Monday, April 25, 2011

#16 Harvey Wallbanger

It's a cocktail.

I had no idea. Kip requested this ice cream for his office party as well. According to the interwebs o' knowledge here is a typical recipe for the Harvey Wallbanger drink:

1.5 ounces Vodka
4 ounces Orange Juice
0.5 ounces Galliano Liquor

Shake and serve. You can also garnish it with an orange slice and maybe a maraschino cherry. (And a little umbrella, if you're going to be sitting outside on the beach beneath a larger umbrella...)

Having never had this cocktail before I really had no reference for the flavor. So I winged it.

Alcohol doesn't willingly freeze like water, milk, and cream, so incorporating it into ice cream can be dangerous. So I abstained from adding vodka to the ice cream recipe, but I did use a 1/4 cup of the Galliano Liquor. First I reduced the liquor for about 15 minutes so that most of the alcohol would boil off.

Next I began heating 1 cup of cream with 1 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon of corn syrup, and 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Once that was heated I added in 2 squirts of fresh lemon juice, 1 cup of fresh orange juice (no pulp), and the remainder of the reduced 1/4 cup of Galliano liquor. Next I added 2 cups of cream and continued to heat and whisk the mixture. Finally, it was chilled and then poured into the ice cream machine, and thus a cocktail turned into ice cream!

Here's what Kip had to say about:

"The Harvey Wallbanger ice cream was really creamy and tasted a lot like the little orange cream cups you get as a kid that you eat with the wooden spoon. It had a hint of the Galliano... it was really, really creamy."

"Too creamy?"

"No, not at all. I think you should hold on to that one. It was really good."

Another positive review! Woohoo! Picture time!


  1. By the way, I just finished eating all this ice cream last night.

  2. Chicken some of these ice creams sound so amazing!
    I'm so jealous of everyone that has gotten to eat them so far.