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Ginger Ice Cream

October 12th, 2010

Jane Green RecipesIngredients

* 3 cups heavy cream
* 1 cup whole milk
* 1/4 cup grated fresh ginger
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallised ginger, more if, like me, you love it!
* Pinch salt
* 8 egg yolks
* 3/4 cup sugar

Directions

In a large, heavy saucepan, combine the cream, milk, ginger, and salt over medium heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until pale, pale gold and fluffy. Ladle one ladleful of the hot cream mixture into eggs, combine, then add all eggs into hot cream mixture. Stir constantly for around five minutes until the custard mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Strain over a fine meshed sieve into a large bowl, pressing with the back of the spoon to extract as much liquid as you can. Cover tightly and refrigerate until cold – at least three hours.

Add the crystallised ginger to the cold cream mixture, then pour into the bowl of an ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and freeze until ready to eat.

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