by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Sunday, August 4, 2013
Salted Peanut Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream inspired by Salt Peanuts by The Quintet
I first received The Quintet's album Jazz at Massey Hall by mistake. Twice. Back in the day, I used to belong to those music clubs that would send you cassette tapes, and eventually cd's through the mail. I would start one up and receive my ten free albums (or something like that), and then fulfill my requirement...maybe buy a couple extra here and there...and then cancel my subscription.
Now, if you've ever belonged to one of these clubs, you know that six months or so after you've cancelled your subscription, they entice you into signing up again by offering you that same amazing deal of ordering one or two cd's and getting ten more for free. So I would sign up again and go through the whole rigamarole again. Over and over. I have no clue how these clubs made money. Apparently the general public really is getting ripped off, if cd's can be produced for pennies on the dollar. But alas, I digress.
Fortunately, I put it in and listened all the way through. And then played the whole thing over again. If you're a fan of jazz, it's hard not to fall hard for a live album recorded in 1953 by five legends, I mean come on!
But by far, Salt Peanuts is my favorite track on the album. I cannot sit still if it's on. I shimmy around the house getting chores done, or shake my moneymaker in front of the stove. It's contagious. Salt PEEEE-Nuts! Just listen, they're going to town...and they're taking me with them!
Okay, so. I can totally see Salt Peanuts as the soundtrack to a silent movie in black-and-white, can't you? Perhaps set at the ballpark, with a guy cutting his way up and down the steps selling "salt peanuts! salt peanuts!".
It's been in the back of my mind to make something in the kitchen inspired by this song for some time now. I mean, have you read my tagline? I can't resist heading into the kitchen at the drop of a hat, so how can I resist turning Salt Peanuts into Salted Peanut Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream!?
food inspired by film...I've got the food inspired by books...and now I've got the food inspired by music. I'd say that's the Trifecta!
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 cups half-and-half, divided
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon good sea salt
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon good sea salt
- 1/2 cup salted Redskin Spanish peanuts
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.