Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Money Tuesday Recipe: Emeril's Drunken Monkey Ice Cream

I had this at Emeril's in Orlando, and it is awesome. And appropriately named--I saw monkeys running amok all over City Walk after eating this ice cream.

Drunken Monkey Ice Cream:
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 vanilla bean, cut and seeds scraped
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1/4 pound white chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup rum
1/2 cup crushed cashew brittle, recipe follows
3 1/2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, about 1/2 cup
4 teaspoons vegetable oil

In a 2-quart saucepan set over medium heat, add the milk, cream, vanilla bean, pod seeds and the banana. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the sugar and egg yolks and beat, using a whisk, until pale yellow and smooth. Pour about 1 cup of the milk and cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture and whisk thoroughly. Add the egg yolk mixture to the saucepan and simmer gently, stirring with a wooden spoon. Be sure to stir inside the corners of the pan. As the custard cooks, it will thicken, and be able to coat the back of a spoon. This will take about 5 minutes. Remove the custard from the heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve, into a clean non-reactive bowl.

Add the white chocolate to the custard and stir to melt the chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted, pour the rum into the bowl and stir well to blend. Refrigerate the custard and allow it to chill for at least 2 hours before proceeding.

Once the custard is cool, pour the ice cream base into an ice cream maker, and follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to properly freeze the custard. When the ice cream is partially frozen, add the cashew brittle to the base and continue to churn the machine.

While the ice cream is churning, melt the chocolate with the vegetable oil over a double boiler. Stir the chocolate as it melts to keep it smooth. Once the chocolate is completely melted, drizzle it into the ice cream. As the hot chocolate hits the cold cream, it will cool and form into shards. Continue to churn the ice cream until it is nearly completely frozen. Remove from the machine and place in an airtight container. Freeze for at least 4 hours, and preferably overnight.

Yield: 1 quart

Cashew Brittle:
1 1/4 cups granulated white sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup corn syrup
1-ounce butter (2 tablespoons)
1/4 pound cashews, about 1 cup
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

In a saucepan combine the sugar, water and corn syrup. Set over a medium heat, and cook until the sugar turns a caramel color, and a candy thermometer inserted into the sugar registers 280 degrees F. Whisk the butter into the sugar, and remove from the heat. Stir the pan vigorously until the butter has completely dissolved and the sugar is a deep amber color. Add the cashews and baking powder to the pan and continue to stir quickly to ensure that the cashews are well distributed in the sugar. Pour the brittle onto a greased baking sheet and when cool, about 30 minutes, crack into 1/4-inch pieces using a rolling pin.

Yield: 2 cups of brittle

Episode#: EM0406
Copyright © 2006 Television Food Network, G.P., All Rights Reserved


The Wine Commonsewer said...

Drunken Heart Attack in a bowl you mean.

Pro Libertate said...

But it's sooooooo good. I ordered the bread pudding desert the last time I was at Emeril's just to get the Drunken Monkey ice cream that went with it. As it turned out, the bread pudding was also quite tasty. The Food Network page that I linked to in the posting leads with the bread pudding recipe.

Pro Libertate said...

Mrs. Libertate and I just got an ice cream maker. We have successfully created a cookies and cream batch; next is probably mint chocolate chip. But on the weekend, we're going to attempt to make the Drunken Monkey ice cream. If we survive, I'll let you know how it turns out.

highnumber said...

I showed the wife this recipe. She looked at me like I was an idiot, because we don't have an ice cream maker. I still found the recipe exciting.

Pro Libertate said...


I was doing my usual careful evaluation of ice cream makers--visiting Consumer Reports, surfing the web--when Mrs. Libertate just acted and bought some Hamilton Beach ice cream maker at Target. I looked upon it with a jaded eye to begin with, but it works pretty well. We'll see about it's longevity, of course.

Oh, it ran about $30 and is one of those that you freeze ahead of time--no ice and rock salt. This method has the advantage that less air is whipped into the cream, making it denser and creamier.

Once we've achieved Drunken Monkey, we'll have to find a tequila-based ice cream for highnumber :)

VikingMoose said...

Once we've achieved Drunken Monkey

that phrase is spiritual on oh so many levels!

what about home distilling - home made bourbon or tequila?????

highnumber said...

Home distilling is not only illegal, it is also dangerous.

You go first.

Pro Libertate said...

Yes, making ice cream with enough calories to support a Third World nation for a day is risky enough without throwing home brew into the mix.

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