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Tin Roof Ice Cream


This ice cream has been high on my list of ice cream to make, and I finally got the opportunity!  I have always been a fan of tin roof ice cream, and I couldn’t wait to try this homemade version.  The mix-ins are what make this ice cream so spectacular.  With the addition of a fudge ripple and chocolate-covered peanuts, this ice cream has the perfect sweet-and-salty flavor and a great creamy texture.  I am one who enjoys ice cream loaded with mix-ins, so I decided to double the amount of peanuts, and it was the perfect amount for me.  The layers of fudge ripple were great as well and tasted so good with the ice cream.  Another great one from David Lebovitz!


Tin Roof Ice Cream
Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

¾ cup whole milk

¾ cup sugar

Pinch of salt

1 ½ cups heavy cream

½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise

4 large egg yolks

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ cup Chocolate-Covered Peanuts

Fudge Ripple

Warm the milk, sugar, salt and 1/2 cup of the cream in a medium saucepan. With a sharp paring knife, scrape the flavorful seeds from the vanilla bean and add them, along with the pod, to the hot milk mixture. Cover, remove from the heat, and let steep at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Rewarm the vanilla-infused mixture. Pour the remaining 1 cup cream into a large bowl and set a mesh strainer on top. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan.

Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula. Pour the custard through the strainer and stir it into the cream to cool. Remove the vanilla bean, wipe it clean of any egg bits, and add it back to the custard. Stir in the vanilla and stir until cool over an ice bath. Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.

Then ready to churn the ice cream, remove the vanilla bean (it can be rinsed and reused). Freeze the ice cream in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. While the ice cream is freezing, chop the peanuts into bite-sized pieces. ”

Fold the peanut pieces into the frozen ice cream as you remove it from the machine, and layer it with Fudge Ripple.

Chocolate-Covered Peanuts

4 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts

Put the pieces of chocolate in an absolutely dry heat proof bowl. Set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water to melt the chocolate, stirring until smooth. In the meantime, stretch a piece of plastic wrap over a dinner plate.

Once the chocolate is melted, remove it from the heat and stir in the peanuts, coating them with the chocolate. Spread the mixture on the plastic-lined plate and chill.

Fudge Ripple

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
6 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk together the sugar, corn syrup, water, and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture begins to bubble at the edges.

Continue to whisk until it just comes to a low boil. Cook for 1 minute, whisking frequently. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla, and let cool. Chill in the refrigerator before using.


17 Responses

  1. Yum, Erin! This ice cream looks fabulous. I love the chocolate-covered peanuts!! And that fudge ripple, how delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

  2. I can’t believe you made this! I love ice cream and this one sure sounds like a winner!

  3. i’ve made this before too and its fabulous! tin roof is one my favorite ice creams!

  4. I want to make this flavor. It looks so good!

  5. I’m hoping to try this one really soon. I’ve been wanting it ever since seeing the picture in the book!

  6. Erin,

    That is so funny! I’m actually making a David Lebovitz ice cream right now … looks great!

  7. Oh yum, this looks SO good. I really hope to get an ice cream maker for my birthday so I can make some of the great recipes you’ve been posting!

  8. I love that you doubled the peanuts – looks yummy!

  9. I must have this. I love the salty sweet in this ice cream, too.

  10. This ice cream looks sensational.. I love the ripple!!

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  12. I made this on the weekend and can’t stop sneaking back to my freezer for more…it’s sooo good!

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