The sweet life of a teenager and a flan ice cream recipe that will make you love him even more.

posted on: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gabriel - "I was invited to prom, what's prom?"

My little cousin came to live with us back in February so that he could learn English. I'm not 100% sure his English is improving since we only speak to him in Portuguese but I do know he is learning a whole lot about American culture.

Prom, for example, is American culture at it's finest.

Don't worry his Brazilian suave-ness is still intact. So much so that he's already used the ice cream flan recipe his grandmother hand wrote him to impress a girl.

I am SO not making this stuff up. It's kind of awesome how completely adorable he is. I mean really, who keeps a recipe protected inside a little box? And the whole time he was making this recipe he kept asking me "do you think she'll like it?"

I can't say for sure if she did or didn't but if I were a teenager and a cute guy, with a cute accent, made me flan ice cream I would like it.

Wouldn't you?

Flan Ice Cream
(printable version)

1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups whole milk
4 eggs, separate yolks from egg whites
4 tablespoons white sugar + 1 cup sugar for caramel sauce
1 can table cream
4 tablespoons powdered chocolate for baking or Nestle Quick
9 tablespoons water

  1. In a blender, or a mixer, mix the sweetened condensed milk, whole milk, and 4 egg yolks until frothy. 
  2. Put the mixture into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Let the mixture cool down completely to room temperature.
  3. While the mixture is cooling down whisk the egg whites with the 4 tablespoons of sugar until it forms a hard peak. 
  4. Add the first mixture of sweetened condensed milk, milk, and egg yolks to the egg white mixture along with the table cream and mix on high for 1 minute.
  5. Add 1 cup sugar to a large bundt pan and put at the stove at low heat until the sugar melts. Use a wooden spoon to mix the sugar to keep it from burning. 
  6. In a small bowl mix the powdered chocolate with the 9 tablespoons of water until most of the lumps are gone. Pour on top of the melted caramel in the bundt pan.
  7. Pour the flan mixture in the bundt pan on top pf the caramel and chocolate sauce. Freeze overnight.
  8. Leave the flan ice cream out for 10 minutes before serving. Then flip the bundt pan upside down unto a round serving platter. The caramel and chocolate sauce will pour over the flan ice cream, and it will be perfect.


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