Butterscotch Bourbon Ice Cream Pie (and Giveaway!)

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in *Some Kitchen Stuff*, Desserts | 35 Comments



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Hello world… SKS is officially 4 years old!

4 years of blogging. 246 published recipes. 4 years of recipe triumphs and fails, some disasters so epic that pans (whole pans) have been ruined and tossed into the trash (that would be me), at least one occasion of REPEATEDLY buying the wrong ingredient for one single recipe (that was Nicole, it was either self-rising flour or cake flour and it was ridiculous). 4 years of dragging whole cakes, loaves, bars, cookies and pies into the office (some office, any office) to pawn off on anyone who would take them. At least a handful of nights with one of us standing at the counter at 9 o’clock at night, covered in flour. 4 years of blog calendars and feverishly sent emails, cookbook trading, way too much sampling of Eat Boutique goodies, cookies, cookies, cookies, salad, cakes, cookies, “When was the last time we made cookies? Should we make cookies”



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And ice cream. So much ice cream. Of all the experiments and trends and food-related crazes that have swam up and past us over the last 4 years, homemade ice cream has stuck the hardest. Other blogs have kale. We have ice cream.

So it seems only fitting to celebrate with a recipe for outrageously festive Butterscotch Bourbon Ice Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust (a Melissa Clark recipe! We’re branching out!) (Jeni’s is still the best but it came out pretty great!) AND the chance to gift one of our readers a Build Your Own Sundae Kit from Jeni’s (our favorite ice cream, did I make that obvious to you?).

The lucky SKS reader/winner will receive a festive kit that contains:

  • THE MILKIEST CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD
    Luscious milk chocolate with superior creaminess mixed with Ohio wildflower honey and grass-grazed Ohio milk. Refined and just sweet enough, like a bar of fine Swiss milk chocolate.
  • SALTY CARAMEL ICE CREAM
    A perfect balance of salty and sweet: sugar caramelized by hand, blended with sea salt and grass-grazed Ohio milk. Initial notes of burnt sugar give way to mouthwatering saltiness.
  • NDALI ESTATE VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM
    Voluptuous vanilla ice cream. Rich and full-flavored, with notes of jasmine and honey. Made with Direct- and Fair-Trade-Certified African vanilla beans reserved exclusively for Jeni’s by Ndali Estate in Uganda.
  • EXTRA-BITTER HOT FUDGE SAUCE
    Very thick, extra-bitter, intensely flavorful chocolate sauce. Served warm and drizzled over a favorite ice cream.
  • SALTY GRAHAM GRAVEL
    Sweet, crumbled graham crackers baked with butter and a heavy pinch of sea salt.
  • CHOCOLATE BLACKOUT GRAVEL
    Rich, little buttery baked nuggets of cocoa. Airy, sweet, and salty, with deep, rich cocoa flavor.

I’ve made all three of those flavors from Jeni’s amazing cookbooks and can attest that they are perfect in every respect and that you will swoon over them, especially since SOMEONE ELSE MADE THEM. I think we can all attest that delicious things taste better when someone else makes them, right?

How to Enter: Leave a comment and tell us what kind of recipes are you loving right now. 

Dates: Thursday, March 19 to Thursday, March 26, 2015 (contest ends at 12:01am EST on March 27, 2015)

Selecting a Winner:  Winner will be selected on Friday March 27, 2015 using random.org, a random generator. The winner will be notified by email and will have until Tuesday to respond. If the winner doesn’t respond to the winning notification email, another winner will be chosen.

Boring/Horrible Disclaimers: You must be 18+ to enter. We will only be shipping within the continental United States.  SKS reserves the right to disallow comment submissions for the following reasons:

  • Any rude or obscene comments will not be approved. (But I will laugh at them silently before deleting them.)
  • All spam comments will not be approved. (Again, some of these make me laugh. But they will not be approved.)
  • No purchase is necessary to enter. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. I’m not even sure what you would purchase to win, honestly. Wait, was someone going to send me money to increase their chances? Maybe I should rethink this disclaimer…



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Butterscotch Bourbon Ice Cream Pie

Source: Melissa Clark for The New York Times | Makes: 1 9″ Pie | Print Recipe

Ingredients

2 Cups of heavy cream
1 Cup of whole milk
1 Cup of sugar, divided
⅛ Teaspoon of fine sea salt
6 Large egg yolks
1 Tablespoon of bourbon

Directions

1. In a medium pot over medium heat, melt 1/2 cup sugar with 3 tablespoons water, swirling pan frequently, until sugar turns reddish brown in color.

2. Add cream, milk, 1/2 cup of sugar and salt to caramel until sugar completely dissolves and cream mixture is completely smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk yolks. Whisking constantly, slowly whisk about a third of the hot cream into the yolks, then whisk the yolk mixture back into the pot with the cream.

4. Return pot to medium-low heat and gently cook until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 170 degrees on an instant-read thermometer).

5. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl.Stir 1 tablespoon bourbon into base. Cool mixture to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or overnight.

6. Churn in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions. Serve directly from the machine for soft serve, or store in freezer until needed.

 

35 Comments

  1. Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming
    March 19, 2015

    slow cooker recipes!

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  2. Amber Purcell
    March 19, 2015

    chocolate (with or without peanut butter) recipes!!!

    Reply
  3. Kelly Lundstrom
    March 19, 2015

    Vegetarian recipes!!!

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  4. Rachel Ziegler
    March 19, 2015

    healthy, lean recipes

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  5. Claire
    March 20, 2015

    Recipes that bridge the seasons, or use the earliest Spring produce, like asparagus that is just showing up in our markets here in CA!

    Congrats on the blogiversary!

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  6. Liz
    March 20, 2015

    I am loving bar cookies! They are so much easier than scooping individual cookies and baking them. You just pour into a pan and into the oven they go!

    One option you guys could look at for left overs is a local shelter. There is one near me that loves homemade goods – and the residents love them as well. There is something especially healing about a homemade cookie that an oreo just can’t live up to. There’s a group of ladies at my church that bake each week and then we donate to the local women’s shelter. I get to bake and try new recipes, but my husband and I aren’t expected to eat the entire batch. It’s a win-win situation!

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  7. Liz
    March 20, 2015

    And congrats on 4 years!

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  8. Liz Johnson
    March 20, 2015

    I am loving recipes that are fairly simple, healthy and can accommodate my two children while exposing them to more than chicken nuggets and French fries! The struggle is real!

    Reply
  9. Melissa
    March 20, 2015

    I’ve been really interested in recipes that use whole grains and cereals, like buckwheat, millet, amaranth, etc. Sounds boring, but they’re good for you!

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  10. Dara
    March 20, 2015

    Despite three-feet of snow, on the ground, earl grey lemon cupcakes with honey lavender frosting made us “think spring!”

    Happy FOURTH! Can’t wait to try the pie recipe!

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  11. Kim O
    March 20, 2015

    I’m loving the no processed slow cooker meals that I’ve been finding online. Tastes much better not heavy in the taste. simple.

    Reply
  12. karen
    March 20, 2015

    I’m loving recipes that are helping me work through some lonely pantry items – trying to pare down!

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  13. Annette
    March 20, 2015

    I love recipes that use items I normally have at home….and items I will be able to reuse!

    Reply
  14. Thalia @ butter and brioche
    March 20, 2015

    Congratulations on the 4 years blogging anniversary! That is such an achievement. And what a delicious post to celebrate with too – this ice cream pie looks divine.

    Reply
  15. Christine Errett-Galletta
    March 21, 2015

    Blender recipes.

    Reply
  16. Debby
    March 22, 2015

    I have a real thing for soup right now! I love how different soups can be and the weather is so iffy right now.

    Reply
  17. Jessica
    March 22, 2015

    Easy peasy supper recipes that are fast and require very few ingredients because I have no time. 🙂 But also desserts because I’m willing to buy 6 sticks of butter and spend hours on the weekend making those coconut cupcakes!! Yummmmm! 🙂

    Reply
  18. natalie @ wee eats
    March 22, 2015

    I’m loving stick-to-your-ribs type stuff currently – meatloaf, meatballs, fried chicken…. all that kind of stuff 🙂

    Reply
  19. Alex C
    March 23, 2015

    I’ve been craving salad recipes lately, after this long winter cooped up inside. I can’t wait for spring produce!

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  20. David
    March 23, 2015

    It has been a cold winter where we live, so we have been heavily reliant on stews and chilis for the last few months. Now that spring is finally starting to come around we may have to alter course a bit.

    Reply
  21. Amanda
    March 23, 2015

    Soup Recipes! And anything with spring veggies (asparagus, radishes, etc)

    Reply
  22. manda
    March 23, 2015

    I love fermented recipes right now.

    Reply
  23. KimberlyC
    March 23, 2015

    I’ve been focused on eating healthier so low-carb and recipes with fresh ingredients are what I’m all about lately.

    Reply
  24. gay
    March 23, 2015

    I love any kind of cake & pound cake recipes. Also…desserts!!! Now all I need is an ice cream churner.

    Reply
  25. Sarah
    March 24, 2015

    I’ve been loving summery recipes that make me forget this depressing, late March snowfall. (All hail zucchini goat cheese pizza!)

    Reply
  26. Priscilla Ziegler
    March 24, 2015

    healthy, quick & easy to make recipes….but I WILL take the ice cream prize, of course! 😉

    Reply
  27. Meng Y.
    March 24, 2015

    I bought ‘Sausage Making: The Definitive Guide by Ryan Farr’ a few weeks ago so that I could learn how to make and stuff sausages; who knew there was an art to it, combining the right amount of fat, meat, liquid, salt and spices along with the right casings. However, I’ve yet to make any recipes since I lack the quintessential meat grinder and sausage stuffer although I really want to make some delicious sausages. In my state of depression due to lack of sausage making and sausage eating, I’m looking to cheer myself up with this delicious Sundae Kit. The end.

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  28. jill palumbo
    March 24, 2015

    First of all, your description of the prizes are mouth watering! I could almost lick the page! I am always on the look out for good appetizers/starters. I think I could live on appetizers and dessert (and wine, let’s not forgot the wine). I am fascinated lately by the recipes with bourbon/whiskey/etc. in them. I don’t like hard liquor as a rule, but the recipes sounds too delicious not to try.

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  29. nadya kotik
    March 24, 2015

    I love chicken salad right now!

    Reply
  30. Haley
    March 25, 2015

    Recipes incorporating in-season fruits and vegetables!

    Anything with cinnamon/chocolate/peanut butter!

    CONGRATS on the blogversary!!!!

    Reply
  31. Jennai
    March 25, 2015

    I have been on a Spiralizer “Zoodle” kick lately! I’m finding all kinds of cool recipes for spiralizing veggies.

    Reply
  32. carol smith
    March 25, 2015

    Light recipes that will be good in the coming hot weather.

    Reply
  33. Holly B
    March 26, 2015

    I LOVE Jeni’s ice cream! I didn’t know I was an ice cream person before I tried her creations.

    I’ve been craving lighter pasta recipes lately, something with lots of veggies 🙂

    Reply
  34. Lauren
    March 26, 2015

    I’m liking recipes that feature fresh fruit.

    Reply
  35. Stephanie-Oh
    March 26, 2015

    First of all I love Jeni’s ice cream and frozen yogurt! Secondly, I’d love to see more spring recipes that include a healthy dose of fruits & veggies and whole grains. I’m trying to cook healthier. I don’t like to think of it as diet food but “healthy” food. Thanks!

    Reply

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