Norco Ranch: Vanilla Frozen Custard Ice Cream

Norco Ranch: Vanilla Frozen Custard Ice Cream


I scream; you scream; we all scream for ice cream. Well, with the help of Norco Ranch eggs, you can prepare the perfect ice cream dish in warp speed time and time again this summer, which means there will be a whole lot of screaming in your house. And that’s a good thing.

Ingredients

All you need to make this scrumptious dessert for the entire family is just five minutes of prep time followed by 15 minutes of cook time and an hour of chill time. The ingredients you need to make 1 ½ to two quarts are as follows:

  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 to 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • Crushed ice
  • Rock salt

Steps

          1)

Custard Base

      1. : Beat the eggs, sugar, honey, and salt in a medium to heavy saucepan until they are blended; then, stir in milk. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film and the temperature reaches 160°F for about 15 minutes. Do not allow the mixture to boil. Remove the mixture from the heat immediately.
        1. 2) Cool the mixture quickly. Then, set a pan in a larger pan of ice water. Stir the mixture occasionally and gently for a few minutes to hasten the cooling. Next, press the piece of plastic wrap onto the surface of the custard. Refrigerate the custard until it is thoroughly chilled, for at least one hour.
        1. 3)

Ice Cream

      1. : Pour the chilled custard, whipping cream, and vanilla into a one-gallon ice cream freezer can. Then, freeze the custard according to the manufacturer’s directions, using six parts crushed ice to one part rock salt. Finally, transfer the custard to freezer containers, allowing head space for expansion, and freeze it until it is firm.

Tips

When making the custard sauce, be patient. Do not increase the cooking temperature to expedite the process, your custard will likely curdle.

In addition, you can easily customize your custard with stir-ins and flavorings of your choosing, according to Norco Ranch. For a stir-in, use pureed fruit or other small food pieces, such as mini chocolate chips. You can even use this delicious custard as a filling for your own cream puffs. No matter how you choose to enjoy it, one thing is for certain: You will enjoy it.