Friday, November 13, 2009

Life Is Short...Eat Dessert First!

It's Foodie Friday again and time for another recipe that I'm making for our Thanksgiving dinner. Oh my...I just realized all of my recipes have been desserts. Oh well, what's that saying...."Life is dessert first." Yeah, that's it and it sounds good to me!
Ha Ha

What's better on an apple pie than cinnamon ice cream....NOTHING!!

So get out your ice cream makers & whip up this delish ice cream!

1 cup whole milk
3/4 c. sugar
pinch of salt
10 cinnamon sticks broken up
2 cups heavy cream
5 large egg yolks

Warm the milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon sticks and 1 cup of the cream in a medium saucepan. Once warm, cover, remove from the heat, and let step at room temp for 1 hour.
Rewarm the cinnamon infused milk mixture. Remove the cinnamon sticks with slotted spoon and discard them. Pour the remaining 1 cup cream into a large bowl and set a mesh strainer on top.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm mixture into the ehh yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan.
Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula, scraping the bottom as your stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula. Pour the custard through the strainer and into the cream. Stir until cool over an ice bath.
Chill the mixture throughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according the manufacturer’s instructions.
What are you making for Thanksgiving??
Have a great weekend!


Blondie's Journal said...

What a great duo!! The ice cream must really bring out the flavors of the apples! Wow! I have been wanting an ice cream maker but am afraid of the weight gain! lol!!

I left a comment on your tablescape. It's lovely!


Joyce said...

I definitely want 2 scoops of this one:)

ButterYum said...

Yum, yum!!


Kristens Creations said...

Your icecream looks so yummy! Sometimes I do eat dessert first! You asked about the mesh ribbon... I think I used 3 or 4 bolts of 10 yds. I just weave it in and out and put it on the tree first. Kristen

Kristens Creations said...'s not too hard to use, it's just a little prickly on the ends and thick.

Andi's English Attic said...

I made cinnamon icecream years ago for a Christmas Eve supper. I made it by hand and it was a mistake to do this on a busy Christmas Eve. I don't think it worked too well, either. Perhaps I'll try this recipe - my daughter got an icecream maker for her birthday last year, so hopefully it'll be a lot easier! Thanks for the post. xx

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