Winter is coming…in the form of ice cream.
If you aren’t caught up on the latest season of Game of Thrones – THERE’S GONNA BE BIG OL’ SPOILERS IN THIS POST! You’ve been warned!
The White Walkers have breached the Wall and are heading into Westeros. It’s official. Winter is HERE and very much alive…er…dead?
What the White Walkers and the Night King actually want is STILL a huge mystery – we now know where they come from but not why they are coming.
If you can’t tell, I’m a hard core Game of Thrones theorist – and I believe the White Walkers want more ice cream!
If they’ve heard whispers about how good this ice cream is…well, then I’ll have to apologize for the destruction of the land of the living ’cause this ice cream is AMAZING.
We know from season seven that the Night King, White Walkers and wights are now making their way south of the Wall, bringing all the snow and ice with them – as well as reanimating the dead as they go.
We also know that the Night King – and probably his White Walker cronies – have more than just the wights, giants, and undead polar bears on their side; apparently, they can also create magical ice spears that’ll kill…just about anything.
Now excuse me while I sob into this bowl of ice cream… *cries in Targaryen*
I have a theory that the Night King wants more than just the power of ice dragons and the trifles of men. I believe he is after their life blood – which also happens to make a delicious sauce to drizzle over ice cream.
Honestly, now I’m just even more convinced the Night King is on his way to my house for an ice cream social.
Truthfully, I don’t think we’re in for a happy ending to Game of Thrones – GRRM himself has alluded to one that is more ‘bittersweet’ than anything, leading many to believe the Night King will be the one sitting on the throne at the end of the series.
If only Jon Snow could send a raven to the Night King inviting him down for a bowl of ice cream, they could probably work out a deal to keep the peace of the Seven Kingdoms.
Regardless of who is sitting on the throne at the end of the show, one thing is for sure: this ice cream is slow churned to perfection, which is still faster than GRRM is churning out the final book.
White Walker Ice Cream | Game of Thrones Inspired Recipes
- air tight container
- 3 egg yolks
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 16 oz heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 8 oz cream cheese room temperature & cut into cubes
- 1 ¼ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon black food coloring gel
- 1 teaspoon royal blue food coloring gel
- 1 teaspoon red food coloring gel
- ½ cup caramel sauce
- 2 tablespoons chocolate cause
- 1 cup blue candy melts
- Use an immersion blender or whisk to blend the yolks and sugar until pale and frothy. Set aside.
- In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine the heavy cream, vanilla, honey and salt. Simmer until the liquid reaches 175 F. Remove from the heat.
- Temper in the egg yolk mixture by slowly adding about 2-3 tablespoons of the heavy cream mixture to the egg yolks and whisking until smooth. Return the tempered mixture to the pan with the rest of the heavy cream mixture.
- Return the liquid to 175 F, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and while the liquid is still hot, add the cream cheese, buttermilk and lemon juice. Use the immersion blender or a whisk to blend the liquid until smooth then chill for at least 2-3 hours, until the liquid is no longer warm to the touch.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, melted butter, and flour. Whisk until the brown sugar is crumbly and all of the flour is absorbed.
- Separate the crumbles into smaller bowls. Stir the black and blue food coloring into each respective bowl so that the brown sugar crumbles are coated in food coloring. Set aside while you make the rest of the ice cream.
- Chop the blue candy melts into small, rough pieces. Set aside.
- At this point, the cream mixture should be thick but still very runny. Transfer the chilled cream mix into an ice cream churn. Churn the ice cream until thick and creamy – about 1-2 hours.
- Scoop the churned ice cream into a large air tight container. Between scoops, sprinkle in the colored brown sugar crumbles and candy melts. Swirl in additional food coloring, as desired (I used the remaining gel on toothpicks I used to get the gel out of the containers).
- Cover the ice cream air tight and let freeze solid – about 8-10 hours.
- Just prior to serving, combine the caramel sauce, chocolate sauce and red food coloring to make a 'life blood' sauce. Scoop the ice cream into a chilled bowl and drizzle on the 'life blood' sauce. Enjoy as if Westeros isn't going to be overrun with White Walkers.