Not by Chamomile Alone What inspired this recipe? I love breakfast foods, but am never hungry in the mornings. My love for cinnamon-raisin bagels with cream cheese led me to this recipe. Adding vanilla-infused Jack Daniels (I am certain regular would be fine, too) raisins to the recipe gives the usually small, hard fruit a chewy texture and added punch in the final recipe. Tastetester comments and full recipe after the jump. Take a look, then vote here!
Tastetester Comments: "Give me some more." - coworkers from my office Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Ice Cream For the cream cheese ice cream: 1 cup Sour cream 1 8 oz. Package cream cheese 1 c Half-and-half 1/2 cup Sugar 1 tablespoon Lemon juice Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add immediately to ice cream maker and freeze. This will be very thick. For the cinnamon ice cream: 4 cups Half-and-half 1 cups Sugar 6 Egg yolks 2 tablespoons Cinnamon 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeded Set half-and-half and sugar in a double boiler. Add cinnamon and vanilla bean insides. Stir, cooking until mixture is very warm (steaming). In a measuring cup or other bowl, whisk some of the hot mixture into the egg yolks to temper. Continue until 1 - 1 1/2 cups of the mixture are combined, and then add back into double boiler. Stir mixture until it coats the back of a spoon. This should be creamier than most ice cream recipes because it has to match the cream cheese's consistency. Once cooled and refrigerated, freeze in ice cream maker. For the raisins 1/2 cup Jack Daniels or other liquor 1/2 cup raisins In a small saucepot, combine Jack Daniels and raisins. Stir occasionally over low heat, 10-15 minutes or until raisins are plump. Cool to room temperature before adding to rest of mixture. To combine: Layer softened cream cheese ice cream, cinnamon ice cream and raisins; refreeze. Top with graham crackers, cinnamon bear crackers or bagel chips if desired. p.s. it is a labor of love to do a photoshoot in the Austin summer heat! My balcony is about 110F during the month of August. :-) p.p.s. The best I can do because live by myself (and my apartment lighting is terrible, hence the balcony pictures!) is to take a picture of the food in creation, in this case a picture of adding the cinnamon to the cream, but prettybirdpress can vouch that I brought it into the office and it was gone shortly after.