Thursday, July 16, 2009

Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

This is almost caramel ice cream, but not quite. I'm not in the mood to write an intro right now. I might com back and write one later.

Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

3/4 c sugar (more sugar)
2 T water
2 c milk
4 egg yolks
1 c cream
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp vanilla

or 3 yolks and 1 1/2 c cream and 1 1/2 c milk

1. In a medium sauce pan, add the sugar and water. Stir with a silicone spatula over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking over medium heat until the mixture becomes dark brown. The darker the better without burning it. When it is ready, off heat, SLOWLY pour in the milk drop by drop (at first). It will bubble furiously. After you've added all the milk, return to the heat until all the sugar is dissolved.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks until a pale yellow and slightly increased in volume. Pour some (maybe 1/2) of the burnt sugar-milk mixture into the bowl while whisking. When combined, return the egg mixture to the saucepan and stir to combine. Continue to cook, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is thickened slightly and coats the back of a spoon. This happens at 170 degrees on a candy thermometer. Off heat, stir in the cream and the salt. Cool in the refrigerator several hours or overnight.
3. When the mixture is cold, stir in the vanilla. Freeze as directed in your ice cream maker


Robyn said...

That's so honest Lora. If you're not in the mood to write an intro, then just don't do it. The burnt sugar ice cream and the butterbeer sound wonderful though. Did you go see Harry Potter yet? Shelby and JoDee went to the midnight showing the day that it opened. That's all that I'll tell you about it though.

Lora said...

Not yet. But hopefully soon. I think you're safe telling me about the movie. I'm pretty sure I already know how it turns out. :)

Daniel said...

Hey thnx for sharing with us a very yummy ice cream till now i do not have any Ice machine but after looking this post i have to add Ice Machine in my Kitchen ........Nice Post