It’s still summer, and in the BarBQBoozers Kitchen it’s always hot and what’s the best thing (almost…) to cool off??? Ice cream of course!! How about ehm….melon? Yes you do like melons I think. And what booze shall we choose this time…ehm…vodka? That sounds gooood, I say it’s a deal baby!
Okay before it gets too hot and the ice cream has already melted before you even had the chance to taste it, I have to explain something about melons and ice cream. It’s getting technical, so you’re warned. When I made this the first time, the ice cream wasn’t bad but it just wasn’t creamy enough. And I don’t know about you, but I like the ice for the cream!! It was a bit of a mixture between a sorbet and ice cream. Not what I had in mind, but when I did it for the second time (when you’re not completely satisfied the first time, wait for the second time, that one is always better!) it was ultimate delish…!! (yeaahhhh now who’s surprised???) So let’s crank up that ice cream machine and churn churn churn!!
Prepare in advance:
¼ cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
½ cup milk
Mix this with a hand blender (blend for about 2 minutes, we need air in this!!) and put it in the fridge for a few hours.
Then slice a melon into pieces, I used this one, a Galia melon:
Keep a few pieces aside, mix these with some Vodka and set aside. These you can add when you’re going to serve the ice cream.
Puree the pieces and let it drain but watch out: you’re going to need the juice! That is, half the juice. Because that’s where it went wrong the first time, there was too much juice in the ice cream mixture. Now I know this sounds ehm…weird but it’s true. In this case I mean. Poor half of the juice back into a bowl with the pureed and drained melon, and put it in the fridge for a few hours too.
When it’s time to churn, mix the ice cream and melon together, add a shot (max 2 tablespoons) of Vodka (really, the Vodka tends to cover up the melon taste if you add too much, so the choice is yours….) and let the ice cream machine do it’s job!
And here’s the result:
Melon Vodka Ice Cream with Vodka infused pieces of melon and some mint.
Ooowwww……can we do it again?????
Cheers and enjoy!!!
What can I say, it's chocolate, brandy and cherries....that's all you need isn't it?? Oh yes I don't think I have to add the word “delicious” to it, do I?? Neh...just take a look at this picture and keep a napkin ready...
Some time ago I was at the whole-sale market and sometimes they sell some great foreign products, and this time it wasssss......:
They also sold frosting, hehe yeah chocolate or vanilla, I bought the chocolate, of course! All the time I didn't have the chance to make this cake but as always, when you're in desperate need of some good comfort food there's always something in the cupboard to reach for! At least, in mine....always be prepared! And you know, I've never had that frosting before, but I tell you....that's awesome stuff....for cakes and anything else that could use some ehm...topping!! I'm going back to the store tomorrow and get some more...!
Now you want to know how to make these of course;
1 package chocolate pie
(check the package what you need to add: in my case 3 eggs, water and oil.)
Almost half the amount of water I replaced for Brandy...yes half...and I tell you...after the cakes are ready you wouldn't guess there was so much in it. Just saying. Get it, don't you...
Another extra addition was a can of cherries, the ones for pie fillings.
Here we go.....
After baking them for 25 minutes, the result was like this:
After they've cooled, the result was like this:
Hahaha! Who cares, there's frosting enough!! Decorate them as you want, and mine looked like this, and they tasted awesome!!!
Cheers and enjoy!!
Oh and don't forget the frosting.....enjoy...haha!
The Dutchess made a pie with Bananas and Bailey's, so I figured what the heck, I like pie...booze, and whipped cream too. Figured I'd use a similar direction with my new booze filled creation. Plus there's nothing that goes better when you're NUDE, well NUDE Vodka that is! I thought about getting into the raw for the development and photo session of this recipe, after drinking too much vodka; but didn't think it would meet Health Standards... (plus that could cause cardiac arrests and too much hyper-ventilating by some of the readers) Then again..who knows if I did or didn't... you never know with The Burgerman!
So on with the show...
Here's what you will need for this easy pie recipe.
6-8 Lemons (Squeeze for 3/4 cups of Lemon Juice)
1 tbs Lemon Zest (Use Lemons above)
3/4 cup of Nude Vodka
3/4 cup sugar
2 Whole Eggs
2 Egg Yolks
1/4 cup of Cornstarch
1/2 Stick of Butter
2 Tbs of Olive Oil
1/4-1/2 Cup of Dried Cranberries
1 Frozen Pie Crust
Now we are going to cook this pie on the grill, but if you don't feel as adventurous, you can do the same on the stove and in the oven...Keep in mind when you are Nude... as you may assume... the grilling can be tricky and plus the neighbors may call the police...(not that I would have any experience with this.)
Mix all the ingredients,( excluding the butter, oil, and cranberries) in a pot and whisk it thoroughly while bringing it all to a boil on the grill. (Note-the coals need to be glowing red and not flaming like seen in the photo above-I just did it this way to make the picture look more dramatic..... (The "special effects team" threw in a few extra flames for fun)
Boil & whisk for about two minutes & you will notice that the mixture will start to cream and turn to gel right before your eyes. (After that last line-A nude picture could have been included here for more special effects.)
Slowly blend in the butter and oil after the mixture starts to gel and mix it all thoroughly.
So far-really easy-right?.... now the tricky part...spoon all the ingredients into the pie crust shell, place on a flat pan and put back on the grill for about 5-10 minutes, depending on the heat of the grill-determines the time. You don't want to burn the crust on the bottom, so stay close and wait for the crust to turn light brown and when you start getting bubbles popping in the filling.
Just before its done---sprinkle on some dried cranberries.
When done-Slice, squirt on some whipped cream, add a lemon wedge, and there ya have it!
This pie turned out delicious and the Nude Vodka gave it a special kick. It's a very tart pie and, let me tell ya, there's nothing like Nude Vodka, Lemons, and Cranberries to dress up or un-dress your dessert.
(PS- This pie is so good that you might think about smearing it on somebody's body and see where that takes ya... just an idea?.... but remember... all our recipes are tested before we publish)
Now Go Get Nude (Vodka)!
Let's see....we have bananas, whipped cream and booze.... what a combo!! A Party with a Capital P! You agree with that Burgerman??? Yes you do! Get the booze....hehe..
My first thought~ I was going to use Bourbon...but then it hit me: Bailey's!! And a short poll on facebook showed most people would choose Bailey's for the Bananas (without knowing what kind of party it would be!). And who am I to neglect that, so I obeyed instantly! Yeah that's so me haha!
Been planning on making this pie for a week, but for several reasons I didn't. But what's better on a cloudy Sunday morning to see those bananas on the kitchen table...I'll spare you what they said to me but oooww!!!
Well....when I finally started with the pie....a few things went wrong. I'll be honest, sometimes the easiest things are the things you easily mess up. Lesson 1: ALWAYS check if the milk you're about to use is still ehm...drinkable...ugh...and the bad thing was I already had poured the Bailey's in the measuring cup...what a waste!!! Lesson 2: you can't buy proper pre-baked pie crusts here... Lesson 3: don't try to hurry when separating egg yolks and whites...
It was a nice sticky mess in my kitchen and the party hadn't even started!!
Are you ready??? Let's gooooooo!!! Oh I do need to mention that it's an adapted recipe from Dorie Greenspan, okay, let's do it:
1 cup whole milk
¼ cup Bailey's
3 egg yolks
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
½ teaspoon apple pie spice blend
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas
1 pie crust
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon apple pie spice blend
2 tablespoons sour cream
Bring the milk and Bailey's to a boil.
Whisk the yolks with the sugar, cornstarch, apple pie spice blend, vanilla extract.
Add the milk and keep stirring. Put the pan over medium heat, and keep stirring for about 1 minute, or until it thickens.
Let it cool and don't forget to press a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the custard.
Aahhh the bananas!
Mash the bananas.
Make layers (as much as you can, the pie crust I bought could barely hold the first layer...arrgghh) with the custard and bananas.
Then it's time to make the whipped cream (with the sugar, vanilla and apple pie spice). When that's done, carefully stir in the sour cream.
Divide the cream over the pie and you're done!!! (ehm...well almost..)
Enjoy the party.....
You want this...you need this...you will love this....I know!! Everybody loves ice cream, and homemade has it's advantages... I mean, where can you get this variety?? Nowhere, but I'm here to make your day a lot brighter, more luscious, creamier and you'll be completely satisfied after you tasted this ice cream....mmmm!! Heaven in a bowl!
It's an ice cream that screams “SUMMER”,and “EAT ME”, so you better obey and get this thing started!! Let's do it...!
Oh yeah, before I forget, if you can't get Passoa you can also use Peach liquor of course, or any other liquor...hehe...
What you need for this:
2 peaches (yes!! you see 3 in the picture...let's just say there was some Passoa involved...hehe)
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon lemon juice
¼ cup Passoa (here ya go)
Cut the peaches into pieces, add to a pan.
Mix in the other ingredients. Bring to a boil and let it boil for about 15-20 minutes until the peach is soft and the mixture thickened.
Let it cool completely! A quick way for this (because you can't wait, I know you!) is to put the pan in some ice cold water.
Then you need: (makes ½ quart of icecream, double it if needed but then you'll need to double the peaches ingredients too!)
¼ cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
½ cup milk
Mix all the ingredients plus the cooled peach mixture with the help of a blender. Make sure you pulse it long enough to make the batch filled with air, and you get this:
here we go again....waiting and churning....
Follow the instructions of your ice cream machine (say that out loud, it sounds awesome haha!) and you will have this for dessert (or anytime you want it!):
Cheers and enjoy!
Since most of you seem to have very hot weather over there, I thought it's time for some refreshment. Even though it doesn't fit the weather that I'm having over here, but I do it for you not for myself... Oh geez...I'm good ha...yeah...
Today I'm giving you the recipe for a sorbet made of red grapefruits with....tadaaa....Campari!! And I know what you're thinking, bitter!!! Noooo....there's enough sugar in it to make taste perfect!
No doubt this recipe will cool you down, but if you have too much of it it might cause some other heat, but that's up to you to decide how much you can handle! If I were you I'd keep the a/c going!
2-3 red grapefruits
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
You only need the juice of the grapefruits, and you have to make sure that you have 1 cup of grapefruit juice. For me 2 grapefruits were enough.
Add the sugar and the lemon juice to the juice and mix until the sugar has dissolved. Taste, and add some more lemon juice if you like.
Put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours. It has to be as cold (not frozen) as possible when you are going to make the sorbet. And a good idea is to store your Campari in the fridge too. I always keep it in the fridge but I wanted to mention it just in case you don't!
Use an ice cream machine for this, and follow the instructions. Usually that means: throw it all in the freezer bowl, and churn until it's done. Easy! And no I didn't forget the Campari!! Just wait...the best part usually comes at the end!
Churn.... ooww I'm a bit dizzy!
When the sorbet is ready, fill a nice glass with it and add a shot of Campari (there you go), as much as you like...but it's not a soup-sorbet so don't over-do it! You better make some more if you think the booze isn't enough... Serve immediately!
This is sooooo good!!! You can also serve this sorbet in a glass with Prosecco, now that's a nice idea!
We got cheesecake for ya!!! A perfect cheesecake with smoked bananas…plus....a Malibu chocolate sauce on top! Sigh.....
Okay those smoked bananas may sound better than it turned out..I had the "fabulous" idea to smoke the bananas first and then add them to the batter. And I did it (smoking the hell out of those bananas) but…when they were done…the result wasn’t exactly what I had in mind!
I used cherry wood for the smoker box:
Smoked the yellow guys (yeah I really don’t think they’re female) for 10 minutes, checked, added another 10 minutes.
The peel had a great smoked flavor, but the bananas not. Oh well, leason learned, next time I’ll put them naked in the smoker box!
Before I give you a list of the other ingredients, check your bottle of Malibu Rum first. Make sure it’s not empty!
Btw I made a tiny cheesecake in case you’re wondering after seeing the pics, but here I give you the ingredients in order to get a “normal” size (huh? yeah you get it!)
1 package cookies, crushed
¼ cup butter, melted
2 pounds cream cheese
1,5 cups sugar
5 bananas, mashed
¾ cup sour cream
½ cup heavy cream
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Drizzle the butter over the cookies and stir. Press them into the bottom of a spring form pan and bake for 10 minutes.
When that’s done, lower the heat to 300F. In the meantime use a stand mixer to mix the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, bananas, sour cream en heavy cream. Mix it for a few minutes.
Pour it into the pan and put it back in the oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes. (mine was done in 1 hour because I only used half of the amounts).
Let it coooool...... and when that mission is completed (I know, that's the toughest part....) you can make the chocolate sauce.
Melt one bar of your favorite chocolate in a pan with about 1/4 cup (about) Malibu Rum....yessss!!
How's that huh?? Believe me, this is sooooo good: bananas, cheesecake, chocolate and rum, pfew!!!
Want a slice???
Some of you, who may have seen my post on Facebook in March, are familiar with this recipe; but I thought it needed to be expanded upon, here on BarBQBoozers.com, by adding a much needed ingredient:
I now call this recipe: The Rum Orangasm In A Bowl!
First of all, I can't take full credit for the name. A young lady friend of mine, who wants to remain nameless, (though she does have "Burger" in her name) came up with the inspirational title. She said..."This is like an Orangasm In A Bowl!". So naturally the name stuck!
It's a real simple recipe and doesn't involve a lot of prep (or as we call it- not much kitchen foreplay)
To get started, all you need are 6-8 plump ripe Oranges. (Luckily we have some Orange trees right outside)
Then all you need is some cinammon, sugar, maple syrup, tin foil, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and a hot grill.
Slice the juicy oranges into multiple pieces and lay them on top of the tin foil.
Sprinkle on some cinammon & sugar, drizzle them with the maple syrup (Sounds kinda sexual huh?) then add the Rum.... (3-4 shots should do ya)
Wrap this juicy boozed up concoction tightly in the foil and place on a hot steamy grill to heat up the ingredients for about 30 minutes and get those juices really flowing (Hmmm-Are you feelin what I'm feelin? Maybe I should write for Penthouse)
After about 30 minutes on the hot grill, remove the package and open it up to allow the oranges to cool for about 5 minutes. (I learned the hard way and tried to eat them fresh from the grill.) My tongue had 3rd degree burn marks-Makes it more difficult to lick things now...... (ok ladies-pause-you'll be okay-I'll give ya moment after that comment)
OK-Place several grilled dripping sweet orange slices in a bowl and add either whipped cream or icecream. (It just depends on what mood you are in right now...choose your favorite topping)
That folks is what I call "A Rum Orangasm In A Bowl"!
Try it for a simple pleasurable dessert sometime. Tell me what you think! It will bring 'em to their knees every time!
In the meantime..I need to figure out how to use oranges in a Specialty Gourmet Burger. You know me by now- I'm already thinking about that "Orangasm Burger"!
Until next time... I'm heading out to get more Oranges off the trees and I need to make another Rum Run!
Oh yeah, do I have some luscious dessert for you!! Chocolate and booze!! Do I have your attention my dear friends? Today we’re going to make a luscious creamy chocolate mousse, easy as opening up a bottle of wine and completely satisfying!
This recipe was given to me by Jerry Fordyce, and ooooh he sure understands what the BarBQBoozers need! After a delicious meal of those PB&B&B&B&B
(oh geez Burgerman I lost track with all those B’s..... must be the Beer or was it the sauce??!!) Burgers, there’s always room for dessert. Prepare this in the morning when you’re still sober (sort of), and keep it in the fridge for the rest of the day. Don’t forget to get it out of the fridge about an hour before you want to serve it, then it’s heaven in your mouth!
If you want to make this for 4 people, you need:
1/2 cup dried cranberries
¼ cup Bourbon Whiskey plus extra for the cranberries
3 eggs, yolks and whites separated
12 ounce semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
Pour enough Bourbon over the dried cranberries so that they soak completely.
Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate with the butter. When melted stir in the Bourbon and remove from the heat.
In a bowl whisk the egg yolks, and this needs to be done very thoroughly because air is the keyword in a mousse! Slowly add the melted chocolate, fold it in carefully.
Add the cranberries (yes you can drink the leftover Bourbon, no problem, I did that too).
Whip the egg whites until stiff. Carefully add the egg whites (not all at once) to the chocolate and gently fold it in. Pour into 4 serving cups and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Yes that’s a trace of my finger, I just had to taste it!!
I know you’ll love this one Burgerman....!!!
Can I seduce you with this….?? Mmmmm…chocolate, strawberries and whipped cream…we’re going to have a great party!!!
Or maybe I should have said: please seduce me with this!! That wouldn’t be so difficult, everybody loves Brownies, especially these, because there’s booze involved. There’s always booze involved when you meet one or both members of the BarBQBoozers!!
Buy a package of your favorite Brownie Mix, and add chocolate chips, pecans and replace half of the amount of fluid (water or milk, according to the instructions on the package) by Captain Morgan’s Rum!
Choose a mold, isn’t this one lovely….. pour in the mixture.. (oh yeah preheat the oven hehe)
The result… arrrwww… I like it already, but wait, there’s more! A special dessert for the Burgerman!
Cut out a big circle (use a big glass or a tin) and cut this in half (horizontal, you know…) and sprinkle them with extra rummmm…
Add fresh whipped cream (if it’s homemade you can lick the beaters...) and slices of strawberries.
Give it a finishing touch and dig in!
And, what do you think of this Burgerman?? Looks good huh...all I want to know…is there more whipped cream???