Philadelphia Style Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Pops with White Chocolate Magic Shell


 
A simple stir together raspberry philadelphia style ice-cream base is churned then elevated with a raspberry ripple, before being frozen into ice cream pops and finished with a super easy white chocolate magic shell and loads of sprinkles. The perfect fancy treat for summer just around the corner - these last for a long time in the freezer so are great to have on hand when the ice cream craving strikes! #icecreampop #raspberryicecream #raspberrywhitechocolate
A simple stir together raspberry philadelphia style ice-cream base is churned then elevated with a raspberry ripple, before being frozen into ice cream pops and finished with a super easy white chocolate magic shell and loads of sprinkles. The perfect fancy treat for summer just around the corner - these last for a long time in the freezer so are great to have on hand when the ice cream craving strikes! #icecreampop #raspberryicecream #raspberrywhitechocolate
A simple stir together raspberry philadelphia style ice-cream base is churned then elevated with a raspberry ripple, before being frozen into ice cream pops and finished with a super easy white chocolate magic shell and loads of sprinkles. The perfect fancy treat for summer just around the corner - these last for a long time in the freezer so are great to have on hand when the ice cream craving strikes! #icecreampop #raspberryicecream #raspberrywhitechocolate
A simple stir together raspberry philadelphia style ice-cream base is churned then elevated with a raspberry ripple, before being frozen into ice cream pops and finished with a super easy white chocolate magic shell and loads of sprinkles. The perfect fancy treat for summer just around the corner - these last for a long time in the freezer so are great to have on hand when the ice cream craving strikes! #icecreampop #raspberryicecream #raspberrywhitechocolate
A simple stir together raspberry philadelphia style ice-cream base is churned then elevated with a raspberry ripple, before being frozen into ice cream pops and finished with a super easy white chocolate magic shell and loads of sprinkles. The perfect fancy treat for summer just around the corner - these last for a long time in the freezer so are great to have on hand when the ice cream craving strikes! #icecreampop #raspberryicecream #raspberrywhitechocolate
A simple stir together raspberry philadelphia style ice-cream base is churned then elevated with a raspberry ripple, before being frozen into ice cream pops and finished with a super easy white chocolate magic shell and loads of sprinkles. The perfect fancy treat for summer just around the corner - these last for a long time in the freezer so are great to have on hand when the ice cream craving strikes! #icecreampop #raspberryicecream #raspberrywhitechocolate
A simple stir together raspberry philadelphia style ice-cream base is churned then elevated with a raspberry ripple, before being frozen into ice cream pops and finished with a super easy white chocolate magic shell and loads of sprinkles. The perfect fancy treat for summer just around the corner - these last for a long time in the freezer so are great to have on hand when the ice cream craving strikes! #icecreampop #raspberryicecream #raspberrywhitechocolate

Hiii! Sorry it’s been a bit more quiet around here than usual - things got a bit busy, and I dropped the ball on my regular posting I was doing so well with! We had a couple of hectic weeks, which meant I burnt through the backlog of posts I like to have as a wee buffer, annnnnd suddenly I had nothing to post! Whoopsies. I spent last week making our good friend’s wedding cakes (there were five layer cakes), and I can’t wait to share them all with you - I shot all of them and will write up a few things I learnt along the way in terms of time management and recipe planning for if you ever also want to make five cakes in two days in a shoebox apartment!

This recipe is a bit more simple than five layer cakes in two days, and it’s one I have had knocking round in my head for a while now - raspberry and white chocolate ice cream pops! I got a fancy set of ice cream moulds last year (if you get them, be aware that a ‘set of two’ as listed gives you four pops worth, so don’t get 3 sets like me and end up with 12), and I love love love how they look and the shape that they give the ice cream, so I have been itching to use them again!

I also discovered philadelphia style ice cream last year by way of David Leibovitz’s book and I am low key obsessed with it. It churns up super creamy (and super white), and doesn’t require the making of a custard base. I upped the flavour by adding some freeze dried raspberry powder, then added a raspberry ripple made with frozen raspberries which I turned into a sauce and reduced down. Once they were frozen I dipped them in a white chocolate magic shell, which is super easy to make - you essentially just melt together white chocolate and a neutral oil, and it sets amazingly smoothly and solidly on the pops. I love the flavour of the raspberry ice cream, and the ripple gives a delicious variaton in texture, and you really can’t go past a snappy white chocolate shell to tie everything together.

A few wee tips:

  • These are great even without the raspberry sauce, but if you want to take the extra time, it’s a super delicious step! You may end up with a bit extra, but it is amazing on ice cream.

  • You need an ice cream maker for this - mine connects to my stand mixer. Make sure that you freeze the bowl overnight first.

  • I found the easiest way to get the ripple into the ice cream was to pop it into a piping bag fitted with a bismarck tip, and kind of inject it in. If you don’t have an open top ice cream pop mould you could also stir some of the raspberry sauce through to make a ripple, then add it to your moulds.

  • If you wanted to make this just as a regular ice cream, you could layer the ice cream base and the raspberry sauce in a loaf pan with some white chocolate chips, and then swirl everything together to have it as a scoopable ice cream.

  • These are the pop moulds that I use! They are silicone, and they release so, so nicely!

  • I loaded these up with sprinkles - I used these ones from Sprinkle Pop!

 

 

Philadelphia Style Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Pops with White Chocolate Magic Shell

- Makes about 8 pops, depending on the size of your mould -

Ice Cream Base adapted from The Perfect Scoop

Raspberry Ripple Sauce
1000g frozen raspberries
150g sugar
120g water
Small pinch of Salt

Raspberry Philadelphia Style Ice Cream Base
500g (2 cups) heavy Cream
150g (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
pinch of kosher salt
30g freeze dried raspberry powder
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
250g (1 cup) whole Milk

White Chocolate Magic Shell
600g white chocolate, chopped
120g neutral oil such as grapeseed or sunflower

Sprinkles to finish (optional)

 

- PROCESS -

RASPBERRY RIPPLE SAUCE

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Heat over a medium heat, stirring often with a wooden spoon. Bring to the boil and cook for 10-12 minutes, breaking down the raspberries with the spoon as you stir. Continue to cook until the fruit has mostly broken down. 

Remove from the heat. Pass the fruit through a sieve, pressing down with the back of a spoon to squeeze as much juice out as possible. Discard the solids.

Clean the pot, and return to the stove. Add the strained juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and syrupy. Transfer to an airtight container and place in the fridge until completely chilled.

 

RASPBERRY PHILADELPHIA STYLE ICE CREAM BASE

Combine 250g(1 cup) of the cream, sugar, salt and freeze dried raspberry powder in a small pot, and heat over low heat, stirring gently, until warmed through and the sugar has dissolved. 

Remove from the heat and add the rest of the cream, the milk, and vanilla bean paste. Transfer to a container, and place in the refrigerator until completely cool.

ICE CREAM POP ASSEMBLY

Churn the ice cream base in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. While it is churning, transfer about 2/3 of the raspberry sauce to a piping bag fitted with a bismarck tip or small round piping tip. Once the ice cream base has churned, divide it evenly between your ice cream pop moulds, leaving a small amount of room in each to account for the space taken up by the raspberry sauce.

Insert the piping tip into the ice cream, and pipe a blob of sauce. Repeat a few more times per ice cream pop - you are essentially injecting the sauce into the pop.

Smooth off the moulds using an offset spatula. Add sticks. Place the moulds onto a sheet pan and freeze until solid, ideally overnight.

WHITE CHOCOLATE MAGIC SHELL

Create a double boiler by placing a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Do not let the bowl touch the water. Place the white chocolate and the neutral oil in the bowl, and stir well, heating until the mixture is smooth and cohesive. Remove the bowl from the pot, ensuring no water gets into the mixture, and set aside to cool to 37˚c / 98˚f. Transfer to a narrow jar or glass which is wide enough and deep enough to dunk your ice cream pops. 

FINAL ASSEMBLY

Place a sheet pan lined with a silpat or baking paper into the freezer. Carefully unmould the ice cream pops, and place back into the freezer while you prepare and cool the magic shell. 

Working with one at a time, dip an ice cream pop into the jar of magic shell, ensuring that it is evenly coated. Allow any excess to drip off, sprinkle with sprinkles, then place back onto the sheet pan in the freezer (I like to do this near the freezer, only bringing one pop out at a time). Repeat with the remaining pops until all are coated. Allow to sit in the freezer for another hour or so until frozen solid. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer. 

A simple stir together raspberry philadelphia style ice-cream base is churned then elevated with a raspberry ripple, before being frozen into ice cream pops and finished with a super easy white chocolate magic shell and loads of sprinkles. The perfect fancy treat for summer just around the corner - these last for a long time in the freezer so are great to have on hand when the ice cream craving strikes! #icecreampop #raspberryicecream #raspberrywhitechocolate

S'mores Philadelphia style Ice Cream


 
S'mores Philadelphia Style Ice cream - creamy vanilla philadelphia style ice cream is layered with toasted marshmallow pieces, chocolate shards and crushed graham crackers. Philadelphia ice cream is incredibly easy to make and the perfect base for this s'mores ice cream #smores #s'mores #icecream #philadelphiastyle #vanillaicecream
S'mores Philadelphia Style Ice cream - creamy vanilla philadelphia style ice cream is layered with toasted marshmallow pieces, chocolate shards and crushed graham crackers. Philadelphia ice cream is incredibly easy to make and the perfect base for this s'mores ice cream #smores #s'mores #icecream #philadelphiastyle #vanillaicecream
S'mores Philadelphia Style Ice cream - creamy vanilla philadelphia style ice cream is layered with toasted marshmallow pieces, chocolate shards and crushed graham crackers. Philadelphia ice cream is incredibly easy to make and the perfect base for this s'mores ice cream #smores #s'mores #icecream #philadelphiastyle #vanillaicecream
S'mores Philadelphia Style Ice cream - creamy vanilla philadelphia style ice cream is layered with toasted marshmallow pieces, chocolate shards and crushed graham crackers. Philadelphia ice cream is incredibly easy to make and the perfect base for this s'mores ice cream #smores #s'mores #icecream #philadelphiastyle #vanillaicecream
S'mores Philadelphia Style Ice cream - creamy vanilla philadelphia style ice cream is layered with toasted marshmallow pieces, chocolate shards and crushed graham crackers. Philadelphia ice cream is incredibly easy to make and the perfect base for this s'mores ice cream #smores #s'mores #icecream #philadelphiastyle #vanillaicecream
S'mores Philadelphia Style Ice cream - creamy vanilla philadelphia style ice cream is layered with toasted marshmallow pieces, chocolate shards and crushed graham crackers. Philadelphia ice cream is incredibly easy to make and the perfect base for this s'mores ice cream #smores #s'mores #icecream #philadelphiastyle #vanillaicecream

Making your own ice cream is super fun for a few reasons. One, you feel like a total badass. Two, you can make it whatever flavour you like. And Three (or maybe two and a half), it's great for using up little extras you may have leftover from baking projects. It is a great way to use up cream. Extra chocolate can get stirred in, or maybe a handful of nuts. You can swirl in the little bit of peanut butter leftover, or add some fruit that is on it's last legs. Or, of course, you can make S'mores Ice Cream. S'mores Philadelphia Ice Cream, to be specific. (More on the Philadelphia part in a second). 

This S'mores Philadelphia Style Ice cream came about after a day of making these S'mores Macarons. We were left with a bunch of weird shaped marshmallow pieces, and a couple of graham crackers, and S'mores on the mind. I had been meaning to try out a Philadelphia style ice cream for a while. Philadelphia style differs from 'traditional' ice cream base,  in that it doesn't use any egg yolks. This means that it is much easier to prepare, and gives you a lighter ice cream both in colour and in taste - anglaise ice cream is amazing too, but it can get kind of intense, and is often a creamy colour, as opposed to this Philadelphia Style, which is white due to the absence of the egg yolks. Both types of ice cream have their place, but I have a feeling Philadelphia Style is going to definitely become a part of the repertoire from here on out. I loved how easy it was to prepare, it didn't leave you with any extra whites (although an anglaise is my fave way to use up eggs), and I loved the taste it produced. It's as easy as no churn ice cream to prepare (although does require the use of an ice cream machine), but in my opinion, tastes far far better. Philadelphia Style is the new no churn. I'm calling it. 

Because the ice cream base was so easy to make, putting together this ice cream was stupid simple. All I did was churn the ice cream, then layer with the marshmallow pieces, which I lightly toasted, some graham cracker chunks, and some chopped chocolate. All you have to do is layer it lasagna style, freeze until solid, and you are good to go. I used homemade marshies but store bought would 100% work perfectly here too, and make the process even easier. If you haven't ventured into homemade ice cream before, this would be a great place to start. 

A few wee tips:

  • There aren't many ingredients in this, so for the base, if possible, use the best quality ingredients that you can. 
  • This is 100% customisable - add whatever you like to it!
  • Ice Cream makers seem like a weird investment but I promise you, once you make your first batch you're going to be hooked! I just have the one which connects to my Kitchenaid, but the counter top ones work great too.
  • Don't forget to freeze your ice cream bowl ahead of time 
 

 

S'mores Philadelphia Style Ice Cream

- Makes one litre / one quart / one loaf pan worth -

Ice Cream Base Slightly adapted from The Perfect Scoop

Ice Cream Base
500ml (2 cups) heavy Cream
250ml (1 cup) whole Milk
150g (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
pinch of kosher salt
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste

S'mores Mix-ins
175g marshmallows, cut into large chunks (I used homemade, recipe can be found here)
4 graham crackers, broken into pieces
100g chocolate, chopped (I used Chocolate squares, broken into pieces)
 

 

- PROCESS -

 

Combine 250ml (1 cup) of the Cream, Sugar, and salt in a small pot, and heat over low heat, stirring gently, until warmed through and the sugar has dissolved. 

Remove from the heat and add the rest of the cream, the milk, and vanilla bean paste. Transfer to a container, and place in the refrigerator until completely cool.

Place a loaf pan or whatever vessel you are going to use to freeze the ice cream in the freezer (A loaf pan works well for layering). 

Churn the ice cream base in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. While the ice cream is churning, place the marshmallows evenly on a heat proof surface, and toast using a blow torch. Transfer to the freezer. 

Remove the loaf pan and marshmallows from the freezer once the ice cream base has finished churning. Layer about a third of the ice cream in the bottom of the pan. Top with a third of the marshmallow, dotting evenly across the surface, then crumble a graham cracker in fairly large chunks and add. Add about a third of the chocolate, distributing evenly. Top with the second third of the ice cream, and add more marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate. Add the final third of ice cream, and top with the remaining mix in ingredients. Loosely cover with plastic wrap, and transfer to the freezer until totally frozen, at least 4 hours or up to overnight. 

S'mores Philadelphia Style Ice cream - creamy vanilla philadelphia style ice cream is layered with toasted marshmallow pieces, chocolate shards and crushed graham crackers. Philadelphia ice cream is incredibly easy to make and the perfect base for this s'mores ice cream #smores #s'mores #icecream #philadelphiastyle #vanillaicecream

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Pops with Passionfruit Magic Shell


 
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Pops with Passionfruit magic shell - a creamy toasted coconut ice cream is dipped in a punchy passionfruit magic shell. Quite possibly the most perfect ice cream combination you will ever come across. #passionfruit #toastedcoconut #icecreampop #icecream #magicshell
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Pops with Passionfruit magic shell - a creamy toasted coconut ice cream is dipped in a punchy passionfruit magic shell. Quite possibly the most perfect ice cream combination you will ever come across. #passionfruit #toastedcoconut #icecreampop #icecream #magicshell
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Pops with Passionfruit magic shell - a creamy toasted coconut ice cream is dipped in a punchy passionfruit magic shell. Quite possibly the most perfect ice cream combination you will ever come across. #passionfruit #toastedcoconut #icecreampop #icecream #magicshell
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Pops with Passionfruit magic shell - a creamy toasted coconut ice cream is dipped in a punchy passionfruit magic shell. Quite possibly the most perfect ice cream combination you will ever come across. #passionfruit #toastedcoconut #icecreampop #icecream #magicshell
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Pops with Passionfruit magic shell - a creamy toasted coconut ice cream is dipped in a punchy passionfruit magic shell. Quite possibly the most perfect ice cream combination you will ever come across. #passionfruit #toastedcoconut #icecreampop #icecream #magicshell
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Pops with Passionfruit magic shell - a creamy toasted coconut ice cream is dipped in a punchy passionfruit magic shell. Quite possibly the most perfect ice cream combination you will ever come across. #passionfruit #toastedcoconut #icecreampop #icecream #magicshell
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Pops with Passionfruit magic shell - a creamy toasted coconut ice cream is dipped in a punchy passionfruit magic shell. Quite possibly the most perfect ice cream combination you will ever come across. #passionfruit #toastedcoconut #icecreampop #icecream #magicshell

Friday marked 3 months we haven't had gas to our apartment. And ohhhhh boy I am pissed off about it. Cooking on a wee camping style element is ok, until you have to make two things at once. Or, say, you would like all the components of dinner ready at the same time. A lady in my building told me she's just been eating tacos for three months. While we aren't that extreme, it's definitely annoying. But instead of coming here to complain more (lol, too late), I'm gonna pop this recipe here that still requires the use of a burner, but only one at a time and just for a wee bit - these toasted coconut ice cream pops with a passionfruit magic shell.

A couple of months ago I was invited along to the Valrhona USA headquarters to have a play with their new inspiration line! Turns out it's just in Brooklyn, same as me! This is what happens when you don't get out much - you don't realise things are just under your nose. Anyways, it was a super fun night, we got to meet their amazing pastry chef who showed us all sorts of fancy things, and we learnt all about their new line of fruit and nut couvertures (which is a fancy name for chocolate with a high cocoa butter content). They have recently released an almond and a passionfruit (!!) flavour, both of which taste insanely good, and also happen to be vegan if that sort of thing floats your boat. The release of these is going to be an exciting new development for vegan desserts, but also super exciting for people like me who are addicted to passionfruit, but also equally sad that they are almost impossible to get hold of here in NYC. So this is the next best option. The Passionfruit couverture is made with cocoa butter and passionfruit juice, meaning that it has an insanely punchy passionfruit taste, with the flavour not being drowned out by sugar as it would be in a nectar or juice. 

One of the things that we were shown while we were there was a passionfruit magic shell. Magic shell is essentially chocolate warmed with a neutral oil, which means that when it comes into contact with something cold (like ice cream), it solidifies into an amazing, crunchy crackly shell. The pastry chef had made a passionfruit magic shell, which we dipped teeny little perfect bars of coconut sorbet into. My mind was blown, and I knew it had to be replicated at home, and so here we are! 

I wanted to kind of keep the same flavour profile going as we tasted at Valrhona, but wanted to make it an ice cream base rather than a sorbet (because I like to think I'm fancy, but I'm not that fancy). So, I went with a toasted coconut ice cream - essentially an anglaise (custard), which you infuse overnight with toasted coconut before churning in your ice cream maker and freezing into popsicle moulds. Once they have frozen down, I took them out of the moulds, let them chill out in the freezer for a bit, and then melted down some grapeseed oil and the passionfruit chocolate, let it cool, then dunked the pops in. It's kind of stressful to dunk but also super fun to watch the shell set almost immediately into a perfectly smooth form. I then drizzled them with some white chocolate (totally optional but another step to make you look fancy), and we were all done! The toastyness of the coconut ice cream paired so perfectly with the punchy chocolate shell - these are going to be firmly on repeat whenever I feel the need to impress someone. 

A few wee tips:

  • The toasted coconut ice cream base ideally needs overnight to infuse the coconut flavour, so you will need to account for this. If you are in a pinch you can just chill it down with the coconut, and once chilled, strain it out. 
  • I made the magic shell using Valrhona Passionfruit Couverture, but if you aren't able to get that, a white chocolate, or milk / dark chocolate would also make an amazing magic shell coating to pair with the toasted coconut. The ratio for the magic shell is approximately 1 part neutral oil to 5 parts chocolate, by weight.
  • These are the pop moulds that I used. I love how fancy they look, and they are the perfect size! This recipe will work in any pop mould though!
 

 

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Pops with Passionfruit Magic Shell

- Makes about 7 pops -

Magic Shell recipe from Valrhona Pastry Chef, Sarah Tibbets

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream
150g unsweetened shredded coconut
475g whole milk
350g heavy cream
6 egg yolks
200g sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1/4 tsp salt
 

Passionfruit magic shell
400g Passionfruit Couverture
80g grape seed oil

Melted white chocolate, to drizzle

 

- PROCESS -

TOASTED COCONUT ICE CREAM

Preheat the oven to 350˚f / 180˚c. Spread 50g of the shredded coconut onto a baking sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until toasted and golden. Remove and allow to cool.

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk and cream. Place over medium high heat, and bring to just shy of a simmer. Meanwhile, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, vanilla and salt until the mixture lightens in colour.

Remove the milk mixture from the heat, and whisking constantly, pour about half of it into the egg yolk mixture to temper the yolks. Mix well to combine, then pour back into the saucepan, and place over medium low heat. Heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon and reads 175˚f / 80˚c on a thermometer. Strain into a container, and stir in the toasted and untoasted coconut. leave to sit at room temperature for an hour, then cover and place in the fridge for at least four hours, until it has cooled to at least 40˚f / 5˚c. Strain the mixture through a sieve to remove the coconut, pressing down hard to remove as much of the liquid as possible.

Transfer the cooled ice cream base to your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Divide the ice cream mixture evenly amongst your ice cream moulds. Add sticks and freeze until solid, ideally overnight.

PASSIONFRUIT MAGIC SHELL

Create a double boiler by placing a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Do not let the bowl touch the water. Place the Passionfruit Couverture and the grape seed oil in the bowl, and stir well, heating until the mixture is smooth and cohesive. Remove the bowl from the pot, ensuring no water gets into the mixture, and set aside to cool to 37˚c / 98˚f. Transfer to a narrow jar or glass which is wide enough and deep enough to dunk your ice cream pops. 

ASSEMBLY

Place a sheet pan lined with a silpat or baking paper into the freezer. Carefully unmould the ice cream pops, and place back into the freezer while you prepare and cool the magic shell. 

Working with one at a time, dip an ice cream pop into the jar of magic shell, ensuring that it is evenly coated. Allow any excess to drip off, then place back onto the sheet pan in the freezer (I like to do this near the freezer, only bringing one pop out at a time). Repeat with the remaining pops until all are coated. Allow to sit in the freezer for another 10 minutes to firm up completely before drizzling with melted white chocolate. If needed, add a little grape seed oil to the white chocolate to help make it easier to drizzle.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer. 

 

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Pops with Passionfruit magic shell - a creamy toasted coconut ice cream is dipped in a punchy passionfruit magic shell. Quite possibly the most perfect ice cream combination you will ever come across. #passionfruit #toastedcoconut #icecreampop #icecream #magicshell