Sarcastic Ice Cream "for Her." Strawberry Banana No-Churn Ice Cream with Campari Swirl
Last October, you might have noticed Ellen’s coverage of Bic’s ballpoint pens “for Her.” She did a spoof advertisement for the pens, which come in pink and purple, and are supposedly designed for a woman’s hand. As we were testing this ice cream, one of my friends said, “I don’t know. It’s kind of like ice cream for ladies. Just the way it’s so light and delicate.” After I picked my brain up off the floor, well, after a man picked it up for me, I thought--Ice cream, for her. Brilliant! Women will love this. Here is my product endorsement for strawberry no-churn ice cream with Campari swirl, a la Ellen. Enjoy. :) By reading this post, you agree to the contest terms and conditions. Rules subject to change.
Ladies! Our day has come. In recent years, women have been eating more and more man food. Blech! I’m here to introduce you to a proper women’s dessert. This strawberry ice cream is palatable in every way to the female psyche and physique.
Too many years we have spent eating savory, strong flavors. Dark chocolate, pungent nutmeg, spicy ginger, hearty oats--these are not food for our gentle tastes. We need sweet, simple flavors and delicate textures to satisfy our sweet tooths without compromising our figures. This strawberry ice cream is everything women’s food should be--soft and cool with a smooth, easy texture. No chewing, crunching, or slurping required.
To make this gentle dessert, you can use skills you’ve already learned in the rest of the house--fluffing and folding. If you have to purée a little bit, don’t worry, it’s just like making baby food.
No longer must you worry that chocolatey, caramel-y, manly desserts will stain your gloves. This ice cream spares you that embarrassment. And let’s not forget, it comes in the primary lady color: pink. So, for your next ladies’ day in, choose strawberry no-churn ice cream; it’s “for Her.”
Okay, I’m done. But really--this idea about man food versus chick food gets my goat sometimes. All snark aside, this ice cream is really cool. If you don’t have or want to invest in an ice cream maker, this technique makes homemade ice cream possible. It doesn’t even have a slightly icy texture, like the pure banana ice cream that’s been kicking around the Web (that I still like, but wasn’t that popular with all of my testers). It’s really creamy and smooth, and if, like me, you don’t totally mix in the cream and the banana, there will be these yummy pockets of just cream or just banana. And my work with the strawberry Campari swirl was nothing short of game-changing. The alcohol keeps the swirl from getting too solid (and jaw-breaking) in the freezer, but it also adds a bitterness that shakes it up. Okay, fine. I got the idea of mixing alcohol with the berries from The Vanilla Bean Blog.
Randle is a food writer, photographer, restaurant owner, dog lover and general basket case in Central Texas. And of course, you can always follow Crandlecakes on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.