Sunday, February 1, 2009

Breakfast of Champions

When I was little, one of my favourite things was to load up a bowl full of Lucky Charms and milk and strategically eat through it. I would attempt to get all of the cereal parts first, then the marshmallows, saving the sweetened milk to drink at the end.
Well, Momofuku's Milk Bar has capitalized on such an idea. They serve something called "Cereal Milk," which is basically milk that has been steeped with toasted corn flakes.
I thought that sounded divine, but since I don't really ever sit down with a glass of milk I decided to covert this wonderful idea into something I eat a little too often - ice cream.
Now, I am not suggesting that you eat this for breakfast, but it is a wonderful way to finish off dinner. I think this ice cream would also be delicious with the addition of some small marshmallows (a la Lucky Charms).

Cereal Milk Ice Cream
3 cups corn flakes
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Crunchy Chocolate
125g dark chocolate
1 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups corn flakes

(1) Preheat oven to 250F. Spread cornflakes on cookie sheet and place into oven until toasted (about 5-7 minutes). Let cool.
(2) In a saucepan, heat 1 cup heavy cream. Add sugars and vanilla extract, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add toasted corn flakes and on medium-high, heat until just boiling. Let seep for 30 minutes.
(3) Strain cream mixture into medium bowl. Add remaining cream and milk and stir to combine. Place in the fridge to chill (at least 1 hour).
(4) In the meantime, you can make the crunchy chocolate to add to the ice cream (or skip altogether if you plan to leave the ice cream plain). Chop chocolate and melt with butter, either in a double boiler or in the microwave.
(5) Lightly crush corn flakes by placing in ziploc bag and banging with a rolling pin (or you can use your CLEAN hands - they work just as well).
(6) Mix chocolate with corn flakes and spread on parchment paper. Place in the fridge (or freezer if you can't stand to wait) until hard. Break into small pieces.
(7) Make ice cream according to your manufacturer's directions. About 5 minutes before freezing is finished, add crunchy chocolate.
(8) Place in airtight container and freeze until ready to eat.

1 comment:

Jessica Stowe said...

Craziest, yet most genius, ice cream ever! Sounds so cool. PS.-Love the new blog.