Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Caramel Ice Cream

Ice cream mix:
8 oz egg yolks
4 oz sugar
2 pt milk
1 pt heavy cream
pinch salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup carmal (see below)
Combine milk and cream in a heavy bottomed saucepot. Heat over medium heat until just barely at a simmer. Mix yolks, salt, sugar and caramel. Add around a cup of the hot cream to the yolk mixture and mix well. Add yolk mix to the hot cream. Continue to cook until mixture has thickened slightly. Remove from heat. Strain mix in a very fine strainer. Chill. Turn mix in ice cream freezer.

Caramel :
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup heavy cream

Bring water and sugar to a boil. Cook until mixture has turned an medium amber color. Add cream. Continue to cook until caramel has melted.

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