Okay, so: Breaking Bad. Best Show Evah. We all know this right? You can make an argument that it’s only in the all time top five, but seriously: It’s the best and much better than we deserve.
So, the finale is this weekend. What are you going to eat to smother the sadness that it’s over? What are you going to use to salve the pain when the final bit of drama goes pear shaped? What are you going to do?
Blue Meth Ice Cream. That is the answer to all of your whats.
And this is how you make it:
Recipe as follows (should make enough hard candy for 6-8 servings of ice cream):
- 1 1/4 cups of white sugar
- 1/2 cup of white (clear) corn syrup
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 teaspoon of extract flavouring (I used vanilla extract for this, mostly because I am cheap and did not feel like buying a different flavour just for this recipe)
- 1/2 teaspoon blue food colouring
- ice cream yo.
In a medium saucepan on stovetop, mix the sugar, corn syrup and water into a consistent goo. Set heat to high and leave it alone to boil.
I’d like to note two things here: First off, I strongly suggest you use a candy thermometer for this. It’ll help you keep a good gauge of the temperature of the mix. You are going to want it to reach about 300 f, or just to when the mix starts to tan and become amber. The thermometer comes in very handy at this point because that you’ll find that the temperature jump between 200f and 300f happens REALLY suddenly, and the next thing you know, your kitchen will be full of smoke and you’ll have a pan full of brown goo that’ll you’ll try to pass off to your co-workers as cajun style candy, but they won’t believe you.
Second, if you’ve never made hard candy before on the stove top, please be careful. If you spill any of it on you, it will freaking hurt. A lot. Like a lot a lot. And you can’t really wash it off quickly enough because it’s going to STICK TO YOU AND CONTINUE TO BURRRRRNNNNNNNN.
So be careful.
Once your mixture has reached close to 300 f (or started to turn amber), remove it from heat. Add your extract and food colouring. Swish the pan around (GENTLY!) to mix the colour.
Pour into a greased cookie pan.
Let cool for about an hour or so.
Now, break that shit up and put it on your ice cream!
ONE MORE NOTE:
This stuff is actually terrible. Don’t make it unless you really like hard candy on your ice cream. I do not. In fact, I really don’t have a sweet tooth at all and I’m pretty sure the girlfriend will not be wanting to eat this either. I feel like I’m just living in denial now.
I have a bowl full of hard candy that I’m probably going to throw out. Maybe the cats will like it…
Sad. Like the last episode of Breaking Bad sad.
Anyways, here is a funny thing: