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Shall we call them elixers, the adult beverages we raise in toasts on New Years. Our favorite (our means me and my invisible dog!) is Drambuie, but at $35.00 per bottle is outrageous. So I fake it and here is how: add one and a half teaspoon of Angelica root (chopped) to a fifth of the best scotch you can afford, let it sit overnight, then strain off the root and add one cup of honey. Let it sit until New Years eve after it is mixed well. Avoid the settlings in the bottom.

Being a one person household, I am looking for a method and recipe for small amounts of ice cream.

-- mitch hearn (, November 14, 2001


Thanks Mitch! One of my friends is a real Drambuie lover so I'll pass this info along to him. Just a couple of questions to clarify:

Is the angelica root fresh or dried?

How many days to you let it sit before drinking it?

-- Sherri C (, November 14, 2001.

Mitch, poke around some more in those links I gave in your other thread about Drambuie recipes. I THINK there was a recipe there for Drambuie ice cream, though I don't know the size of the recipe. You know, you can cut most recipes in half or quarters. If the recipe calls for one egg, and you want to cut the recipe in half, either use a small egg (if you have them), or beat the heck out of the egg (scramble it, essentially), measure it, take half for the recipe, and freeze the rest for the next batch.

-- Joy F [in So. Wisconsin] (, November 14, 2001.

The root is dried and chopped, let it sit until it clears, siphon off the clear fluid for use. I found a recipe for ice cream sauce made with Drambuie; what I am asking for is a way to make ice cream in a quart or less amounts for my own use.

-- mitch hearn (, November 14, 2001.

I have found the ice cream thing, see above post.

-- mitch hearn (, November 14, 2001.

Mitch, I have made small amounts of ice cream (I have one of those ice cream makers where you pre-freeze the bowl unit in the freezer overnight and it only makes a quart or so) using basically a half and half mixture of heavy cream and half-and-half milk, add two eggs for a quart, three for a quart and a half, and anywhere from a 1/4 to a 1/2 cup of honey ( dissolves better than sugar), add your desired flavoring or one teaspoon of real vanilla. You can make it chocolate by adding 1/4 cup of cocoa too. Just beat with a wisk and put in the freezing unit.

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (, November 14, 2001.

Okay dokay, now where do I find angelica root?

P.S. I LOVE Drambuie!

-- Ardie from WI (, November 14, 2001.

Ardie, step out your back door, take 16 30 inch steps from your house, turn 45 degrees to the left, take 12 steps towards the sunset, stop and point towards town, get into the truck and go to the health food store.....ignore barking dogs, and fences, take money to purchase......

-- mitch hearn (, November 14, 2001.

LOL@Mitch! You're so darn funny!

-- Ardie/WI (, November 14, 2001.

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