Sunday, September 4, 2011

Week 13: Graham Central Station

Lucky Number 13! I first tried ice cream with graham crackers at our local J. Foster called Graham Central Station. I've been in love with it ever since and I get it most times I go there. I think this version is just as good. This is a very special day because I got to make this weeks choice with my friend Brie. She bought me the book that started this blog going so it was nice to finally get her in the kitchen to make something.When she gave me the book she picked this as a flavor she most wanted to try, so its perfect that she was willing to be my assistant today.

So Graham Cracker Malted Vanilla.came together like most other vanilla based ice creams however this one has real vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract. We made 2 double batches because I knew that this one will be a hit. I bought cinnamon graham crackers and honey graham crackers. In her batch we mixed the two, in mine I used just cinnamon. It didn't make a huge amount of difference in the flavor, so use what you like. The crunchy texture of the crackers is nice when they were freshly added in, but when I tried it again a few hours later the crackers had softened and they melted in your mouth. They became more a part of the ice cream itself than just seeming like a add in. The malt adds a nice earthy flavor. Its definitely a much stronger flavor in a malted milk ball than it is here but its still there. Malted milk is actually malted barleywheat flour, and whole milk evaporated into powder form. It doesn't smell very good in the container but when mixed with enough sugar it doesn't taste how it smells, thankfully. 

There is just the right amount of sweetness to this. The flavors work perfectly together. I don't think I would change a thing about this one.

Thanks again to Brie for helping make this one. It took a long time but it was worth it! Hopefully I can get her back to make something else (that's less time consuming). 


  1. Yum Yum! I was lucky enough to try to batch that she brought home and it was delicious. Great job girls, you can make ice cream for me any day! ;)

  2. I'm glad you made a double batch because this one was excellent!
    Hey, what if you add marshmallow & milk chocolate for S'mores Ice cream? Ooooohhh....

  3. This one came out great! I never realized how time consuming making ice cream is, but now I have a whole new appreciation for all the work Kendra goes through every weekend!
    I was lucky enough to take two batches home and shared it with my family and boyfriend. It was a hit! Everyone loved it, including myself! It's rich and creamy and has a great graham flavor. The graham crackers did soften, but they still had a little texture which was a nice contrast to the silky ice cream.
    If you'd like a sous chef again, just let me know. I'll be available!

  4. The best ice cream yet.. this was even better than the chocolate rocky road.


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