This recipe is not an ice cream at all, but it is a smooth cool dessert. It’s also made predominantly with raw eggs, so if that makes you nervous, definitely skip it. Consuming raw eggs can be a health risk.
My friend Shane, who formerly eschewed dairy and other non-paleo foods, loved this dessert because it was one of the rare sweets I made that she would eat. You can leave the cinnamon out, but I think it makes it even more interesting. Serve alongside some whipped cream if you like.
Whipped cream makes everything better.
An update! HC’s friend Charlie (who got married in the last post, L.A. Story) wrote to tell me that he was looking up a Jeni’s recipe and that it used cream cheese. This would explain the consistency that I found so unusual! (I corroborated this with HC’s friend Joe, who among other things was once a pastry chef, who agreed with me.) Mystery solved — maybe.
On to today’s installment. Bi-Rite is one of the Bay Area’s treasures, a grocery store and ice cream shop with two locations (one near Dolores Park, the other near Alamo Square). The line for the Bi-Rite Creamery can extend down the block, in an archetypal display of our local love for queuing.* I love a lot of their flavors, particularly Crème Brûlée and Brown Sugar with Ginger Caramel, but Ricanelas (cinnamon with snickerdoodles) is also very good.