“I just need to pay someone to take my kid to see the F*ing Bieber movie, I don’t have the strength to sit through that.”
My ears perked up and I leaned over and said, “How much are you offering?” For the record it was $50 plus the cost of transportation, movie, and snacks. I told him for an extra $25 I would wear a Bieber t-shirt but no go. 😀
And with that has formed my newest way to gather income. Rent me to take your Tween to the Bieber (3D…why is 3D necessary?) movie. I’m up to three kids …I can see this moving into a whole new career. 😛 Surly Miley Cyrus will come out with something again. Or how about the Wiggles? Or Dora on Ice? I’m your gal.
Though I’m not really sure how long that career can last before I go mental.
Speaking of going mental…tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and a lot of people will be going mental. Just remember, it’s just a day in the year, one out of three hundred and sixty five (excluding leap years). And for most people it’s a miserable one at that. And not just for those not in love. In some ways the pressure of the day is harder on those who are in love…or like…or lust. Girls just give guys coupons (which are lame, stop doing that) or BJs (yes, you know it’s true), as where men are forced to be romantic, when most of them are not. They are pressured to send jacked up priced flowers and jacked up priced jewelry. Plus they are expected to treat the ladies to a romantic dinner as well…and for some reason women don’t find Taco Bell all that romantic.
I say make someone some ice cream and call it a day. Red Velvet is usually all the rage at Valentine’s Day because of its color. It usually comes in Cake or cupcake form, though in recent times the Red Velvet Whoopie Pie has been the way to go. I personally like the cheesecake form. Making this ice cream might upset some of you. For you use a red velvet cake, that gets discarded. I know, I know. Once again, I am all about the infusing food into milk and making it into something. Though you do throw out the cake so to speak, you still get the cream cheese frosting though, as that is dropped into the ice cream in big chunks, along with pecans. So it can’t be all that bad. 🙂 Just remember that when you infuse the flavor, you don’t get a strong over kill of the flavor. So it’s a hint of red velvet.
Hope everyone has a great Valentine Day. And if you aren’t celebrating it, remember that Arizona became a state on February 14th, so feel free to celebrate that instead. Either way, just make sure to Love Yourself.
Red Velvet Ice Cream
2 cups Heavy Cream
1 cup Whole Milk
1 single layer 8-inch Red Velvet cake (if double layer, than half)…frosting and all, chopped up in to pieces
1 cup chopped pecans (unsalted)
Cream cheese frosting(recipe below)
Pour 1 cup of the cream and 1 cup milk into a medium saucepan and add the cake pieces . Warm over medium heat, stirring, until you start to see the cake and some of the frosting dissolves. Turn heat off and let cream come to room temperature. Add the remaining cream.
Put into an air tight container and refrigerate overnight, at least 12 hours. When you can remember to, shake the container up.
Remove from refrigerator and strain the milk/cream mixture through a sieve or really small strainer to catch the cake pieces that did not disintegrate.
Freeze in your ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove and place in a large mixing bowl. Fold in pecans and add frosting one TBSP at a time. Fold carefully so as not to break up the frosting too much.
Place into a freezer safe container and let ice cream harden up for about 2 hours. I would actually serve this with Red Velvet cake. 🙂
Cream Cheese Icing for Ice Cream:
4 oucnes cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
Mix all together on high speed until completely incorporated. Use all the frosting in the ice cream.
Ear plugs, Peabody! Ear plugs will be your friend. Between the movie itself and all those tweens screaming, you will need them. Not to mention some liquid refreshment when you get home.
Your ice cream sounds incredible. I love your last photo of the ice cream scoop. I never get a photo like that because my girls have usually licked it clean.
Good score on side job. Just watch out on the ice when you start singing Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh 😉 – it’s contagious I warn you (take it from the mother of 4 teenage girls). Seriously, I would much rather go see the Bieber movie than a Pokemon or a Power Ranger movie any day. Now there are a few hours of my life that I will never get back. By the end of the Pokemon movie I no longer thought he was cute at all and wanted to punch his lights out.
I don’t even think I could survive 10 minutes straight of the Beiber flick. Aye, haha.
MMMM ice cream.
The first film I saw in the theater was “Victor/Victoria”–no joke–because that’s what my parents wanted to see. Perhaps parents need some more daring and tough love in selecting the films they see with their kids.
Awesome post! And I am baking stuff for friends this holiday, mainly because I like red and pink, not because of the V-Day industry.
Kristina @ spabettie says
I am going to admit that I actually want to see that movie. In no way do I have Bieber Fever, and his music isn’t really my thing… but I was able to see scenes from the film recently, and I found a level of respect for him that I did not have… he seems to be an AMAZING drummer, and he is fluent in (?) guitar and bass also… that kind of dedication always impresses me 🙂
I love red velvet anything. This looks fabulous.
Yikes and I just ordered myself an ice cream maker as well. haha
I’ve made your red velvet cheesecake and damn it’s good.
I really like your new career move. It could be a good way to catch up on sleep. I think I might ahve to look into it. I’m sure there are a lot of Beiber-obsessed tweens in the NYC area.
this ice cream seems like the perfect way to put my ice cream maker to good use!
As a father of one daughter, I am lucky, she doesn’t like Bieber so no Fever here at this house…thank you, thank you, thank you. She does, however, find you ice cream INCREDIBLE looking and wants to know when I am making some Red Velvet Cake (my personal favorite for my Birthday and Christmas)!
Betsy @JavaCupcake says
Please come to Washington and take my daughter. Please. Pretty please. PLEASE!!
@Besty- You need to read my about page…I do live in Washington, just north of Seattle. 🙂
This looks FABULOUS! I want it. Why can’t Wonkavision finally be invented and then upgraded onto computer, because I really want this.
I should really get an ice cream maker. :/
By the way, you have guts. I wouldn’t go to that Beiber movie even if you paied me….Well maybe, but I would make fun of him the entire time and I’d bring a blow horn to randomly make noise in the theater…but then I’d get cicked out…out well. Good luck with all the screaming 10 year olds. 🙂
this sounds amazing i love ice cream and red velvet but never would have thought to combine the two!
LOL! I hate Justin Bieber and this VD hype…
A lovely ice cream!
Looks so good!
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I love that yellow image. Happy V-day to a person that makes me happy.
My husband and I went to see Legally Blond on the London stage. The audience was full of tweens and teens (should have been a clue). The UPS guy was played by some British soap star and those girls screamed whenever he came on stage. It was hilarious. There’s nothing like screaming girls. It was fun for a day but not as a regular occupation.
The ice cream is interesting. I made regular red velevet cupcakes for a birthday at work. I’d never thought of making it into ice cream.
OMG – red velvet ice cream! Sign me up for this. May be time for me to dust off my ice cream maker for this one.
I find nothing wrong with going to taco bell for valentines day. But then my husband and i went through the taco bell drive thru and the mc d’s drive thru for our prom night dinner. What can i say, i’m a cheap date. 😉
Oooooh cake pieces mixed inside the ice cream? This bring all new meaning to à la mode!
Yum! My brother in law loves red velvet cake, so I’ll have to make him one and use the leftovers for this!
This ice cream looks just amazing! What kind of an ice cream maker do you use? Mine never turns out looking that good! Thanks.
@Julie- I use a Cuisinart. I think it was like $50. The key is to refreeze after you make the ice cream.
Mrs. L says
Years ago I had a work friend whose 16 yr old son wanted to go see KISS. Mom thought he was too young to go with his friends. I overheard her tell him no and offered to take him. He called me later that day and offered to buy my ticket, take me to dinner and buy me a t-shirt. Dinner was at McDonalds. He got a big kick out of introducing this “older” woman (I was in my late twenties) to his friends at the concert. We both enjoyed the concert.
I’ve actually read some good reviews about the Beiber film…not that I’m going to go.
Lisa @ The Cooking Bride says
I am impressed that not only did you convince one parent to pay you to take their kid to that movie but three!
Icecream looks incredible! What a creative recipe. The red velvet cake or cake balls or whoopie pie is so OVERDONE already. This post was hysterical, I feel the same way about Valentine’s Day!
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