Wednesday, February 24, 2010

F is for Fudge Ripple

6 weeks in 
and i finally get to say it
f is for fudge ripple
as in my blog
and its namesake
ice cream
growing up, there was always a carton of fudge ripple in the freezer
my mom would buy it
it was just about the only flavor
we all could agree on

i remember it tasting glorious
but i have a feeling
that given a pint today
i would probably turn up my nose
i'm thinking
 it might have been ice milk
not sure
and my mom would never
cop to buying ice milk
just like she would never admit
when we didn't finish our glass of milk
at breakfast
it reappeared
fully chilled
at dinner
and it might have been powdered
but i don't have evidence of that
only speculation

in honor of the letter F
and my blog
i present to you
a scoop
of fudge ripple ice cream
creamy and melty
fudge ripple ice cream
(printable recipe)
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup vanilla sugar *
6 large egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
place the milk, sugar and salt in a saucepan over low heat.  Cook to a simmer. Meanwhile, place egg yolks in a bowl and whisk until they lighten in color a bit.  When the milk is at a simmer, slowly pour it into the yolks to temper.  Return all to the saucepan and slowly cook until it begins to thicken.  Remove from heat and let cool for about 15 minutes.  Stir in the cream and vanilla and refrigerate until cold.  Freeze in your ice cream freezer.  Once the ice cream is frozen, hand stir in the ganache. Make sure the ganache is cool, otherwise it will just make chocolate ice cream....which is also good.
*i use vanilla sugar which i make by grinding used vanilla beans with granulated sugar. It is not necessary for this recipe. If you use plain sugar, you might want to bump your vanilla up a bit (maybe an additional tsp)..if you like your ice cream really vanilla-y

I am participating in alphabe-thursday over at 
you should go check it out
and see what all the fun is about
this week
sponsored by the letter F


  1. I am liking your F! I remember fudge ripple fondly growing up, although, like you it was probably ice milk. I remember going to Thrifty for it! Now I want some. I enjoy making my own ice cream, so I may try out your recipe!


  2. ohhhh I can do this recipe and not mess it up ( I think) Oh my that looks so good!!~ Thanks for making my mouth drool...I will be back again:)

  3. your fudge ripple is "F"rankly "F"abulous!
    i recall churning and churning the old ice cream a job!

  4. I never liked ice cream all that much but lately I've been eating it like crazy. I might have to try that, it looks good.

  5. F is for Fun blog! thanks so much for stopping by my blog on my SITS day, I really appreciate it!

  6. fudge ripple has always been my dad's fave, too!

  7. Well, it's good you could find a flavor you all liked! I don't think the 4 of us were ever in agreement!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    I see you are interested in cheese making. I was just reading an article about making chevre..haven't tried it yet though!

  8. OOOOOOOOO i am totally drooling right now! And i think i might have to give this a try i know my boys will gobble this up in one sitting thats for sure! Thanks for dropping by my blog again darl did u end up making coconut shrimp for dinner? (:

  9. Kira..i am embarrassed to say i didn't make anything for dinner...we indulged in ice naughty (smirk)

  10. Yummy f post ...has me imagining the taste of ice cream right now!

  11. My mouth is watering. I love icecream but only recently discovered the joy of homemade ice cream!

    Stopping by from SITS, have a great day!

  12. Fantastic post, thanks for the recipe.

  13. Yum. It looks so sweet and creamy. And your family memories are really Fun.

  14. Fantastically delicious!!! Yummy F!!

  15. How about ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner = a FABULOUS day! Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

  16. I think I like your mom:) Hey, we moms have to do whatever it takes!

  17. The letter "F" really worked out well for your blog. Who doesn't like fudge ripple??? If they don't like it there's something obviously wrong with them.

  18. Just saying "Fudge Ripple" sounds delicious! Great post, and thanks for these yummy recipes.

  19. Oh what a F antastic F post.

    This took me down memory lane, too. I am not much of an icecream fan but I clearly remember my Mom taking the rectangular cardboard carton out of the freezer...and it was always Fudge Ripple or Butter Pecan.

    Your recipe sounds amazing.

    Mrs. Matlock gives you an A+ and I give you a hug for a wonderful memory!

  20. Oh my! I'll have to try that recipe when I pull out my ice cream maker for the summer!

  21. Oh, yummy F post ... now I want to make ice cream!

  22. Sounds delicious...nothing better than homemade! Of course, I have a feeling it's not low calorie!

  23. A great post - fabulous description!

  24. Loving your F today.
    A Frigidly Flavorful Fudge Ripple LOL
    Have a lovely day.

  25. I love fudge ripple. Funny it was all my family could agree on. No one in my family like it now.
    Stopping by from SITS to say Hi!
    I am adding you so I can come back & read more!
    Please stop by!

  26. looks delicious! & thanks for sharing your sweet memories, great F for alphabet

  27. Hi fellow Sitsta! I remember my dad had a crank ice cream maker that we children used to think was fun to churn. Funny how kids find fun in the most awkward of places. But I love the idea and the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Your icecream looks really delicious! Ugh, I hated powdered milk. My Mom bought that for a while and mixed it half and half with the real stuff, but I could always taste it and I disliked it very very much. How glad I was when she went to 100 % real milk.

  29. This sounds delicious and looks wonderful. I love home made ice cream. My grandparents had a dairy farm, and after we moved up north I could never drink milk again. It just didn't taste right! Kathy

  30. Mmmm... that ice cream looks soooo good! I've never tried making ice cream before, but my mom gave me her ice cream maker, and I just might have to try this recipe!

  31. That looks seriously scrumptious. Will have to try it. We have an ice cream maker and spent the summer obsessing over recipes.

    If you ever have a yummy food photo to share (& recipe to link to!) with the momfluential site - give us a holler! I could kill a lot of time on your site :)

  32. Oh my What a fabulous dessert for the letter "F"! I love fudge ripple ice cream!

  33. Good Morning Christy,

    That ice cream looks and sounds FANTASTIC...I never crave ice cream until it is freezing cold outside--go figure!! LOL

    I love all things SWEET, so I will be returning to your blog to check out some of your recipes! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. We love having company!

  34. This looks like fun to make. I bet my kids will love me/you for this.

  35. I've never tried Fudge Ripple ice cream before. Not even sure that I've seen it in the store. Hmmm...I may have to give it a try.

    Visiting from SITS!

  36. Oh, wow, ice milk. That brings up memories! My grandmother insisted we buy that stuff when I was a kid.

    Funny how tastes change, though. I used to be obsessed with rum raisin ice cream back in my single-digit years and now I don't even find it remotely appetizing. Of course, these days I can just drink the rum... that might be it ;-)

  37. that picture alone looks wonderful.
    I've never been successful at making icecream, you make it sound so easy
    stoppin by from SITS

  38. My husband, a former chef (how did I get so lucky?), makes angelic ice-cream. This looks fab too!

  39. I have a a great ice cream maker that only takes about 1/2 hour, I just have to remember to put the inside container in the freezer 24 hours before.
    Fruit tea: using 4 family tea bags, made a quart of strong tea. While warm add 3/4 to 1 cup sugar. then 1 can of frozen concentrate of each: orange juice, pineapple juice and lemonaide. Mix well and add mint leaves...add water till you have a gallon. This is a great sweet mint tea.

  40. Sometimes I think it's probably a good thing that I don't have an ice cream maker. I think I'd want to make this ALL the time!

  41. Oh, drool! This looks incredible! I wish that I could make it right now!

  42. This is a fab post thanks for sharing

  43. The recipe sounds great. The things we remember from our childhood lol.

  44. I missed this the first time around. I am going to print this recipe out for hubs to make in our ice cream maker!

  45. gotta say i am loving your F post, and now that it's late at night, i'm wishing i had a scoop of it right now!

  46. Wow, I just bought ice cream does not look as good as this...what a treat to have after...alphabet soup....blessngs...bkm

  47. I loved fudge ripple when I was a kid. I still do love chocolate chip!

  48. Okay, so I love fudge ripple too and I love your directions on how to get the ripple in it. I was totally confused on how to do this with when I was reading a recipe from an ice cream recipe book. Love the name of your blog. Joni

  49. I have never had fudge ripple but I do have a Mom like yours!!

  50. I'm a caramel ripple gal, myself!

  51. Goodness, that looks heavenly delightful!


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