Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Strawberry Ice Cream

1 cup sugar, divided
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Dash of salt
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 cups sieved or pureed fresh strawberries
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
l 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

Combine 3/4 cup sugar, flour, and salt; set aside.

Scald milk in top of a double boiler; add a small amount of milk to sugar mixture, stirring to make a smooth paste. Stir sugar mixture into remaining milk; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cover and cook 10 minutes.

Stir a small amount of hot mixture into eggs. Stir eggs into remaining hot mixture; cook, stirring constantly, l minute. Let cool.

Combine strawberries, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, whipping cream, and flavorings; stir into custard. Pour into container of a 2-quart electric or hand-turned ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt

Melt chocolate in double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. Gradually whisk in milk, stir until smooth. Remove from heat and let it cool.

Whisk eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually whisk in sugar, then continue whisking 1 minute, until completely blended. Add the cream, vanilla, and salt; whisk. Add the chocolate mixture; blend well. Cover, chill, and freeze according to ice cream maker's directions.