Last weekend saw the annual running of the Melbourne marathon festival and with short course PB's well and truly broken there was justification to celebrate with a frosty and indulgent and sweet treat.
A constant source of temptation, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams At Home offers some truly fabulous combinations; from the classic dark chocolate or vanilla bean, to the more curious beetroot and poppy seed or celery with ginger and raisins. Interestingly, she doesn't use a custard base, opting instead to use cream cheese and heavy cream in providing richness, and some cornstarch to keep those pesky ice crystals at bay.
Bold on flavours her recipes are set to challenge even the most dedicated of sweet tooth's, as was the case for The Buckeye State; a salty and rich peanut butter ice cream kissed with honey and the crunch of dark chocolate freckles.
The tasting section noted that it pairs particularly well with her extra-bitter hot fudge sauce recipe, and, well, who was I to argue?
She was right, you know...