Monday, July 23, 2012

Secret Recipe Club: Cinnamon Ice Cream with Cinnamon Chips

Well, hello you gorgeous bowl of creamy goodness!  And when I say creamy, I mean creamy.  Today is another edition of the Secret Recipe Club.  This is always my favorite post of the month.  I love stalking another blog for a delicious recipe to try and share.  I'm also always excited to see what recipe of mine has been chosen.  It's a little like having Christmas every month!

This month, I was assigned The Boys Made Me Do It.  Cara is the mother of 3 boys, so I know she does a lot of cooking to keep them satisfied.  If her boys are anything like mine, they have hollow legs that are impossible to fill.  There is a nice mix of recipes on her blog, along with her weekly menu plan (I need to be better at updating mine, but lets be realistic, I've only been home 2 full days all summer long, we're lucky we eat!).

I really had a hard time narrowing down what recipe to make.  So many of them looked mouthwatering or were things I'd never tried before.  In the end, it was my new ice cream maker and our heatwave that made the decision for me.  I've never made homemade ice cream before, but I've always wanted to.  So I bought the least expensive ice cream maker I could find to learn with.  Then I just needed to find a great ice cream recipe.  And this Cinnamon Ice Cream fit that category.

This ice cream was amazing!!  And steeping the cinnamon sticks in the warm cream--genius!  It had such intense cinnamon flavor, but it was never to much.  And it was so creamy.  All the homemade ice cream I've ever had hasn't had the greatest texture.  Not so with this!  It was silky smooth and unbelievably delicious!  It was a perfect treat with my hubby's birthday cake and really cooled us down when it was 105° outside.  I served mine with cinnamon chips.

Cinnamon Ice Cream with Baked Cinnamon Chips
Serves 4-6

2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk (I used 1%)
pinch of salt
10 cinnamon sticks, broken up
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

In a saucepan over low heat, combine the sugar, salt, cinnamon sticks, and heavy cream. Warm through but don't allow to boil, and then cover and let steep off the heat for one hour.

Combine the rest of the milk and the cinnamon with the cream mixture and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, before freezing, remove the cinnamon sticks with a slotted spoon.

When ready to freeze, place into frozen ice cream bowl and make ice cream according to directions on your ice cream freezer. Enjoy!


  1. You're right. This looks heavenly! We just started making our own ice cream so this is going on my list. Thanks!

  2. Wow! This looks incredible...I love making homemade ice-cream. Great SRC pick!

  3. This is hands down one of my favorites as well! I love the cinnamon flavor!

  4. That looks so satisfying as I sit here in the heat. I am totally coveting your ice cream!

  5. This is the PERFECT recipe to beat the heat :)

  6. OH MY - OH MY I love Cinnamon and wow in Ice Cream - wonderful.

    Here is my SRC

    Also I am hosting a ICE CREAM Linky Party today - we'd love for you to come link up to that as well.

  7. It is so hot here that ice cream is the perfect treat. I love cinnamon and this sounds just right to me! Great SRC choice.

  8. We just bought an ice cream maker this year and LOVE it! My kids love cinnamon so they will love this, thanks!

  9. Oh,this looks so refreshing and yummy!

  10. Toni I love your blog an recipes I had to made a recipe from your blog and really love it! If you want see here is the link

    Thanks for the recipe. And I love this Cinnamon Ice cream!

  11. Looks amazing! I'm definitely going to try this! can't wait!

  12. This treat looks amazing. I am pinning it!

  13. Of course I had to see this at the end of the day, when I won't have time to whip it up in time for dessert tonight. It would be perfect with our apple pie! I have to add it to the list of ice creams to make.

  14. Visiting (and drooling) from group D, you picked a great recipe, cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors!

  15. This sounds divine! Perfect for any time of the year!

  16. Hey Toni,
    You know what? I tried to make this 2 times before (finally) successfully pleased my family.
    But it is worth the hard work. LOL.
    Anyway, I'd like to invite you to submit your food photos on a Food Photography site so our readers can enjoy your creations.
    It is absolutely free and fun to make others hungry!

  17. This sounds and looks amazing!! What a perfect summer treat! Great pick for SRC!

  18. It's finally summer in Denmark (at least for a few days), and I could totally eat that bowl right now! Great choice for this month :-)

  19. I love the idea of steeping the cream! And this would taste absolutely fabulous on apple pie (or by itself)! :-) Great SRC pick!

  20. My husband and I made this today and it was great! We have a 4 quart ice cream maker so we doubled everything except the powered cinnamon. We also made the cinnamon tortilla chips that you recommended and they too were fantastic! Thanks for the super recipes.

  21. Meagan--I'm glad you liked it. I've made it again since SRC and it's one of our favorites now!

  22. Hi Toni
    It's a great recipe!
    Don't you know that you can store and share your recipe with more than 13,000 foodies around the world?
    We have an online cookbook and community, and surely we're always looking for more creative recipes to add to our database.



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