Madfoodie Original: Smokey Citrus Ice Cream Glaze

Kids are not the only ones with a sweet tooth.  Adults get that craving for something luscious and delightful also.  The issue I have is that when the cravings come,  a candy bar or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich won’t cut it.  For me, I need something different and distinct.  Last night my taste buds called for ice cream, but with an adult touch.  I took my vanilla ice cream and kicked it up a notch! Try this Madfoodie creation: Smokey Citrus Ice Cream Glaze.

I guess you’re thinking, where did that idea come from? Well in my household, Grand Marnier is a constant standby.  It sits on my kitchen counter as a drizzle for fruit on the weekends or an interesting touch to that sunday morning french vanilla coffee.  I try to remember to put it back on the bar, but a new idea for its use constantly comes up.

Friday evening after the dishes were in the dishwasher and I was about the turn off the lights, I got a hankering for something, but everything I saw on the table or in the open cupboard didn’t peek my interest.  Then I remembered the French Vanilla ice cream in freezer.   But the ice cream alone wouldn’t cut it.  That creamy deliciousness would need something else to complete the request that my palate was calling out for.  Out of the corner of my eye, the Grand Marnier sitting on the counter started calling to me.  On the other side of the countertop was a bottle of Smoked Maple Syrup I was saving for a rainy day.  How did I come up with the ideal to blend these two divergent concoctions?  They don’t call me the “Mad Foodie” for nothing.  In my head, the following recipe came about:

  • 1 tsp. Grand Marnier (or your favorite orange-flavored liqueur)
  • 1 tsp. Smoked maple syrup

As for ice cream, I used French Vanilla, but I can imagine, depending on your preference, any ice cream will do.  And that’s all I did.  Simple but delicious or “effin’ delicious” as my husband said.

You can let me know in the comments if you try it with other ice creams and how it tastes.


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