Once upon a time I lived in a cute little apartment in a brick building that was built in 1921. My best friend lived one floor up and several good friends lived in the building next door. The days were happy and fun-filled. Now none of us live in Des Moines and the Sherman Hill era is only a memory. This video captures a snippet of those days.
I’m planning to make an ice cream each week this month, so for Throwback Thursday (#tbt) here is a video on how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker. It was a part of my now defunct food blog, Erin’s Foodtopia, that I produced during my Des Moines days. This video has been a hit on YouTube with almost 700,000 views and 241 comments, mostly wanting to know more about how to make the ice cream base. If I had known people would actually watch the video I would have included that too, but it is really about the technique more than the recipe. Saturday I will be posting the second ice cream recipe of the month: Salted Nutella. Stay tuned.
Homemade Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker
2 cups whole milk
8 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups whipping cream
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 teaspoon kosher salt or 1/2 teaspoon salt
In medium heavy saucepan whisk together milk, egg yolks, and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until the custard coats the back of the spatula.
Strain custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl placed in a larger bowl of ice water. If you don’t have a large enough bowl, fill one side of the sink with ice water and place the bowl of custard in there and stir until cooled. Stir in whipping cream, vanilla, and kosher salt. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
Pour the chilled mixture in a large glass freezer-safe dish and freeze thirty minutes. Then whisk or stir to break up any large frozen chunks. Continue doing this for about two hours or until the consistency of soft-serve ice cream. Then place in a covered freezer container and freeze to ripen (harden) for at least 4 hours.