Saturday, October 11, 2014

The most expensive ice cream you will ever make

My roommate and I have been talking about making some ice cream together since the beginning of the semester. Ice cream making is quite a long process (frozen yogurt is way faster), so I promised her we could do it over fall break. I know October is a little late in the season for ice cream, but it's a great time to find deals on candy. The particular candy bar we used for this ice cream must be amazing because it claims to be worth 100 Grand. All I can tell you is that it sure tastes like it. And luckily for us broke college kids, it doesn't cost quite that much. (Although a few bucks feels like a fortune when you're working minimum wage.)

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100 Grand Ice Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 cups whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 egg yolks
6- 100 Grand fun-size candy bars, chopped into small pieces

Place the sugar, salt, milk, and cream in a medium pot. Heat to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often. Whisk the egg yolks together with 1 cup of the milk and cream mixture. Pour this into the pot and stir over medium heat until the custard reaches 170 degrees. Remove from the heat.

Pour the custard through a fine mesh sieve and refrigerate in a sealed container for 5 hours.

Whisk the vanilla extract into the custard. Using an ice cream maker (mine is from Cuisinart), pour the cooled cream and egg mixture into the frozen ice cream maker’s attachment bowl. Let the machine run for 20 minutes. Once the ice cream has all come together, sprinkle the chopped up candy bars in while the machine is running.

Put the ice cream in a sealed container. Freeze for 3 hours before serving. Thaw it a little on the counter before scooping out and serving.
 

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