If you are anything like me (and I know you are) than you are still seriously giddy from this morning’s Dessert Inspired Engagement Session by Papered Heart Photography.  I mean, what’s not to love about a too.cute.for.words bride and groom-to-be and bundles upon bundles of yummy French-inspired desserts, including homemade ice cream?  So, when Papered Heart Photography offered to send along the recipes (chocolate sauce included!) for our very own ice cream making session, we seriously could not stop smiling.  It’s the perfect treat for the weekend… and a fabulous date night with your honey.

French Ice Cream

2 cups milk
5 egg yolks
Few grains salt
1 cup sugar
2 cups cream
1 tablespoon vanilla

Scald the milk in a double boiler or over hot water.  Beat egg yolks, salt, and sugar together until light. Pour the scalded milk on them and stir until well mixed.  Return to boiler and cook until the mixture coats the spoon, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add cream and stir well.  Cool.  Add vanilla.  Chill and freeze.  Serve with chocolate sauce…yumm.  Yields 1 quart of ice cream.

Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream

1 1/2 cups top milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Scald milk.  Separate eggs. Beat yolks and add sugar and cornstarch. Combine this mixture with milk.  Cook over water 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then cool. Beat egg whites until stiff. Add salt and fold into cooked mixture.  Add vanilla.  Pour into refrigerator freezing tray/container and chill to a heavy mush.  Beat until fluffy.  Whip cream and fold into mixture. Return to tray/container and freeze.  Serves 6.

Homemade Chocolate Sauce

1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt

Cook milk, chocolate, and butter over a slow heat and stir until chocolate melts and the mixture is thick. Add sugar and cook until it thickens again, stirring constantly. Add vanilla and salt.  Mix well. Pour over ice cream. Yummmmm.

And a few more images from the day, because we love them so…

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So, there you go, SMPers.  A weekend of nothing, but sweet, sweet ice cream and a whole lot of fun awaits you!  A great big thank you to Papered Heart Photography for sending along these recipes and for sharing this amazing day with us! xoxo

Photography: Papered Heart Photography / Dress: ModCloth / Hair & Makeup: Laura Barone with Blend True / Vintage Rental Pieces: Lucky Day Emporium / Recipes: Lily Wallace New American Cook Book, Copyright 1941 (Family Cookbook)