I may have told you this already, but a while back my parents took a road trip down to Louisiana with the specific goal of visiting the Avery Island Tabasco factory. As a result all their family and friends received a plethora of Tabasco-related gifts.
One of these is this, a Tabasco ice cream mix.
I’ve had saffron ice cream. Black bean ice cream. Taro ice cream. Hemp ice cream. Even wasabi ice cream. So this can’t be too weird, right? Granted, I didn’t really ENJOY any of those (well the saffron was pretty good), but I’m always willing to try something new. The Pie, not so much.
It’s a mix, so I can’t really give you the recipe here (because I don’t know it), but it involves milk, cream, the mix, and Tabasco’s Sweet & Spicy Sauce (which we also received as a present).
So here goes.
The mix is revealed to be sugar, vanilla, and xanthan gum. So nothing too scary. Sweetener, flavour, and thickener. Fine.
Put that in a bowl, add the cream. Whisk.
Add in the sweet and spicy sauce. Whisk.
In the ice cream maker, it reveals itself to be a lovely pale peach colour.
And it actually froze up pretty quickly. You are supposed to put it back in the container in which the mix came, but ours didn’t fit.
The verdict? The Pie, Fussellette, and I all tried it, and as Fussellette says, “It tastes like stir-fry.” So if you like that, I recommend this stuff. If you’d prefer your ice cream to be a little more traditional, you might want to leave this on the shelf. I wonder if there’s anyway this could be saved. Any suggestions?