Thursday, August 6, 2009
Show and Tell ~ Ice Cream
This week I brought my home made strawberry ice cream to share with the class. Since you can't taste through the Internet, here is the recipe with photos.
Step 1. Rinse and cut up 2 pints of fresh straw berries. (The nasty bruised up ones seem to taste the best, your going to puree them any way.) Save about 6 nice berries to dice up to add as chunks. * I am of the school of belief that all good ice cream should have chunks. *
Step 2. Puree the berries in the food processor. ( If you don't have one a a blender will work) Strain out some of the pulp and seeds. Put the berry mush in the freezer to hang out and get cold.
Step 3. Whisk 2 eggs until they are as blended as possible ( They will be a pretty custard yellow color). Then add 2 Cups of half and half, 1 Cup of whipping cream, 1 1/4 cup of sugar, and 1/4 tsp of vanilla. Whisk till all is combined.
Step 4. Get your strawberry mush out of the freezer, and add it to your cream mix. Put your pretty pink ice cream mix in the freezer for about half an hour or so, to cool down. DO NOT FREEZE IT SOLID
Step 5 Put your ice cream mix into your ice cream machine and freeze per the directions. It took my machine about a half hour.
Step 6. Mix in the strawberry chunks that you set aside earlier. You can either eat it now or you can put it in the freezer and let it set up. I put mine in some glad*ware and froze it, because my mom is coming to visit next week. This week I will be making chocolate and vanilla too.
*Oh and you may need to put an alarm on it because it is seriously good, and stray family members may eat it...
**I never said this was healthy... I just said it is good... Don't worry I wont tell your nutritionist. ; )
Go over to Mel's and see what everyone else is showing this week.