The Recipe for Earl Grey Ice Cream With Shortbread Crumble and Toffee

Try this wonderful ice cream if you enjoy munching on buttery shortbread cookies with a cup of tea. Vanilla bean and Earl Grey tea are used to flavor it. This dessert is simply wonderful because of the addition of the shortbread bits that have been crushed and the chocolate-covered toffee pieces. Before chilling, sift the custard base to remove any stray egg or tea leaf fragments.

Earl Grey Ice Cream With Shortbread Crumble and Toffee

Ingredients of the Ice Cream

  • 1 lengthwise split vanilla bean pod
  • 2 cups heavy cream for whipping
  • 1 glass of whole milk
  • Earl Grey tea bags, six single-serving bags
  • 2/3 cup of split granulated sugar
  • 6 big yolks of eggs
  • kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1 [8-ounce] bag of toffee pieces (such as Bits of Brickle) or 3/4 cup chopped chocolate-
  • covered toffee candy bars (from 2 [3-ounce] bars, such as Heath)
  • 1 [5.3-ounce] package of pure butter shortbread biscuits, split into 1/4 cup, plus additional cookies for serving

How to Make the Ice Cream

Step 1: Put the vanilla bean pod and seeds in a medium saucepan after scraping the seeds out of the vanilla bean pod with the back of a paring knife. Add the milk, tea bags, cream, and 1/3 cup of sugar after stirring. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer. After giving the mixture one stir, turn off the heat, cover the pan, and let it steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Take out and throw away the tea bags and vanilla bean pods. Revisit the milk mixture at a medium simmer.

Making Earl Grey Ice Cream

Step 2: In a medium bowl, combine the egg yolks, salt, and remaining 1/3 cup sugar. While continuously whisking, add 1 cup of the warm milk mixture to the egg yolk mixture gradually and the remaining warm milk mixture in the saucepan with the egg yolk mixture. Cook over medium, whisking continuously, for three to four minutes, or until a custard forms on a spoon and a finger swiped across the back of the spoon leaves a clean line. Get rid of the heat.

Step 3: Prepare a large basin filled with ice water. Using a fine-mesh strainer, pour the custard into an airtight container. Place the container in a big basin filled with cold water, cover, and chill for about four hours, or until the temperature reaches 40°F. As an alternative, cover the container and put it in the fridge for 12 hours.

Step 4: Add the cooled mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze as directed by the manufacturer. Place ice cream in an airtight container and top with 1/2 cup of toffee and 1/2 cup of cookie crumbs. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of toffee and cookie crumbs equally over the ice cream. For roughly four hours, freeze until stiff. Ice cream can be kept in the freezer for up to two weeks when sealed tightly. Serve with extra cookie crumbs.

Francis Ford Coppola Wants to Make ‘Megalopolis’ at Any Cost

While Francis Ford Coppola doesn’t direct very often these days and has largely retired from commercial filmmaking so he could make wine, it seems like he wants to come back to the industry. He recently decided to recut and re-release The Godfather: Part III, and now Coppola wants to go to another project and make the sci-fi epic of his dreams, called Megalopolis.

Francis Ford Coppola Is Making Megalopolis Even If He Has to Pay for It Himself

Concept art for Megalopolis Coppola has been thinking about making Megalopolis for decades. He even started putting together early footage of New York and its skyscrapers back in 2001 because the film was going to take place in some version of the city. However, after 9/11 happened, the idea became less viable. Now, it seems Coppola wants to get back to that concept. Reportedly, he’s eager to finally make Megalopolis and is even prepared to match outside financing dollar for dollar.

Coppola Believes Megalopolis Could Cost Around $100 Million

If the cost of Megalopolis really goes up to $100 million, that would mean that Coppola would have to put up a huge chunk of the price tag himself. But what exactly is Megalopolis going to be about? According to an old interview Coppola did regarding the project, the movie should be a Roman epic based on the classic Catiline Conspiracy and set in modern times. New York would represent a fictional city called New Rome and placed in the midst of a financial crisis and a feud between beleaguered mayor Cicero and rich guy Catiline. While the casting has not yet been done, Coppola wants to have Oscar Isaac playing Catiline and Forest Whitaker in the role of Cicero.

Francis Ford Coppola

According to Coppola, Megalopolis will represent an exciting change from the kinds of movies the public gets these days. It would put forward a fundamental message that the current society isn’t the only alternative people have available. One of his goals for the project is to help young people realize that a utopia isn’t an experimental thing but a discussion of people who can ask the right questions about the kind of society they want to live in.