Wordless Weekend: Honey-Bay Ice Cream

cropped

hunny

creamy

they'll never be chickens now

ice cream in waiting

churned

packaged

drizzled

Honey-Bay Leaf Ice Cream
adapted from The Perfect Scoop, inspired by Luscious Creamy Desserts
1 c. whole milk
2 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. honey
4 bay leaves
1 tbsp. black peppercorns
pinch salt
6 egg yolks

Heat one cup of the cream, the milk, the sugar, honey and salt in a medium saucepan. When the mixture is hot but not boiling, take it off the heat, add the bay leaves and peppercorns and let steep, covered, for at least one hour.

Pour the remaining heavy cream into a large bowl.

Re-heat the flavored milk and cream. When it comes to a simmer, whisk half the mixture into the egg yolks to temper them, then whisk the egg/milk/cream into the rest of the milk in the saucepan. Cook over medium heat until it coats the back of a spoon.

Strain the egg/milk/cream mixture into the bowl containing the heavy cream and combine.

Chill over an ice bath and then in the fridge until good and cold, then churn and freeze in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Transfer to some tupperware and freeze for at least 2-3 hours before consuming. Serve with a drizzle of good balsamic.

3 thoughts on “Wordless Weekend: Honey-Bay Ice Cream

  1. Your pictures of egg yolks always make them look SO DELECTABLE. Like, never would I want to eat one but they look like you ought to want to.

    Of course delicious exotic ice cream is also photographed to good effect here :P

  2. Nom! *licks screen again*

    Your pics make me want some, even though it’s feeling positively wintry here tonight (although that is wintry, Australian sub-tropical style, no doubt considered quite balmy elsewhere).

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