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Sticky Toffee Pudding Ice Cream


52 weeks of baking – Creams, Curds & Puddings

I’ve been making a lot of ice cream this summer, experimenting with new flavors and playing with the amount of egg yolk, heavy cream and sugar to find the right texture. I’ve fallen in love with lots of recipes from Scoop Adventures like the peach and bergamot sorbet, but I’m still more of a fan of custard bases.

And what goes best with custard?

Why British desserts of coarse! I made Jamie Oliver’s sticky toffee pudding with rum sauce and rippled the cake crumbs and sauce through my favorite simple vanilla ice cream base.


Sticky Toffee Pudding Ice Cream


  • 3 c milk
  • 1 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 1 c sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp. cream cheese
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 batch of Jamie Oliver’s sticky toffee pudding, crumbled
  • ½ batch of Jamie Oliver’s sticky toffee pudding rum sauce


  1. In a medium pot heat the milk, cream and sugar until steaming.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks and slowly drizzle in a cup of the hot milk mixture, whisking constantly.
  3. Pour the egg yolk mixture back into pot and cook stirring often until it has thickened, about 5 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Place the cream cheese into the same bowl you used for the egg yolks and whisk in a little of the hot cream mixture. Use the back of a fork to mash the cream cheese and fully incorporate it. Pour the cream cheese slurry into the main mixture.
  5. Strain the ice cream base into a container, whisk in the vanilla bean paste and salt, chill for at least 4 hours, best overnight.
  6. Churn the ice cream base according to the instructions of your ice cream machine, about 20 minutes.
  7. Scoop out part of the churned ice cream and sprinkle with some of the cake crumbles and sauce, repeat in layers until you’ve used everything. Fold the ice cream a few times to help mix in the cake crumbles. Freeze for at least 8 hours before serving.

Dairy Queen Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Dairy QueenEUGENE, Ore. — You can start your work week this week with a free ice cream cone.

Dairy Queen is marking its 75th anniversary with free vanilla soft-serve cones Monday, March 16.

The offer is available at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Chill and Grill locations.

The owner of the Coburg Road location says the crew is ready to dish out free cones.

“Seventy-five years is quite an accomplishment for anything. I think it’s really cool we are giving a way a treat to celebrate that we have been in business that long, and hopefully people come to celebrate with us,” said owner Chris Bothan.

The offer is good for one small cone per customer.

Ice Cream Uber Alles!


Ok, maybe not Ice Cream above all else, but, how about Ice Cream delivered directly into your hand, wherever you happen to be at the click of a button?  That would be an “uber” (“over”, “above” or “across”) experience!  Well tomorrow, July 18th, you can find out what it feels like.

On demand transportation industry disrupter UBER is bringing their ridesharing experience to Eugene in the form of the ultimate Ice Cream Truck.  Make that trucks.  Unlike their rideshare service, you will need to head to one of several locations you can find HERE. You will also want to bring a friend as they will be delivering bundles of frozen treats.



This Friday, July 18, open the app and you’ll have the chance to request ice cream on-demand – it’s as simple as dropping an pin on the map, clicking a button, and having delicious treats on the way to your location in minutes.Last year Uber Ice Cream was available to people in 34 cities, and this year we’re excited to include Eugene among the 130 cities participating globally.

Here’s the Inside Scoop:
– Download the Uber app for iPhone or Android
– Request the “Ice Cream” option via your app
If a truck is available, you and your friends will be enjoying sweet treats and Uber swag within minutes
– Ice cream trucks will be on the road from 11 AM to 5 PM on Friday, July 18th
– Demand for ice cream trucks will be very high and availability very limited. It may take multiple tries to find an available truck. Please be patient! We’ll be working all day to deliver as much ice cream as possible.
– No cash required! Ice cream served around the world is charged to the user’s Uber account. (But in Eugene and Salem, ice cream will be FREE!)

Each city is partnering with local ice cream trucks to offer bundles of five or six treats for you to share with friends, co-workers, or family.

The blog will be live here tomorrow, and it has an interactive map with all the places Ice Cream is being delivered:


Having used UBER during a recent trip to San Francisco, it’s hard to think of a better introduction to a service or product unless it was my test drive of the amazing Tesla S. Those two experiences have made it clear what kind of car I’d like to drive, and what service I’ll use when I’m not going to be driving.

While UBER service isn’t currently available in our area, you’ll want to download the app to get the ice cream, then on your world travels, you’ll want to see if UBER is where you are.  If they are, try them and drop us a photo of your UBER transport experience.



So, if you’re out for the UBER Ice Cream experience tomorrow, and you happen to see one of the intrepid EDN photographers or staff, snap a selfie with us and tag us in it.  You’ll want to hit the like button on the EDN page too.  We’ve got a Coburg Pizza gift card to go with that ice cream for 3 randomly selected #selftographers.

Behind The Scenes: Time To Get Outdoors


We’ve produced more than two dozens Rick Dancer TV shows to date and there’s something really special in this show that airs Sunday the 13th of April.

I’ve spent my whole life in front of a camera, on TV and in the public eye while my wife stays quietly in the shadows, where she prefers to be. When I say shadow I don’t mean she hides or that she is less than me in fact, when you watch this weeks show you will see how amazing she really is.


Kathy is coming on the show to talk about the Pedal for People bike ride that’s coming up on May 10th to support the Oregon Supported Living Program. Kathy is on the board of this wonderful organization because she cares about people with disabilities. The reason is very personal and when I ask her “why” in the show it almost makes me cry to hear her talk about the other man in her life that she loves so deeply (Her Brother Chip)

I think what you will see is an amazing woman who needs no attention for what she does and actually didn’t want to do this at all and wouldn’t have if it weren’t for the organization and her brother.

You will also see her interacting with Emma, my co-host on the show and understand why Emma is such an important part of not just this show but our lives.


We will take you on bike rides and a trip to Florence and even show you the first of a new series of video’s we are doing on the new Elite Sports drink, Lochmead Chocolate milk.

But the highlight of the show for me is my wife joining me on the tube, showing her compassion, lighting up because of the love she has for her brother and showing you don’t have to be a show-off to be good at television.

If you took the time to read through this entire article I think you deserve to see the show before everyone else.

So, here it is: