The idea of pairing macarons with ice cream comes from Pierre Herme. I’d read about it on other food blogs and thought it to be a brilliant idea. Since I love chocolate macarons and vanilla ice cream, I decided to try combining the two.
It was my first attempt at homemade vanilla ice cream - made without an ice cream maker. The result was a little icy with the vanilla specks sinking to the bottom of the tub.
I probably need to do more rounds of freezing, followed by whisking to break up the ice crystals. Perhaps I should get myself an ice cream maker.