Thursday, April 29, 2010

Brown Sugar Ice Cream

Brown Sugar Ice Cream

About a month ago, I tweeted "Pomegrantate or balsamic swirl? First answer wins". Well the winner was balsamic. You see, the original recipe for this ice cream calls for a balsamic swirl. So I made a half batch, tasted the ice cream, and then added the swirl. Turns out, I didn't really like the swirl, but I was in love with the mellow caramel taste of the base so I decided to make it again sans swirl and a full batch. Even though I love to make ice cream, I don't always love to eat it, but I have been slowly savoring this for several weeks. Normally I prefer to jazz up ice cream with something crunchy or chewy, but this really doesn't need it. That said I couldn't resist a very sweet treat which you will see as soon as I get some time to post it. Stay tuned!




Brown Sugar Ice Cream
(Adapted from Bon Appetit, December 2009)



Makes 1 quart

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar, divided
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
6 large egg yolks

Combine heavy whipping cream, whole milk, and 1/2 cup sugar in heavy large saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean. Bring cream mixture to simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.

Meanwhile, whisk yolks and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in large bowl until very thick, about 2 minutes.

Gradually whisk hot cream mixture into yolk mixture. Return mixture to saucepan. Stir over medium heat until custard thickens and thermometer inserted into custard registers 180°F, about 3 minutes (do not boil). Strain custard into large bowl set over another bowl of ice and water. Cool custard completely, stirring often, about 15 minutes. Cover and chill overnight.

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 and up to 1 day.

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20 comments:

Erica said...

mmmm heavenly. I am getting more and more excited about ice cream and froyo as summer grows closer. I need an ice cream maker

Maria said...

I can't wait to try this ice cream. I think I will make blondies to go wtih:)

Jenn said...

I've mentioned this before, but I sooooo want an ice cream maker!!!!! I hope you have some leftover. :)

Janet said...

This looks amazing!

But wait? You don't love to eat ice cream? Blasphemy! Hehe...but really, I'm impressed by your willpower. :)

Memória said...

Now that I have been making my own ice cream, I have noticed that I don't eat it as much as I used to. So, I understand how you feel about ice cream.

This brown sugar ice cream, though, looks fabulous!! I'm bookmarking this recipe.

Snooky doodle said...

looks yummy. I m tempted even though I m not big fan of ice cream :)

Diana said...

You know just how to get me where it hurts.

Some day I WILL get an ice cream maker. And some day, it WILL give me a giant ass.

dawn said...

i love when you make ice cream. i thought of a name for your ice cream joint in la "dishing up scoops"
am i right or what? hello?

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Your ice cream sounds creamy & divine!!

Joanne said...

Quite frankly, I am always in the mood for ice cream. But I really love the idea of this brown sugar flavor. I'm so glad you stumbled upon it!

Esi said...

Erika, Jenn, Diana,get thee to Crate and Barrel. Ice cream makers are pretty inexpensive and so much fun to play with!

Maria, this would be amazing with blondies.

Janet, if given the option, I would rather have something salty, but I love to play with ice cream flavors.

Dawn, you're a genius.

Jennifer@womanvfood said...

ohhh, interesting. So this must be similar to butterscotch ice cream (which I adore). Great idea, you're definitely making my desire for an ice cream maker stronger!

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful colour and looks delicious. Looks like making ice cream is easy. I would love to try.

Hungry Dog said...

I have to say, just the words "Brown Sugar Ice Cream" have me drooling a little bit. Fabulous.

Active Foodie said...

I REALLY need to get an ice cream maker for all these delicious ice cream recipes you keep posting!!

mr. pineapple man said...

looks and sounds delicious! need to get an ice cream maker!

Kerstin said...

Mmmm, this sounds like such a delicious and versatile ice cream. I can just imagine all the treats it would pair perfectly with!

culinary morsels said...

I love home-made ice cream. I may try this recipe with a lighter twist with half & half and low-fat milk. Hopefully it will not compromise on the flavor.

Shannon said...

woah, you don't like to eat ice cream? hmm... it's a shame! i wish i didn't like to eat... ;)

innBrooklyn said...

I was informed yesterday that i have to get the seasons icecream making underway stat. this looks like a great recipe to get going on! Now I just have to make space in my freezer for the icecream maker!