Ben & Jerry's Plum Ice Cream
- sweet cream base:
- 1 cup ripe plums, peeled & chopped
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cup heavy or whipping cream
- 1 cup milk
For sweet cream base: Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue to whisk until completely blended, about 1 minute more.
Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.
Combine the plums and sugar in a bowl and mash until pureed. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Prepare the sweet cream base.
Drain the juice from the plums into the cream base and blend. Return the plum puree to the refrigerator.
Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following manufacturer's instructions.
After the ice cream stiffens ( about 2 minutes before it is done) add the plum puree, then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.
Makes 1 quart