(Reposted with permission from Pesha Fisher, one of our wonderful customers)
My husband’s family has a weird thing that they do. O.k. they have many weird things, but the first weird thing that I was informed of when my husband and I were dating was their way of eating candy corn. They make them into vampire teeth and walk around like that. When I met my future father in law for the first time I decided that I would try the candy corn trick as a way of saying ” see I know about your family and I am weird too.” However, as I came out of the airport and shoved those candy corn into my gums to make a great first impression, they popped right out because I apparently don’t have the right shaped gums. I am also not weird enough.
This week when I was crowd sourcing on Facebook for a good flavor my sister in law Elana suggested candy corn for
וְשִׁנַּנְתָּם לְבָנֶיךָ וְדִבַּרְתָּ בָּם בְּשִׁבְתְּךָ בְּבֵיתֶךָ וּבְלֶכְתְּךָ בַדֶּרֶךְ וּבְשָׁכְבְּךָ וּבְקוּמֶךָ.
The idea was too good to pass up. It had the family connection to candy corn and my love of teaching my children Torah everywhere, because life is a teachable moment. This Pasuk is all that for me. This ice cream project came about because of this principle. The mishna that Elli and I learn with our children is the same. As is connecting Frank Lloyd Wright with tsha bav and the loss of our home/beit hamikdash. Teaching is my career. It is also my life. Thanks Elana for reminding me that the best teaching starts at home.
Finding candy corn is not the easiest thing in Israel. Big shout out to candycornerisrael
for supplying and delivering.
Candy Corn Ice Cream:
2 1/2 cups of vanilla soy milk
3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
bring to a simmer to dissolve sugar
turn off flame
add 500 ml or 16 oz of 100% coconut liquid
1 drop red food coloring
40 candy corns
1 tsp sea salt
let the mixture cool over night in the refrigerator
remove candy corns and churn ice cream
chop 40 additional candy corns to mix in to soft ice cream