Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ice cream Series!

As the weather begins to warm I have decided to adventure out into the idea of making homemade ice cream. Ice cream to me has always been a true indulgence, hopefully others will agree. I decide to start my adventure with my all-time favorite flavor Strawberry!

Strawberry Ice cream

Recipe adapted from Bon app├ętit

1 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup whole milk
4 large egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine strawberries, 1/3 cup sugar, and corn syrup in medium bowl. Using potato masher, mash until puree forms; let stand 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring cream, milk, and remaining 1/4 cup sugar to simmer in heavy medium saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Using electric mixer, beat yolks in medium bowl until thick and pale yellow, about 3 minutes. Gradually beat in hot cream mixture. Return mixture to saucepan. Stir over medium heat until custard thickens and forms path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across, about 4 minutes (do not boil). Strain custard into large bowl. Cool. Stir in strawberry mixture and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate custard until cold, at least 3 hours and up to 1 day.
Process custard in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to container; cover and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours

I'm still trying to find the best ice cream base. My first attempt at homemade ice cream went well! The ice cream had a good consistence (very creamy). Still some kinks to work out!

1 comment:

Pearl said...

my brother LOVES strawberry ice cream and i just recently acquired an ice cream maker! i'll be looking at this recipe again soon :)