I’ve been smoking a lot lately. Maybe I should clarify… I’ve been smoking a lot of FOOD lately as once I break out the cold smoker (awesome product from A-Maze-N Products) it’s frankly a bit addictive.
Perhaps you saw my recent post on Smoked Ice Cream with Candied Bacon and Pecans. If you haven’t, let’s just say you might want to check it out as it all started making the base for that ice cream. I smoked the cream in shallow dish set over a pan of ice. In the morning, after smoking all night, the ice had melted leaving smoked water. Realizing the opportunity, we poured it into a loaf pan and made a fantastic block of smoked ice. This is one of those (many) moments when I wished that the internet had smell-o-vision. It is amazing how much smokey goodness these ice cubes have and what a truly outstanding addition they are to a bloody Mary or a glass of whiskey.
Plus, really, how cool is it to trot out smoked ice at a cocktail party? Now THAT’S an ice breaker! Cheers!