Last week ArenaNet opened prepurchasing for their new expansion Heart of Thorns. They also announced information about guild halls. My small guild has been working towards upgrading our guild as much as we could recently. We’ve managed to unlock all the major discipline upgrades but are missing a few of the guild mission types. I am happy that guilds who have managed to unlock all discipline upgrades will be getting an exclusive guild decoration. They also announced a new craft called “scribing.” The moment we unlock our guild hall I’ll be working on maxing that craft in order to make cool decorations for our hall. Our guild might be small but we’ve managed to get a lot done and I’m looking forward to how awesome our guild hall will be.
There are still tons of recipes in the game and I’m really hoping new recipes will be added with the upcoming expansion. It is currently peach season and I knew Guild Wars 2 had several recipes that included peaches. After a bit of deciding and talking with my husband about what he would prefer I went with the peach raspberry swirl ice cream. Something I’ve noticed after making a few fruit ice creams is these tend to be a bit harder after freezing than a cream base ice cream. The main reason for that is fruit contain high levels of water and water freezes. After you have finished making your ice cream and you are ready to serve, take it out of the freezer 30 minutes early and let it warm up some. Another option is to place the ice cream in the microwave and warm it up for 15 second intervals until it has reached the consistency you want.
Required Equipment: saucepan, spatula, ice cream maker, bowls
2 lbs peaches, skin removed and pureed
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
½ vanilla bean, halved and seeds scraped
3/4 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
8 oz raspberry, puree and seeds removed
1 tbsp sugar
In a saucepan over medium heat combine the heavy cream, milk, salt, vanilla bean and vanilla seeds. Allow that to warm up until it is barely boiling. Combine the egg yolks and sugar in a small bowl.
Scoop ½ a cup of the milk mixture into the egg yolk bowl and whisk. Do this a few times to avoid your eggs cooking too quickly. Slowly add the egg mixture back into the pot. Keep whisking the mixture until it becomes thick like a custard. This will take about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl combine the custard and pureed peaches and place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (overnight is best).
After the mixture has chilled, follow the instructions for your ice cream maker and begin turning it into ice cream. You want to stop the mixture a bit early so the ice cream is a bit soft.
Mix the pureed raspberries and sugar for the swirl. When you ice cream is just about done pour half of it into the storage container. Add some of the raspberry puree and swirl it in. Add more than you think to get the most swirl out of the ice cream. Add the remaining half of the ice cream to the container and repeat the swirling process. Place in the freezer until you are ready to serve.