Fatty Delicious Premium Ice cream

21 Aug

Want to make ice cream that taste like you took it from a tub of Häagen-Dazs? Now you can! I took this recipe from Alton Brown on the food network. It turned out great. The texture is rich and velvety like a pint of 4 dollar ice cream. The recipe is for vanilla ice cream, but my family is not a fan of these Western flavors. Instead of vanilla we added durian. Yes durian, the tropical fruit that smells like death. For those of you who are not familiar with durian, this tropical fruit is the size of basketball with a very hard and spiked outer layer.  Inside are fist size pillow of fruit that has the consistency of a very ripe avocado, has a sweet buttery flavor, but the smell of death. The smell is definitely an acquired taste as it smell something like the odor additives in propane gas. The basic ice recipe can be changed to your flavor of choice, but this is for a basic vanilla.

Ingredients For Basic Vanilla (makes 1 quart)

2 cups half and half

2/3 cup heavy cream

5 egg yolks

6 oz of sugar

1 1/3 tsp vanilla extract ( use the good stuff)

1. Bring the half and half and the heavy cream to a slow simmer in a medium pot

2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks until they lighten in color.

3. Slowly add sugar into the egg yolks and whisk until they drop from the whisk in creamy ribbons.

4. Temper the hot milk into the egg and sugar mixture slowly. Add one a half cup at a time and mixing well until half of the cream has been added. The rest of the cream can be added and mixed well.

5. Transfer the mixture back into a medium pot and heated on low until the temperature reaches 170 degrees F. This will ensure that any food borne pathogens like salmonella will be killed off in your ice cream. When the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of your spoon then take the mixture off the heat and transfer to a air tight container

6. Add in vanilla ( or your desired flavoring like fruit or other flavor extract)

7. Refrigerate your mixture until it drops below 40 degrees F or 4 degrees C. I recommend doing this over night. By cooling the mixture down, the liquid freezes faster forming small crystals rather than large crystals.

8. Put your cold mixture into your ice cream machine as per manufacture instruction. Let your ice cream sit in the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving or until firm.

** For chocolate ice cream, add 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder into step 1 and add 1 1/3 tsp vanilla.

***For fruit ice creams, mash up your fruit or use fruit preserves (not jam) into step 6. You may want to reduce the sugar to compensate for the extra added sugar from fruit preserves.

One Response to “Fatty Delicious Premium Ice cream”

  1. Jackie August 23, 2011 at 7:33 am #

    it best ice cream ever. Good job!

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