"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Frozen Desserts & Ice Creams
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-16-2006, 03:20 AM   #1
Sous Chef
 
Banana Brain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 647
How can I add flavor to my already made gelato?

Its just so... vanilla. And not even a very strong vanilla. Any easy suggestions?

__________________

__________________
Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet. -Julia Child
Banana Brain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 07:13 AM   #2
Executive Chef
 
marmalady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,SouthCarolina
Posts: 2,642
You could try softening it a bit and adding more vanilla/chopped chocolate and/or nuts, pieces of fruit; then refreezing again. Or just use as is, with some yummy toppings!
__________________

__________________
marmalady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 09:43 AM   #3
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,694
Pour some limoncello or triple sec over it. You get the idea.
__________________
Gretchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 01:20 PM   #4
Sous Chef
 
Banana Brain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 647
Quote:
Originally Posted by marmalady
You could try softening it a bit and adding more vanilla/chopped chocolate and/or nuts, pieces of fruit; then refreezing again. Or just use as is, with some yummy toppings!
I did end up adding a lot more vanilla so now its VERY vanilla and some melted chocolate which harned in it.
__________________
Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet. -Julia Child
Banana Brain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 01:21 PM   #5
Sous Chef
 
Banana Brain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 647
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gretchen
Pour some limoncello or triple sec over it. You get the idea.
I would say "niiiiice" except I really don't like the taste of alchohol and it would ruin my gelato.
__________________
Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet. -Julia Child
Banana Brain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 04:18 PM   #6
Executive Chef
 
marmalady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,SouthCarolina
Posts: 2,642
Quote:
Originally Posted by Banana Brain
I did end up adding a lot more vanilla so now its VERY vanilla and some melted chocolate which harned in it.
Were you adding vanilla extract? Real vanilla extract? The next time you might try heating up a scraped vanilla bean with the milk, then using that.
__________________
marmalady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 06:26 PM   #7
Sous Chef
 
Banana Brain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 647
Quote:
Originally Posted by marmalady
Were you adding vanilla extract? Real vanilla extract? The next time you might try heating up a scraped vanilla bean with the milk, then using that.
Just wondering, where the heck is it that I can buy actual vanilla beans? I've never seen it in stores.
Thank you for the suggestion!
__________________
Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet. -Julia Child
Banana Brain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 06:28 PM   #8
Sous Chef
 
Banana Brain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 647
Oh, and I also added cinnamon and brown sugar and cake peices (being inspired by the two-hour show I had just watched on Food network about people competing to develope a new flavor of Haagen-Dasz). The brown sugar gave it a really delicious flavor.
__________________

__________________
Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet. -Julia Child
Banana Brain is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.