Sicilian gelato-style ice cream II

Photo by Judith D.
Adapted from nytimes.com

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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from nytimes.com

Ingredients

  • Makes 1 pint

  • 2 1/2

    cups light cream, half-and-half or milk (whole or skim), or a combination

  • 1/2

    cup sugar

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1

    vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3

    tablespoons cornstarch.

Directions

1. Put 2 cups cream, half-and-half or milk, the sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. If using a vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise and scrape seeds into liquid, then add pod. Cook until mixture begins to steam. 2. In a bowl, blend cornstarch and remaining cream, half-and-half or milk; there should be no lumps. Remove bean pod from pot and discard. Add cornstarch mixture to pot. Cook, stirring, until it starts to thicken and barely reaches a boil, about 5 minutes. Immediately reduce heat to very low and stir for 5 minutes or so until thick. Stir in vanilla extract, if using. 3. If mixture has lumps, strain it into a bowl. Chill until cool, a couple of hours (you can skip this step if you have a machine with a built-in freezer). When cool or if there are no lumps, pour into an ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Honey-Jam Variation Substitute honey for half the sugar. Add 1/2 cup good jam to mixture before freezing. Buttermilk or Yogurt Substitute buttermilk or yogurt for half the cream or milk. Cherry-Vanilla Add 1 cup halved, pitted cherries just before freezing. Strawberry, Blueberry or Peach Add 1 cup hulled, sliced strawberries, blueberries, or peeled and chopped peaches before freezing. Coffee Substitute 1/2 cup very strong coffee for 1/2 cup cream or milk. Coconut Substitute 1 cup coconut milk for 1 cup cream or milk; add 1/2 cup toasted dried coconut if you like. Mint Chocolate Chip Add 1/2 cup minced mint and 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate just before freezing.

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