The idea for this ice cream started when the Bachs all went out for ice cream recently and I ordered a very yummy concoction of coffee ice cream, chopped up Heath Bars and caramel. It was my introduction into the delicious world of Heath Bars, and I knew I wanted to try to make a homemade ice cream with Heath Bars in it at home.
At the same time as our ice cream outing, I had Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book at home, probably waiting for me on the kitchen counter. It was kismet!
The recipe I used was Philadelphia-style vanilla from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz (except I omitted the vanilla bean). I love that recipe, it's so easy to use in many ways - it's a very flexible vanilla! So, I combined the vanilla ice cream with the quantity of Heath Bars recommended by Ben & Jerry & voila! Perfection.
I did the photoshoot on a very, very, very hot day. All five of us pounced on it when I was done shooting - there was nothing left to put back in the freezer. And, that's the way it goes with an ice cream as delicious at Heath Bar Crunch.