Well, today is the big election day – lots of issues, too many political ads. This guy eats babies, that lady wants you to suffer. It’s pretty tiring – but this should serve as a respite before the very end of it… Well, hopefully the end of it – I’m sure it will get even more ridiculous – hopefully I’m wrong. But there’s nothing like ice cream. I’ve sworn off recreational use of ice cream – been over a month. The only ice cream I’m having now comes from these creations in my kitchen. This is research kitchen ice cream.
I’m sure you were wondering – right? Ultra spicy ice cream sounds at least a little interesting, does it not? Think of the elements of this stuff. It’s a little sweet, definitely spicy… Definitely doesn’t taste like chicken. Let’s see what happens!
Here’s what you can watch to cleanse the palate after the weeks of insane political advertisements we’ve been tortured with.
So I have a Cusinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker I found on Amazon – was under $80. You take this big bowl and throw it in the freezer for a couple days. Then you take milk, heavy cream, a ton of sugar, then if you’re me the sauce from Samyang Buldak 2x or some other unsuspecting instant noodle product, then turn the thing on and it makes soft serve. I then freeze it longer to make it more solid and wham-o – instant noodle ice cream. I also cook the noodles and drain them, taking kitchen scissors and cutting little lengths of them and adding to the concoction. These get hard and have the consistency of chocolate, but without any flavor, so it’s just a texture thing.
Here it is, before a few hours in the freezer.
Finished (click to enlarge). So I took a walk with my incredibly sick self to the thrift store to find a plate (should’ve found something with depth to make a banana split but hey this my first time), then to the grocery store for bananas (which had a bend in them that was a little extreme like they talk about in the commercials). Two scoops of the ice cream, the sesame seed and seaweed topping, and chocolate sauce. The upshot? This stuff is really quite interesting. Initially, you get the cool and sweet nature of ice cream. It quickly shifts to a kind of sesame oil taste but still kinf of sweet. But once that coolness goes away, your mouth is enveloped in fiery heat. It’s really quite amazing – never experienced a foodstuff that goes from one extreme to another in a matter of seconds. It was a fun experiment to be sure.
So, what’s next? Well, there’s an unreleased one I’ll push through shortly. But after that you ask? Indomie. Stay tuned.
A side view (click to enlarge).