This is one of the best mixes I have made yet. The vanilla bean ice cream was rich and smooth and I mixed in freshly toasted walnuts and then layered in broken pieces of freshly baked chocolate cookies. The vanilla bean ice cream was a new recipe which required more time to prepare almost twice as long as my other recipe. The walnuts were toasted to a golden brown which gave it a very highten walnut flavor. I then baked freshly made chocolate chip cookies. I got the the inspiration for the cookies from a New York Times article. It had required the dough to be refigerated between 12 and 36 hours. I gave a pint to Binh, Susan and Branden.
Branden looks like he is enjoying the ice cream.