July 18, 2008

Ice cream

My sister gave our family an ice cream maker (a ball, you fill the innermost chamber with the ingredients and the outer one with rock salt and ice)'s really neat. We made some delicous stuff with it.

Here's a recipe I'm anxious to try from:

Rum-Raisin Ice Cream

1 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup of whole milk
1 cup of sugar
3 jumbo egg yolks
1/2 cup dark Jamaican rum
1 cup golden raisins

Let raisins simmer with rum and 1/2 cup of sugar. Meanwhile, whisk yolks and 1/2 cup of sugar until they are a creamy color. Combine the cream and milk, and heat to almost boiling, but do NOT boil. Slowly pour a small amount into your yolk and sugar mixture while stirring. Add the yolk mixture back into the cream and milk while stirring. Continue stirring until thickened, but do NOT boil. Mix in the raisins and rum. Let cool. Add to your ice cream mixture and follow manufacturer's directions. If you have not cooked off all or most of the alcohol, your cream will take longer to freeze.If you do not have an ice cream maker, you can easily make it the old-fashioned way. All you'll need is a bit of patience. Pour your custard mixture into a freezer-proof container and freeze for about half an hour. After half an hour, stir and return to the freezer. Continue the process every half hour until frozen. It usually takes 2-3 hours, but will take longer in very hot climates, in which case, for faster freezing you can lower your freezer's temperature by one notch while you are making the ice cream.

And another one:
You add the rum soaked raisins near the end, so I'm thinking more intense flavor!

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Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Thank you for linking to my recipe and for your kind comments on my blog for the ice cream roundup and the bread roundup in October. It was a pleasant surprise to see your post when I came by to visit you. :-)

Mimi said...

Is that the one you throw to make the ice cream?

enjoy the freshly made treat!

KJ-Starre said...

Ooooh! that looks delicious! Now these pic's would have been perfect for the Ben & Jerry's challenge the other day.

Meadowlark Days said...

Yum! Our friends made homemade ice cream when we were in PA - we ate it with rhubarb crisp. Enjoy your new machine!

Kieran said...

What a great gift! Have fun...

Loreluca said...

WOWSERS! Did you make that one? The one your daughter has? AWESOME! Love how your daughter eats ice cream with her nose, just like mine!
My grandpa made the most scrumptious mango ice cream ever... and his lemon ice was more like Italian gelati...
I have to tell you that, isnce this is our first time growing a garden, we had to go online to look at pictures of melon (cantaloupe). We weren't sure if we had plants or weeds! We'll have to show you later what they look like! I'm so excited!

Lisa B. said... cream...homemade! enjoy!!!

Brittany said...

Yummm! That ice cream looks scrumptious!!! I remember making my own ice cream when I was a lil' girl... so much fun! Oh yea, I love the banner too!