Over the last year or so, I’ve been experimenting with infusing bread with instant noodles and their seasonings and making pizza with instant noodles. What’s the next logical step? Well, ice cream of course! Perhaps not logical, but it seemed like something to try. This is the first of many different ice creams I’ll be making which include noodles and seasonings from instant varieties.
Your initial thought might be ‘why would you do that’ or ‘that sounds disgusting,’ but my endeavor isn’t to make something that isn’t good, so get that right out of your head. But this being the first one I’m trying, I have no idea what kind of flavor it will have or whether it will be good or not. Let’s find out.
Maruchan Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup Ice Cream
Watch the amazing creation of instant noodle ice cream in all its glory!
I opted for the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker – it doesn’t use ice or rock salt, rather has a bowl that you freeze and then add ingredients and let spin in the machine. I used a standard recipe that came with it – whole milk, heavy cream, vanilla, granulated sugar – and added the chicken soup base sachet, diced pear, and some bits of noodle that were cooked, drained well, rinsed with cold water, and chilled. I decided to mount a scoop of it atop a baked pear with a drizzle of caramel syrup.
Finished (click to enlarge). The ice cream took on a flavor is a buttery salted caramel – didn’t really taste like chicken to be honest. The noodle bits were fascinating – really like unflavored chocolate that was chilled as far as consistency, and the pear was nice in there. The baked pear (cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg) and caramel drizzle complimented it well. Yeah – honestly it was really good!
A side image of the ice cream (click to enlarge).