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Pear-Ginger Ice Cream


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  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar


Servings 16
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 25mins
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Step 1

Combine pears and 3 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. Cover and chill overnight.

Heat milk and ginger in a medium saucepan just until bubbles begin to form around edges of the saucepan.

Whisk together egg yolks and 1-1/4 cups sugar in a large bowl; gradually whisk in the hot milk. Return all to saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture just coats a metal spoon. Remove pan from heat. Quickly cool the custard by placing the saucepan in a sink of ice water for 1 to 2 minutes; stir constantly. Pour mixture through a strainer into a large bowl to remove ginger. Cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight.

Freeze mixture in a 4- or 5-quart ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions. Stir in pear mixture after ice cream has thickened. Ripen for 4 hours.

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