Betty's fat suit era was a fun one for the lifer viewers of Mad Men. Especially when she indulged her larger side and, oh I don't know, ate two sundaes in one sitting when Sally abandoned hers. The idea of this scene feels like an American fantasy—a mother and daughter sharing an American treat in their American home in the 60s. I wanted to recreate it for myself. Except my mom lives states away and it's 2017. So basically I will be sharing this with myself and will soon look like I have some padding just like January Jones did.
Ice cream from scratch seemed like a huge hurdle, especially when I didn't want to invest in an appliance to make it. Turns out it's simple in both required ingredients to the process. The ice might be cream is softer than what you find in the pint depending on how cold your freezer is, but it would definitely fool anyone who doesn't know it's homemade. Bye forever to me not buying ice cream because I don't want it in the house.
It looks pretty much the same frozen, but you can see I touched it on the top right corner because curiosity got the best of me and I wanted to see what the texture was.
ice cream and chocolate syrup from scratch
inspired by Mad Men season 5, episode 3
makes 4 sundaes
- 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. You might be at it for a little while with a hand mixer. Add the condensed milk and vanilla extract. Gently fold to combine.
Pour the mixture into a freezer friendly container. It's ideal if you have something with a lid to keep other freezer flavors out, but you can use plastic wrap as well. Let freeze for at least 6 hours.
recipe from zoomyummy.com.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup cocoa
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine water, cocoa and sugar in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk together until smooth. When the sauce is warm, add the salt and whisk in well. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Pour over ice cream! Store in an air tight container once it's completely cooled.
recipe from copykat.com.
[made while watching Scandal.]