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Old-Time Custard Ice Cream Recipe

Old-Time Custard Ice Cream Recipe

I think my most memorable summertime desserts for get-togethers has always been homemade ice cream. This recipe is so rich and creamy and the perfect indulgence on a hot summer afternoon.—Martha Self, Montgomery, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. + chilling Process: 55 min./batch + freezing YIELD:22 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 pints heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt. Gradually add milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into eggs; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat immediately.
  • 3. Quickly transfer to a large bowl; place bowl in a pan of ice water. Stir gently and occasionally for 2 minutes. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • 4. Stir cream and vanilla into custard. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. (Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Transfer ice cream to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze 2-4 hours or until firm. Repeat with remaining ice cream mixture. Yield: 2-3/4 quarts.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.