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Frozen Custard Ice Cream

Frozen Custard Ice Cream

Ingredients



Instructions

  1. In medium saucepan, beat together eggs, milk, sugar, honey and salt. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film and reaches at least 160 degrees F.
  2. Cool quickly by setting pan in ice or cold water and stirring for a few minutes.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 hour.
  4. When ready to freeze, pour chilled custard, whipping cream and vanilla extract into 1-gallon ice cream freezer can.
  5. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions using 6 parts ice to 1 part rock salt.
  6. Transfer to freezer containers and freeze until firm.

Makes 1 1/2 to 2 quarts.

Variations

Banana Nut: Reduce vanilla extract to 1 1/2 teaspoons. Cook and cool as above. Stir 3 large ripe bananas, mashed and 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans into custard mixture. Freeze as above.

Cherry: Reduce vanilla extract to 1 teaspoon. Add 2 tablespoons almond extract. Cook and cool as above. Partially freeze. Add 2 pounds pitted pureed dark sweet fresh cherries OR 1 can (16 to 17 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, drained and chopped. Complete freezing.

Chocolate: Add 3 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate to egg mixture. Cook, cool and freeze as above.

Plum: Reduce vanilla extract to 1 teaspoon. Cook and cool as above. Partially freeze. Add 1 1/2 pounds pitted pureed ripe fresh plums. Complete freezing.

Strawberry: Omit vanilla extract. Cook and cool as above. Partially freeze. Add 2 cups sweetened crushed fresh strawberries. Complete freezing.

Recipe and photo credit: American Egg Board


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