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Jacked Up Flapjacks: Pancake Ice Cream

By on May 14, 2016

Hi friends!

Breakfast has become one of my favorite meals (my other favorite is dessert). I mean what’s not to love, there’s all sorts of acceptable breakfast cakes and syrup too!

So with the inspiration of my favorite pancakes (yes, I have a ranking), I made a pancake ice cream!

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Dulce Delicious: Ritz Toffee Ice Cream

By on May 7, 2016

Happy Summer everyone! Oh wait, it’s not summer yet? Well for me it finally is and I couldn’t be happier about it. This semester has finally come to a close and let me tell you, it was a hectic one.

To celebrate summer, I decided to make some ice cream. This time, I made a flavor of my own creation. I wanted to combine vaguely savory and very sweet flavors.

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Ben & Jerry: Good to the Core

By on April 22, 2016

The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming everywhere!

It’s a beautiful time on campus…except for the fact the the dreaded finals are fast approaching. Projects, essays and exams are piling up faster than I can keep up with!

But, my dear sister knows just how to lift my out of my work sinkhole. She bought me two of Ben & Jerry’s new core flavors as a surprise. I’ve been craving these bad boys since they were unveiled on Snapchat earlier this year.

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The Time I Bought Two Ice Creams in One Night: Zwalen’s Ice Cream

By on April 10, 2016

This week was a pretty eventful one, to say the least! My school won this little thing called the NCAA National Championships, maybe you’ve heard of it? I was part of one of the most exciting moments in school history and I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else but jammed into our Pavilion with four thousand of my closest pals.

After a long , hard week of classes (hehe, I only had 3 days of class this week), I was needing a sweet treat. If you are following the trend of my habits, you should be guessing I mean  ice cream.

I have found go-to scoop shop when I’m away to school just this year. It is called Zwalen’s Ice Cream and it is one of the coolest concepts of an ice cream shop I’ve ever heard of. They only offer three flavors everyday: vanilla, chocolate and the flavor of the day that they hand-make multiple times daily.

Zwahlen's Ice Cream & Chocolate Co.
I would commit this name to memory!

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The First Attempt: Vanilla

By on March 25, 2016

Today was a big day, the first of many days in which I will spend making ice cream. With high hopes, I set out my ingredients and got to work. This was a custard-based vanilla that seemed totally normal.

Right off the bat, I had to make some adjustments because I don’t own whole vanilla beans (I have no clue where I would even acquire a vanilla bean). So instead I put in vanilla bean paste, which was as close as I could get. It was supposed to simmer for 30 minutes, but that seemed a little excessive being that I wasn’t trying to extract the flavor from a bean.

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Cream, Milk and Vanilla Bean Paste

Next up, added 1 egg, 2 egg yolks and some sugar to a bowl and beat until it was a pale yellow.

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Eggs and Sugar. Note the yellow-y yellow color

Then you had to temper the milk/cream into the eggs, so they wouldn’t scramble. All seemed to be going well, I was making my first ice cream!

But, I spoke too soon.

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Reviewing

By on March 23, 2016

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I LOVE ICE CREAM. I could probably eat it for every meal, but that isn’t a good idea. But I do eat ice cream whenever the opportunity presents itself. There is never a bad time for ice cream, right?

So, on my reviews page, I will give you my honest opinion on the ice cream I’ve had, either straight outta the pint or from a creamery. I want you to enjoy ice cream as much as possible, and there is nothing worse than having your expectations crushed by an ice cream that doesn’t live up to the hype. So sit back, and get ready to eat vicariously!

-Alanna Rose

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Welcome to Scoop²!

By on March 22, 2016

Hello new friend! Welcome to my little scoop of the Internet.

I have made this blog to chronicle my adventures into ice cream making. If you would like to know more about me and how I came to undertake this mission, click here. If you want some answers to your pressing questions about me, click here.

I am going to start my  journey very very soon, so check back for that. In the meantime, enjoy exploring my blog and dreaming about ice cream. What? You mean I am the only one to do that? How strange! I am very excited you are here and can’t wait to see where this takes me. So, welcome all!

Scoop ya later! Alanna Rose

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