Roasted Apricot Honey Ice Cream & A Giveaway for #IceCreamWeek

by Kate on August 12, 2013

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Welcome to #IceCreamWeek! Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina have teamed up with more than 20 of their blog friends to bring you a week full of ice cream treats, including a special ice cream giveaway! Prepare to have your taste buds tempted with some of the best ice cream treats around! Make sure you enter the giveaway for a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and two fabulous ice cream cookbooks so that you can join in on the ice cream fun!

It’s finally time! As I mentioned on Saturday, I’ve been churning up a storm and it’s all been in preparation for this week. I’m so excited!! What’s not to love about an entire week of ice cream? But not only my ice cream. There’s a whole slew of talented, frozen-treat-lovin’ bloggers who’ve been working on incredible ice cream creations as well. So we’re talking about some serious summer sweets here people. Oh and know what else? We have goodies! Not the edible kind either. The tangible, winnable, giveawayable kind!! More on that in a second.

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Right now I’m most excited to tell you about this ice cream. I adore making homemade ice cream from the simple flavors like a good old strawberry to more complex flavors with lots of churn-ins. Is that even a thing? Churn-ins? I say yes. My Balsamic Strawberry Ice Cream is nothing more than cream, sugar, and wonderful fresh fruit. But sometimes I like to get a little more experimental. This Roasted Apricot Honey Ice Cream is one of those more sophisticated flavors with juicy, sweet little tidbits to sink your teeth into.

Roasted Apricot Honey Ice Cream - FoodBabbles.com

This smooth ice cream with hints of honey is the perfect canvas for the brown sugar, cinnamon roasted apricots that get folded in. Those apricots are divine! I could eat them all by themselves. Once roasted they become tender and a bit caramelized. Yum! I also love a little crunch in my ice cream so some roasted almond slivers are delightful paired with honey and apricots. In the end you have ice cream that is interesting and and filled with all summer has to offer.

Make sure you check out each of these blogs, today and all week long, for their #IceCreamWeek recipes ~ and for chances to enter to win our #IceCreamWeek giveaway!

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Enjoy!

~K

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Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina have also teamed up for a fabulous giveaway!
***This giveaway is for one Cusinart Ice Cream Maker (in white), one copy of “The Ultimate Ice Cream Book” by Bruce Weinstein, and one copy of “Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes” by Adam Ried (three different winners)! This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. When the contest concludes, the winner will be chosen by random draw. The winner will then be notified through e-mail and they will have 3 days to respond or another winner will be chosen.***

Alongside all our deliciously, cold ice cream treats, a new week-long PinChatLive event has been created just in time for #IceCreamWeek! For full details on how to participate in this event click here.
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Then, cap off #IceCreamWeek with a celebratory 30 minute PinChatLive on Saturday, August 17th at 2 p.m. EST, where:

The week’s big #IceCreamWeek winners will be announced LIVE! AND 3 bonus questions will be pinned for your chance to win a second copy of “Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes” by Adam Ried, and a copy of “Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home”, by Jeni Britton Bauer.

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***Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Cravings of a Lunatic and Juanita’s Cocina. No brand sponsors have taken a part in this giveaway.***

Roasted Apricot Honey Ice Cream

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 quart

Roasted Apricot Honey Ice Cream

Smooth, honey ice cream scattered with roasted apricots and roasted almonds.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup high-quality honey
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 5 ripe apricots, halved and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Fill a large bowl with ice cubes and place a medium bowl on top of the ice. Add the heavy cream and honey to the medium bowl and place a fine mesh sieve over top. In a medium sauce pan, warm the milk, sugar and salt just until steam rises from it. In a small bowl, gently whisk the egg yolks. Slowly add a bit of the warm milk mixture, whisking constantly. Continue doing this until about half the milk mixture has been incorporated into the eggs. Then slowly pour the egg mixture back into the remaining milk in the pan, whisking constantly.
  2. Heat mixture over low heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula. Continue cooking until the mixture has thickened and coats the spatula. Pour the custard through the sieve, into the honey cream mixture. Stir to combine and continue stirring until mixture has cooled. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place apricots, skin side down on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Baking in preheated oven for 20 minutes. At the 10 minute mark, sprinkle the almonds onto the pan and continue baking for the remaining 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  4. Churn refrigerated ice cream base in an ice cream maker according to manufacturers instructions. Coarsely chop the cooled apricots. After churning, scoop 1/3 of the ice cream into a freezer-safe container. Top with 1/3 of the roasted apricots and almonds. Top with half the remaining ice cream. Add 1/2 the remaining apricots and almonds. Top with remaining ice cream and then remaining apricots and almonds.

Notes

Time does not include overnight chilling.

Adapted from The Perfect Scoop

http://foodbabbles.com/2013/08/roasted-apricot-honey-ice-cream/

{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz August 12, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Oh, my….roasted apricots? I can only imagine the deliciousness of this ice cream!!!

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The Ninja Baker August 12, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I’ve been making a lot of ice cream with honey, too, Kate. (I love how honey enhances the rich heavy cream.) Bet your ice cream is especially scrumptious with the roasted apricots =)

Although not quite as gourmet, hoping you’ll also like my s’more ice cream offering at NinjaBaking =)

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I adore s’mores anything so I know your ice cream must be fabulous!!

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Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig August 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Love the idea of roasted fruit in ice cream. Brilliant.

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Thanks so much Cathy! It worked fabulously. I’d love to try it with plums too or plumcots or really, I think any roasted stone fruit would be fabulous here.

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Kristen August 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I love that every bite of that ice cream is sure to be full of fruit. What a lovely flavor, too.

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Thank you Kristen!

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Barbara | Creative Culinary August 12, 2013 at 1:15 pm

This ice cream looks fantastic; I seldom buy apricots and now am wondering why not. Wish I had some on hand right this very minute; the roasting would commence!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Thank you, Barb! It really is a lovely flavor. I already want to make it again and next time I think I’d like to try it with roasted plums.

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Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen August 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm

This ice cream sounds amazing….I absolutely love this flavor combination! Great way to kick off the week :)

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Thanks so much Kelli! This has quickly become one of my all-time favorite ice cream flavors for sure.

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Jen @JuanitasCocina August 12, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Oh my gosh. The apricots! SO delicious! Can’t wait to see what else you’ve churned up this week!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Thanks Jen! Those roasted apricots truly were fantastic.

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Ruthy @ Omeletta August 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Gurrl, roasted apricot is such a smart addition to ice cream! My IC maker has been getting its share of workouts this summer as well- and I love this giveaway! Ice cream is such a great way to use up summer fruits, and the thought of crunch and sweet together in this one sounds delicious.

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Thanks Ruthy! Those roasted apricots are ah-mazing! I had the thought of serving them over the ice cream and then said, wait a minute… and threw them right in ;)

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Nan August 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Your photography skills are as superb as your recipes, Kate. Where’s a spoon when I really need it? I gained 5 pounds just looking at that divine dish of ice cream. “More, please!”

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Thanks so much, Nan! I still have much to learn on the photography front but I have definitely gotten better ;)

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Ash-foodfashionparty August 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Never tried roasted apricots, looks absolutely tasty. I could use a bowl full of that deliciousness now.

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Thanks so much Ash! The roasted apricots were so perfect with the honey ice cream.

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Meghan @ The Tasty Fork August 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Oooh!! I love ice cream. You really do take the most beautiful pictures, Kate.

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm

You’re too sweet Meghan! Thanks so much :)

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Coleen @ The Redhead Baker August 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Wow, that ice cream sounds AMAZING!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Thanks Coleen! It’s something I’ll surely make again and again.

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Coleen @ The Redhead Baker August 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm

My favorite ice cream flavor is dark chocolate!

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heather @girlichef August 12, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Churn-ins are definitely a thing! And your churn-ins are perfect. This sounds like summertime perfection!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm

This ice cream certainly embraces summer flavors. Thanks Heather!

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laurasmess August 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Wow. This ice cream looks so, so delicious! I love apricots… the idea of combining them with honey, cinnamon and almonds in smooth, creamy ice cream sounds like heaven! :)
Thanks for this wonderful recipe. Can’t wait to check out the other submissions for ice cream week! xx

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm

This ice cream is truly heavenly! So happy you like it and hope you enjoy all the other week’s frosty treats.

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Gerry @ Foodness Gracious August 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm

The title just gives me goosebumps, I wanna try it so much it!!!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Thanks Gerry! It really is a wonderful summer treat.

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Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat August 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Wow this looks really unique. Great idea with the roasted apricots! Can’t wait to try it.

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I hope you enjoy it if you do make it, Amy! Those roasted apricots were my favorite part.

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Michele Behlen August 12, 2013 at 10:55 pm

My favorite flavor of ice cream is strawberry.

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Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com August 13, 2013 at 1:17 am

You had me at “brown sugar cinnamon roasted apricots!” I’ve been a stone fruit fanatic this summer and your apricot ice cream sounds ah-mazing. Can’t wait to see what else you have coming up this week! :)

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Oh my goodness, you and me both! I have been devouring stone fruits (especially peaches!) Thanks Elizabeth and looking forward to your treats as well!

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veronica gantley August 13, 2013 at 5:48 am

Oh my your Roasted Apricot Ice cream looks sooo good, I love all the flavors that you have put into this, especially roasting the apricots!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Thank you Veronica!

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Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) August 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Clearly, I need to start roasting fruit. And then probably putting it in ice cream. Looks delish!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I think that would be a grand idea! Hope you enjoy this Ashley!

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Dina August 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm

sounds like a yummy flavor!

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Kim Beaulieu August 14, 2013 at 1:18 am

Holy cripes woman, you came to play. This is outer limits good. I need a shovel to have at this one. Gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us Kate. I’ve always wanted to work with you on projects so this is fabulous. It’s a thrill to have you on board.

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Kate August 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Thanks so much for having me! This week has been such a fun one. I may gain 15 lbs but it will all be worth it. Loving all the incredible ice cream recipes everyone’s made!! Can’t wait to see what the next two days hold.

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Amy S August 14, 2013 at 1:27 am

I love mint chocolate chip!

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Corey August 14, 2013 at 8:49 am

Ooooh, nothing can beat vanilla ice cream. I love adding fudgy brownie chunks and swirls of raspberry compote

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 14, 2013 at 9:52 am

I used to eat both dried and fresh apricots all the time as a kid. I don’t as much these days, but this ice cream sounds like a great flavor!

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Christie August 16, 2013 at 9:01 am

Chocolate peanut butter is my fave. What other flavor is there?

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liz l August 16, 2013 at 11:21 am

I love homemade ice cream! Anything with fresh fruit is a favorite.

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Vanessa @FrenchFoodieMom August 20, 2013 at 6:03 pm

So inspired by this ice cream recipe. honey and apricots? My mouth is watering. And gorgeous pic!

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Kate August 20, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Thanks so much Vanessa! I’m flattered and so happy you like this recipe.

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