….

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