Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ice Cream

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

2 good cups whipping cream. (Good cups are extra full cups)
2 good cups milk
6 egg yolks
A scant 3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups bitter-sweet chocolate (about 16oz)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp chocolate extract (optional)
A pinch instant coffee (optional)

Scald the cream and milk in a thick-bottomed pan over medium-high heat and set aside. Beat the yolks in a metal bowl. Add the sugar and pour in the cream/milk mixture while beating. Transfer into a clean heavy-bottomed pan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring until the mixture coats the spoon. Stir in chocolate and stir over very low heat until chocolate is completely melted. Add in remaining ingredients and cool. When mixture is cool, freeze according to directions on the ice-cream maker.

Who doesn't love chocolate ice cream? 

As long as I'm into the ice cream recipes, I will add this one. I created it before I started working at the restaurant, but I used it there. It was everyone's favorite after the chocolate ice cream.

Lemons and mint

Lemon Mint Chiffon Ice Cream

2 good cups whipping cream
1 cup milk or half & half
4 egg yolks
1 egg
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 Tbl grated lemon peel
A scant 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract (optional)

Scald the milk and the cream in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat and set aside. Beat yolks and egg with the sugar in a metal bowl. Slowly pour in the milk mixture while beating the eggs mixture. Add lemon peel and mint, and cook while stirring over low heat in a clean heavy-bottomed pan until mixture coats spoon. Strain the mixture into a clean bowl to remove mint leaves and lemon peel. Stir in remaining ingredients and cool completely. Freeze according to directions on an ice-cream maker.

Note: This ice cream is really good served in cookie cups (tuile).

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