I love the Burnt Orange ice cream recipe that I found on Lottie & Doof (fab food blog). I had a craving for it and thought that it would taste great if I added some spices to it, like cloves, star anise, and cinnamon. My mind immediately jumped to the Late-Night Coffee Brined Chicken recipe (Food52's very own), which combines those spices (minus the cinnamon and plus peppercorns) with orange and coffee. So my mind was made up, I was going to make the Burnt Orange ice cream, infused with the spices, including the peppercorns and then make a sandwich using the Espresso Shortbread that I love from Smitten Kitchen (modified slightly and halved). I also threw in a drop of rum because why not?
I don't have an ice cream machine, so this recipe includes my method for no-machine ice cream, but you can use your machine if you have one. —pigisyummy