Sweet Cream Ice Cream and a Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Giveaway

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So, it’s a brand new year, which means we should have a treat and a giveaway … right?! Since it’s the third I assume most people are off their diets and ready for a treat to warm them up in these frigid temperatures. I know some of you are probably thinking that I don’t know frigid temperatures because I live in Texas, but it was pretty cold here this morning, and having grown up in Canada, I know a thing or two about cold! (p.s. If you still look stylish and your hair isn’t a static-y mess, then you’re not really cold!)

Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Sweet Cream Ice Cream

Today is a combo recipe. The first part is brought to you by the awesome peeps over at Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss, and the second part comes by way of an old friend who told me all about hot chocolate floats many moons ago!

First up the ice cream. I know ice cream doesn’t really go with today’s weather, but just stay with me for a minute. Last year for Christmas we got an amazing gelato maker for a gift, and we’ve been experimenting with all the wonderful flavors. After I was approached by the people at Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss, I knew I wanted to make ice cream with their product. I use flavored coffee creamer as a substitute for whole milk in a lot of baking recipes when I want to change it up a bit. I knew I was going to use the Sweet Cream flavor because I wanted something with a delicate flavor so that the texture really stands out.

digital thermometerA thermometer makes this a lot easier!

The ice cream was amazing on it’s own. It was super smooth and the flavor was perfect. For the first round, kids had ice cream topped with a little hot fudge sauce. Then we moved on to the grand finale, which was the hot chocolate float.

The idea is the same as a regular soda float, except you add ice cream to hot chocolate. This is delicious no matter what, but if you have kids it’s extra perfect because the ice cream does double duty as a flavor and as a coolant for the hot chocolate. If you haven’t tried this before, you need to try it. If you like hot chocolate at all, you’re going to love this. I’ve also seen other people use this idea with warm apple cider, but given a choice, I go with chocolate almost every time!

Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss GiveawayThe Prize Package

Now for the giveaway. The people at Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss are giving one lucky reader the same gift pack they sent me! There is an awesome travel mug, an amazing candle, some biscotti and a coupon for you to try Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss for yourself. Follow the rafflecopter instructions at the bottom of the post. Contest will close next Tuesday. Good luck everyone!

hot chocolate

Sweet Cream Ice Cream

adapted from The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbetto

Ingredients:

  • 1 16oz container Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss, Sweet Cream flavor
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2/3 c. sugar

Instructions:

  1. In a heavy sauce pan combine the creamer and the heavy cream, over medium heat until the mixtures reaches 170º. Stir constantly so the mixture doesn’t burn on the bottom.
  2. While the cream is coming to temperature, whisk the 4 eggs and the sugar in a separate bowl.
  3. Take a little bit of the hot cream and pour it into the egg and whisk, whisk, whisk! Add the remainder of the cream mixture to the egg mixture, stir and then pour it back into the pot and put it back on the stove.
  4. This time, heat the mixture to 185º, and don’t let it boil. Again, you need to stir the entire time.
  5. The mixture will turn into a custard and get thick (it’ll cover the back of a wooden spoon).
  6. When the custard has reached 185º, pour it through a fine mesh strainer into a lean bowl.
  7. Cool the mixture in the fridge, and then make ice cream in your ice cram maker.

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Sweet Cream Ice Cream and a Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Giveaway
 
Sweet Cream Ice Cream
Ingredients
  • 1 16oz container Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss, Sweet Cream flavor
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ⅔ c. sugar
Instructions
  1. In a heavy sauce pan combine the creamer and the heavy cream, over medium heat until the mixtures reaches 170º. Stir constantly so the mixture doesn't burn on the bottom.
  2. While the cream is coming to temperature, whisk the 4 eggs and the sugar in a separate bowl.
  3. Take a little bit of the hot cream and pour it into the egg and whisk, whisk, whisk! Add the remainder of the cream mixture to the egg mixture, stir and then pour it back into the pot and put it back on the stove.
  4. This time, heat the mixture to 185º, and don't let it boil. Again, you need to stir the entire time.
  5. The mixture will turn into a custard and get thick (it'll cover the back of a wooden spoon).
  6. When the custard has reached 185º, pour it through a fine mesh strainer into a lean bowl.
  7. Cool the mixture in the fridge, and then make ice cream in your ice cram maker.
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135 Comments

  1. My favorite right now is Pumpkin Pie Spice!

     
  2. i never had cofee before so i woudnt know

     
  3. It’s cold in Houston right now, too, but it’s never too cold for ice cream! haha I’ve never heard of a gelato maker before (to use at home) so now I have to go find one 🙂

     
  4. I like vanilla flavor

     
  5. Pumpkin or vanilla

     
  6. I love the sweet cream flavor! Perfect for the days where I want my coffee to just be sweet and creamy, which is almost always 😀

     
  7. Caramel is my favorite.

     
  8. French Vanilla is my favorite.

     
  9. I like sweet cream…simple but delicious!

     
  10. I Love the french vanilla!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!

     
  11. it’s so hard to pick just one! pistachio, cinnamon, coconut, salted caramel, cookie dough – so many to choose from!

     
  12. French vanilla!

     
  13. I love Vanilla.

     
  14. anything cocoa, mocha or chocolate!

     
  15. For me it is vanilla. Thank you

     
  16. Irish Cream

     
  17. Love hazelnut.

     
  18. I love anything with caramel in it.

     
  19. I love anything pumpkin!

     
  20. Carmal

     
  21. jeremy mclaughlin

    Love French vanilla.

     
  22. Vanilla! Yummy and sweet! Thank you!

     
  23. my favorite creamer flavor is caramel

     
  24. My all-time favorite creamer flavor is French Vanilla! I also am a huge fan of Peppermint Mocha ,but sadly that is only seasonal!

     
  25. pumpkin spice

     
  26. I like caramel.

     
  27. My favorite is French Vanilla. So good!!

     
  28. My favorite creamer is Sweet Cream.

     
  29. Every day flavor–I’m a chocolate girl at heart. 🙂 For a treat, I *love* Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip! They ship across the US now (store is based in Ohio), but here in GA they’re charging $15 for a half gallon. Is it worth it? YES! Do I buy it often? No! lol

     
  30. Oh jeez–I thought it said favorite ice cream flavor! duh!! 🙁 For creamer, I like Half and half in my coffee, but I love the seasonal flavors that come out every year. Peppermint is the best. 🙂

     
  31. I love Caramel.

     
  32. I like hazelnut!

     
  33. Vanilla and Chocolate

     
  34. caramel vanilla

     
  35. Caramel.

     
  36. My favorite flavor is mocha or french vanilla

     
  37. Mocha

     
  38. I love love chocolate creamer!

     
  39. I like vanilla creamer

     
  40. cinnamon or pumpkin spice

     
  41. Vanilla!

     
  42. Anything that says fat-free as it makes me feel a little guilty.

     
  43. I like Peppermint Mocha.

     
  44. I love hazelnut!

     
  45. My favorite is peppermint mocha.

     
  46. Pumpkin Spice <3

     
  47. Vanilla

     
  48. Vanilla is my fav.

     
  49. My favorite is chocolate mint chip!

     
  50. Caramel or peppermint, heck I love them all !

     
  51. vanilla

     
  52. I like plain ol’ vanilla.

     
  53. I love caramel creamer!

     
  54. Butter Pecan is my first love, then Almond Joy ice cream if I can find it.

     
  55. I like the sweet cream flavor –

     
  56. My favorite is french vanilla. This recipe sounds delicious.

     
  57. I love toffee nut!

     
  58. I love peppermint!

     
  59. I love toffee nut and caramel machiatto!

     
  60. I like Vanilla

     
  61. Amaretto or hazelnut – I’m a sucker for nuts 🙂

     
  62. French vanilla

     
  63. French Vanilla is divine!!

     
  64. Beth Dunlavy Hoppe

    Love vanilla, it’s wonderful.

     
  65. the sweet cream or the cinnamon flavor.

     
  66. Tonya Fullenkamp

    Hazelnut creamer, yum!!

     
  67. My favorite is mocha!

     
  68. Rocky Road is my favorite ice cream flavor.
    Thank you!

     
  69. melissaandkeith miller

    French Vanilla is my fav.

     
  70. This sounds heavenly, especially the Hot Chocolate Float! Today sounds like a great day to try it. 🙂

     
  71. I think Sweet Cream sounds yummy!

     
  72. I like Vanilla and caramel

     
  73. French Vanilla!

     
  74. french vanilla

     
  75. vanilla is best

     
  76. Vanilla!

     
  77. Love the french vanilla

     
  78. French Vanilla is my fav.

     
  79. I am a Vanilla fan!

     
  80. I love French Vanilla.

     
  81. I like the hazelnut kind but am sure I would like anything chocolate or caramel too 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway!

     
  82. Holly Storm-Burge

    French Vanilla!

     
  83. I like chocolate.

     
  84. My favorite is caramel or hazelnut

     
  85. I love caramel.

     
  86. My favorite is vanilla

     
  87. Charlene Canfield

    caramel

     
  88. sarahmarie jerome

    just plain chocolate lover here…

     
  89. Hazelnut and caramel are my favorites

     
  90. My favorite is pumpkin

     
  91. Hmmm….it would be between the caramel and chocolate flavors….sometimes I use them both in a cup of coffee. Yum.

     
  92. I love any caramel flavored creamer!

     
  93. i recently tried the sweet cream flavor and i love it

     
  94. I LOVE FRENCH VANILLA

     
  95. I always enjoy caramel flavors. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

     
  96. Vanilla!

     
  97. What’s your favorite creamer flavor?
    Vanilla

     
  98. caramel, and vanilla are my favorites

     
  99. carmel is my favorite

     
  100. Cinnamon Cream would be my favorite!

     
  101. Prickly Pinecone

    I love vanilla.

     
  102. French vanilla

     
  103. I like vanilla : )

     
  104. Hazelnut

     
  105. I love hazelnut. Thank you for the chance 🙂

     
  106. My favorite is Creme Brulee.

     
  107. I love a mint mocha! Yum!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

     
  108. I like York Peppermint flavor or French Vanilla.

     
  109. Vanilla! I’m a simple, kinda gal!

     
  110. hazelnut

     
  111. Cinnamon is my favorite.

     
  112. mocha almond fudge

     
  113. IF i flavored my coffee it would have to be either pumpkin or caramel ty

     
  114. I like vanilla the best.

     
  115. The Girl Scout Samoa flavor and cinnamon creme

     
  116. French Vanilla is my favorite.

     
  117. French Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice. YUM!!!

     
  118. Shareen Mioskowski

    French Vanilla has always been my favorite!

     
  119. I love timeless vanilla!

     
  120. Lovely vanilla!

     
  121. Peppermint mocha

     
  122. vanilla is my favorite

     
  123. Coconut!

     
  124. any thing hazelnut or caramel

     
  125. Hazelnut

     
  126. Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice!

     
  127. French Vanilla! Yum!

     
  128. White chocolate and hazelnut!