Oct 302007


I have not talked about my ice cream maker. It is one of my FAVORITE  tools in the kitchen and one of my FAVORITE gifts to give. I got this idea to make calvados ice cream from always seeing liquored flavored whipped creams and thought why not do the same with ice cream but make and apple brandy flavor that could go with an apple dessert.
I have a tendency to try and rush things along when I am cooking – with custards the base of the ice cream…Not a good idea. It will most likely lead to a curdled useless custard, which is what I did the first time.

Calvados Ice Cream
2 Cups of Heavy Cream
1 ½ Cup of Milk
3 Egg Yolks
½ Cup of Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Corn Starch
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
1-2 Tablespoon of Calvados Brandy

In a pot bring to a boil the Cream, Milk, and Vanilla. In a separate bowl beat the egg Yolks, Sugar, and Corn Starch. Pour ½ Cup of the boiling Cream into the egg mixture to temper,  it so that it does not curdle. Proceed this way until all of the Cream has been well combined.  Return the mixture to the stove and heat on low to medium heat- stirring until custard starts to bubble. To know it is done test is with a wooden spoon. If you dip the spoon and then make a line in the back of the spoon with your finger and the line holds shape then it is done. At this point add the 1 the Calvados. Remove and place into a separate bowl and refrigerate. Once cooled completely pour into Ice- Cream Maker.

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