After being married for a month and settling in I started thinking what I could try cook next so I looked to our wedding gifts for inspiration.

Enter the KitchenAid mixer with Ice Cream maker attachment.

Wedding presents are amazing and people's generosity always amaze me. Once again, thanks :D
Wedding presents are amazing and people’s generosity always amaze me. Once again, thanks 😀

This gleaming beauty has already brought so much joy and hope into our home that I am more and more convinced that world peace would ensue if more people ate more ice cream. You can’t be angry at someone when you have a truly delicious ice cream at hand, after all, it takes special attention to stop pesky drips!

“But Luke, it’s winter in Cape Town and there’s rain and ice bears in the streets! You can’t make ice cream!” I hear you cry.

Regrettably, I have to tell you that you are simply wrong – ice cream is for always. Side note: If you would like to taste the best ice cream in Cape Town (in my humble and very experienced opinion) go check out the Creamery. It’s amazing and I will zealously stand by their deliciousness.

A cone for Kony and world peace may prevail. Cut and paste with villains of your choosing.
A cone for Kony and world peace may prevail. Cut and paste with villains of your choosing.

Firstly to make this you need to make a basic pâté, here’s my version of the recipe:

  • 500g Chicken Livers, washed and as much fibrous tissue removed as possible.
  • 1 Pack of bacon.
  • 50ml Brandy (I used Laborie, which was rated best in the world 😀 )

 

Brown the chicken livers in some unsalted butter, do the same with the bacon. Add them all back into the pan and add the brandy. Let it simmer for a minute or so. The fat will mellow out the brandy and the heat will get rid of some of the alcohol. Throw it all into a blender and blend till smooth. Season to taste.

Freak out friends and children with this chicken liver and bacon pate ice cream with balsamic reduction sauce.
Freak out friends and children with this chicken liver and bacon pate ice cream with balsamic reduction sauce.

For the ice cream I added just under a cup of milk and blended till it was a smooooth liver and bacon milkshake. mmmmmmm

Pop it into the ice cream maker and 12-15 minutes later there was my lovely rich and thick pâté ice cream. This is not meant to be eaten as a normal ice cream but added to a meal to give it a bit of a twist.

Honestly, it can be eaten just like that with something sweet, or savoury.

I used milk instead of cream to make this because the higher the fat content the slower the delivery of flavour. It should bold and delicious despite the cold.
I used milk instead of cream to make this because the higher the fat content the slower the delivery of flavour. It should taste bold and delicious despite the cold.

P.S. this can also work very well to stop small children eating your chocolate ice cream if you are so inclined 😉 .