Who knew ? Dorie- that's who !
Per Tricia ~
I stepped up for this week's adventure solo, since Nana does not
have an ice cream machine. Granted, she could have borrowed mine
but I am not sure we thought we needed two versions of this one.
We were wrong. The ice cream machine is officially operational for the
season and this was a wonderful start to a hopefully creative summer of new
flavors. And this was a new one flavor for sure - one that would have had it's
page turned right on by....were it not for "French Fridays with Dorie".
I truly could not imagine what this was going to taste like but the end result
to me simply tasted like a very rich, lovely vanilla ice cream. Did I mention
VERY rich ? But with literally an "aftertaste" of mild olive oil.
Luckily I had a full house of very curious taste testers.
Everyone said they were quite surprised at how good it was and all
agreed it was rich. My husband agreed it had a great vanilla flavor and
found the olive oil interesting. My sons actually thought it tasted a bit
like "cookie dough" but I think that might be a stretch. Or simply a
compliment :) They also said they wished they didn't know the olive oil
was in there because they wondered if they would have noticed it otherwise.
Yes, it was going down pretty fast....
And while I did not send over my ice cream machine, I did send a nice
sample of the dish to Nana and my father- who happened to be celebrating
his birthday. He has done many things over the last 81 years but I can say
with certainty that this was the first time he tasted "olive oil ice cream".
And he approved.
Thanks, Dorie - for making his birthday that much sweeter !
Happy French Friday
& Happy Birthday Dad !!