Purple ice cream?! Potato chips?! Let the adventure begin! Our intrepid club members signed up (or got signed up) to receive two unique ice cream pints and one ice cream themed surprise each month, January-May. Our goal: use a ton of local products in creative, wildly delicious ways.
Alaskans may not be able to grow every fruit and vegetable, but our potatoes are legendary. The Alaska Chip Company then takes those potatoes and makes kettle chips out of them (rated #2 out of 150 kettle chips, in a Chicago Tribune test!). Then, we take those potato chips, coat them in a crunchy, sweet and salty toffee mix and -- whabam! Homemade Alaskan Potato Chip Toffee.
For our "Yukon Gold" ice cream flavor (originally developed last year as "Matanuska Munchies," we toss the toffee bits into a sweet cream base, along with a chocolate fudge ripple. Because chocolate.
Alaskans know that if you want local fruit in the winter, the best thing to do is preserve it during the summer -- freeze, jar, dehydrate, etc. For our second adventure club flavor, we busted out some wild Alaskan blueberries and crowberries from this past summer, and pureed it into a beautiful violet base. After churning, we swirled in a tangy balsamic reduction, and the result is just awesome! In the throes of winter, it's great to have a happy reminder of summer.