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Death By Vanilla

Death by Vanilla… for me it doesn’t get much better than this! Slightly warm vanilla blondie, custard vanilla ice cream and topped off with freshly whipped vanilla bean whipped cream. Wow. I have no words….

Death By Vanilla: blondie, vanilla ice cream and vanilla bean whipped cream Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Vanilla #IceCream #Blondie #WhippedCream #RecipeThis is the dessert post for the dinner and dessert series I’m doing for My Spice Sage. To see dinner, visit this link: Greek Panzanella Salad with Homemade Greek Salad Dressing.

I was sent these three vanilla products in exchange for this review/recipe:

Death By Vanilla: blondie, vanilla ice cream and vanilla bean whipped cream Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Vanilla #IceCream #Blondie #WhippedCream #Recipe

All three components to this dish I made from scratch so I am going to break down the recipes as easy as possible for you!

Ingredients

For the Blondies:

3 Cups                Light Brown Sugar, packed

1 Cup                  Butter, melted

4 each                 Eggs

2 tsp                    Vanilla Bean Paste

3 Cups                All-Purpose Flour

1 tsp                     Baking Powder

1 tsp                     Salt

For the ice cream adapted from here:

1 cup                   Whole Milk

¾ cup                 Granulated Sugar

2 cups                 Heavy Cream, divided

1 each                  Vanilla Bean, split in half lengthwise

6  each                Egg Yolks

¾ tsp                  Vanilla Extract

Pinch of salt

For the whipped cream:

1/2 Cup               Heavy Whipping Cream

1 Tbls                   Powdered Sugar

1/2 tsp                 Vanilla bean paste

 Directions

For the blondies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in microwave in microwave safe dish (30ish seconds) and let cool. Add the eggs and vanilla to a large bowl and beat eggs with hand mixer. Add the brown sugar to the mix. Combine well. Add butter and mix. In separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients. Mix dry ingredients together and add a little at a time to the wet mixture until fully incorporated. Pour mixture into a greased 13×9 pan. Place in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack. Once cool, cut into bars and enjoy!

For the ice cream:

In a sauce pan over medium low heat add the milk, sugar, 1 cup of heavy cream and salt. Cook, whisking just until the sugar dissolves. Take off the heat. Add a split and scrapped vanilla bean, cover and let sit for 30 minutes.

Death By Vanilla: blondie, vanilla ice cream and vanilla bean whipped cream Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Vanilla #IceCream #Blondie #WhippedCream #Recipe

In a separate bowl, add the remaining cream and set aside. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks and pour this into the sauce pan and place back on the stove. Over medium heat stir constantly with a rubber spatula, scraping the sides. Do this until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spatula or until it reaches 170 degrees. Pour the thickened mixture through a fine mesh colander into the bowl with the cream. Place the vanilla bean into this new mixture and stir occasionally until mixture is cooled. Place in an airtight container and place in the fridge overnight or at least 8 hours. When you’re ready to churn the ice cream, take out the vanilla bean. Churn until a soft serve consistency. Place back into air tight container and let freeze for a couple hours. Enjoy!

For the whipped cream:

Add all the ingriends into a bowl that has been chilled in the fridge for a few hours. Using a hand mixer or a whisk, whip the cream until it is at a soft peak.

 

That’s it! Serve all items together or by themselves you’ll be loving every bite!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
 
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar (or dark brown sugar)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed. Beat in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla (in that order). Beat in the baking soda and flour. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips. Cover the dough tightly and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Scoop 1 Tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Press down to slightly flatten them out. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Cookies will be soft and may appear undone. They will firm up as they cool. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Store cookies in a airtight container at room temperature for 10 days.
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream, divided
  • 1 each Vanilla Bean, split in half lengthwise
  • 6 each Egg Yolks
  • ¾ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan over medium low heat add the milk, sugar, 1 cup of heavy cream and salt. Cook, whisking just until the sugar dissolves. Take off the heat. Add a split and scrapped vanilla bean, cover and let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, add the remaining cream and set aside. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks and pour this into the sauce pan and place back on the stove. Over medium heat stir constantly with a rubber spatula, scraping the sides. Do this until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spatula or until it reaches 170 degrees.
  3. Pour the thickened mixture through a fine mesh colander into the bowl with the cream.
  4. Place the vanilla bean into this new mixture and stir occasionally until mixture is cooled.
  5. Place in an airtight container and place in the fridge overnight or at least 8 hours.
  6. When you’re ready to churn the ice cream, take out the vanilla bean. Churn until a soft serve consistency. Place back into air tight container and let freeze for a couple hours. Enjoy!
Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
 
 
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tbls Powdered Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla bean paste
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingriends into a bowl that has been chilled in the fridge for a few hours. Using a hand mixer or a whisk, whip the cream until it is at a soft peak.

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The spices you get from the website are very good quality. They are the same quality I would receive in bulk while working in the restaurant industry. There are tons of different items that they have available. My favorite way of browsing is actually through alphabetical order, I love seeing all the different kinds of spices, vinegars and blend they have to offer. They have weekly promotions as well where you can get a free gift with purchase but this varies each week. All orders over $10 ship for free (Orders under $10 are subject to a flat $3 ‘Spice it Up’ Fee). All orders receive a Free 1oz spice sample of the customer’s choice so you can finally experiment with some new flavors! The best part to me is there is 100% satisfaction guarantee, if you are not completely satisfied you can return your order for a full refund or an exchange. No questions asked! They will even pay the return shipping charges for orders in the United States.

 

**The items given to me for this recipe were for review purposes. I was not compensated for these posts. All opinions are 100% my own.**

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33 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    August 12, 2013

    Found via Give me the goods. Can’t wait to try, sounds so yummy (especially since I cannot eat chocolate due to an allergy!). Thanks for sharing!

  2. avatar
    Maria Matter says:
    August 12, 2013

    sounds yummy!
    you make being in the kitchen so much fun! 🙂

  3. Dana,
    My daughter’s summer project is learning to cook–mostly she’s been concentrating on ice creams, but I think it’s time for her to branch out.
    Thanks for a three-fer of recipes.
    I’m glad to follow you on Tasty Tuesdays!

  4. avatar
    August 13, 2013

    Those sound wonderful Dana! Vanilla is definitely underrated, chocolate always gets the glory 🙂

  5. avatar
    August 13, 2013

    This. Looks. Fabulous! Blondies are awesome, but add ice cream and whipped cream and it’s paradise. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  6. avatar
    Niki says:
    August 16, 2013

    I LOVE vanilla, and this looks amazing!

  7. avatar
    Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:
    August 16, 2013

    oh my gosh, Dana! Death by anything desserts always get my attention 🙂 This sounds great! I’m sharing this on Facebook today – thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends! Have a great weekend! {hugs}

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    Jennifer says:
    August 17, 2013

    Wow we are making these tonight. All of it. I have not used my ice cream maker in forever but I am pretty sure the insert is buried in the back of my deep freeze somewhere!

    Hopped over from the Get Inspired Weekend Blog Hop. Thanks for linking this. YUM!

  9. avatar
    Diane Balch says:
    August 18, 2013

    Love the title and as I’ve gotten older I appreciate vanilla a lot more. I even eat vanilla ice cream more often than chocolate. Thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday.

  10. avatar
    Heather says:
    August 18, 2013

    Yummy – triple vanilla! Love your recipe – what a great cook you are! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspired!! Pinned to our group pinboard for some extra luv! Heather

  11. avatar
    Leslie says:
    August 21, 2013

    Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday this week! Thanks for sharing such a fabulous post!

  12. avatar
    Diana says:
    August 21, 2013

    Thanks so much for linking up this delicious dessert over at The Weekly Creative party last week. 🙂 I wanted to tell you that we have another linky party that we just started over at our other blog, The Inspiration Network and it’s only for desserts. Yummy! Would love to have you link up. 🙂 XOXO

  13. avatar
    August 22, 2013

    I’m back Dana 🙂 Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board. Have a great week and please join us next Friday.

  14. avatar
    Ala says:
    August 25, 2013

    I always thought chocolate would be a great way to go, but death by vanilla–okay, sure, why not? 🙂 scrumptious, thanks for sharing!

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