August 9, 2018

The Best No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe

The Best No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe

Is there anything more nostalgic than the taste of home-made ice cream?  These days summer BBQ’s are having less and less of the old-style churning machines because the process is a bit laborious.  No-churn is the way to go and we came across the easiest and most delicious way to whip a batch up.

Ingredients for No-Churn Cinnamon Brown Sugar Ice Cream

(12 servings; makes about 6 cups)

4 large eggs (about 7 ounces, shelled)

3 1/2 ounces granulated sugar (about 1/2 cup)

1 1/2 ounces light brown sugar (shy 1/4 cup, loosely packed)

1/2 ounce vanilla extract (about 1 tablespoon)

1/2 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt; for other brands, use less

Pinch ground cinnamon

6 ounces chilled heavy cream (about 3/4 cup)

Preparation

Combine the eggs, granulated and brown sugars, vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Stir with a flexible spatula until well combined, then place the bowl over a large pan of gently bubbling water. Stir and scrape continuously until the mixture registers 160 degrees on a digital/instant-read thermometer. This should take no more than 10 minutes, so adjust the heat as needed to keep things moving along. Transfer the bowl to a cool work surface.

Use a handheld electric mixer to beat the warmed egg-sugar mixture until pale and thick enough to hold soft peaks, about 15 minutes (the timing will vary with the power of the mixer). When properly mixed, the mixture will be thick enough to mound up on itself in the bowl when dropped from a spoon.

Whip the cream to stiff peaks in a separate large bowl, then add about one-third of the foamed egg mixture, whisking by hand to incorporate. Add the remaining egg mixture, and fold until well combined.

Scrape into a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the freezer for about 1 hour, until thick and firm. Serve as you would traditional ice cream, in ice cream cones or chilled bowls.  For optional mix-ins, click here.

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