Saturday, September 8, 2007

Banana ice cream. Cinnamon ice cream. One base: two flavors

Whenever you have a small chunk of time (maybe less than 20 minutes) make batch of simple ice cream base. It will stay for about a week in a cold fridge, save you time making it, and the low temperature will produce great, smooth results.

ICE CREAM BASE (makes 4.5 cups)
::2.5 cups milk
::1.5 cups cream
::5 egg yolks
::1.5 cups sugar

- Mix yolks with sugar and a dash of salt.
- Slowly whisk in scalded milk.
- Return to heat and thicken custard.
- Take off heat, add cream, cool.

It's really easy, really thick, really great results. I made small pint batches using 1.5-1.75 cups base depending on mix-ins.

- 1/2 banana, minced and sprinkled with salt and cinnamon.

- 1.5 tbs cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp cayenne.

Both of these came out awesome, and because I was using so little base, it only took about 15 minutes in the mixer. Now I'll make a batch of these combined...BANANA BREAD ICE's coming soon

1 comment:

Lisa and Kids said...

Hi Mike-

Your cousins (Jacob & Sam) say too much ice cream (and Sam added a Yuck!! Frozen Yogurt) I hope you are eating more than just ice cream with a little poultry added it!!