Ice Cream Base40 Reviews
- Prep: 5 min
- Cook: 10 min
- Ready In: 10 hr 45 min
“A custard-style ice cream base -- from my favorite chef -- that any number of flavors can be added to. We have used chocolate, banana, strawberry, cookie dough, and blueberries, and all were wonderful!” - by Autumn Pumpkin
Original recipe yields 8 servings
- Pour the heavy cream and half-and-half cream into a heavy saucepan, place over medium-low heat, and heat until barely simmering, stirring frequently. Turn the heat down to low.
- Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
- Slowly pour about 1/2 cup of hot cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Repeat three times more, whisking thoroughly before adding each additional 1/2 cup of hot cream to the egg yolk mixture. Pour the egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining hot cream, and whisk constantly over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens and will coat the back of a spoon, 5 to 8 minutes. Do not let mixture boil.
- Pour the ice cream base into a bowl and allow to cool for about 20 minutes; place in refrigerator and chill overnight. The next day, pour into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions. Remove the ice cream, pack into a covered container, and freeze for 2 hours or overnight before serving.
Amount Per Serving (8 total)
- 370 cal
- 25.8 g
- 30.3 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (40)Rate This Recipe
"Easy and yummy. We made this last week and the base custard is outstanding! Instead of using regular half & half, I used non-fat half & half and added 2 cups of pureed peaches -- yummy peach ice cre..." See moream! We're up for chocolate this week and I think I use 1 cup of non-fat milk, 2 cups of non-fat half & half as well as 1 cup of heavy cream. BTW, this recipe (8 servings) is 2 batches in the Cusinart ice cream machine."
"This is a delicious, classic ice cream. It's incredibly creamy - heavenly on a hot, steamy, summer day. I used a scant 1/2 cup of dark cocoa powder and it was the perfect chocolate ice cream. I plan o..." See moren making this again very soon with strawberries and blackberries as both are going wild right now! Thanks for a great recipe!"
"Wish I could give this recipe 4.5 stars since you probably don't need the full cup of sugar if you're going to stir in a sweet addition. I only used 3/4 cup sugar and added a 10 oz jar of chopped mar..." See moreaschino cherries and its syrup and thought the recipe came out really rich and nicely sweetened. I also added 1/3 cup slivered almonds for a cherry nut ice cream. It was yummy and I'll definitely use this recipe again!"
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