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Friday, August 27, 2010

G-Pops and the Ice Cream

A few weeks ago, Matt's dad told me about a little contest they were having at his work... a little company based here in Northwest Arkansas. You may have heard of it.

I don't know the proper terminology, but some of the "big bosses" were asked to submit a recipe for homemade ice cream, then make it and serve it to the employees. The employees would then vote, and a winner would be selected.

Knowing how much we love do to homemade ice cream, Matt's dad, aka G-Pops, asked me if I would help him out. I agreed, and all this week, Jeb and I have been making ice cream. I decided to come up with a recipe that would be an automatic hit, Oreo Caramel Pecan. I mean, how can you go wrong?

We made two huge containers. Warning, you may gain a pound or two just by looking at the following picture.

Gigi, Jeb, and I went to Tyson today to help serve and cheer on Team G-Pops.

It was a huge turn out, and the competition was fierce. There was quite a bit of bantering among the various contestants, but in the end...

WE WON! Yay, Team G-Pops!

Here is the recipe if you are interested. We received a lot of compliments and oohs and ahhs. Definitely a keeper.

Homemade Oreo Caramel Pecan Ice Cream

Mix together 4 cups half and half, one can sweetened condensed milk, and a teaspoon of vanilla and add to ice cream machine.

When almost done, add 1 1/2 cups crushed Oreos and 2/3 cup chopped pecans. Set in freezer for an hour. Take out and transfer to freezer safe container, layering ice cream with a layer of caramel sauce. (Caramel sauce recipe found here.) Then top with more caramel sauce, Oreos, and nuts.

Seriously, it might just be to die for. Thanks to everyone at Tyson who voted for us! We had a lot of fun.


Aimee Bryan said...

Are you kidding me??? You should start your own ice cream shoppe franchise. You'd have immediate customers and a HUGE following. Some girls in my home town bought a snow cone machine and if the garage door was open that meant they were ready to do business. They paid for their machine and made TONS of money. You should do the same thing. You'd be RICH!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

great merciful heavens....i'm not even hungry right now and my mouth is watering for that sweetness! congratulations on winning the contest! i hope you got to share in the prize! you. are. amazing! xoxo

Jill said...

You are the devil with all your sweet stuff. I'm convinced. Why don't they have those fun kinds of contests at Mexican Original? Or maybe they do and Mike just didn't tell me about it... :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

That looks so yummy!

Congrats! And BTW, I DO in fact have a great chicken spaghetti recipe with real pasta, not that squash imitation. :)