"A custard-style ice cream base -- from my favorite chef -- that any number of flavors can be added to. We have used chocolate, banana, strawberry, cookie dough, and blueberries, and all were wonderful!" — Autumn Pumpkin
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Easy and yummy. We made this last week and the base custard is outstanding! Instead of using regular half & half, I used non-fat half & half and added 2 cups of pureed peaches -- yummy peach ice cream! We're up for chocolate this week and I think I use 1 cup of non-fat milk, 2 cups of non-fat half & half as well as 1 cup of heavy cream. BTW, this recipe (8 servings) is 2 batches in the Cusinart ice cream machine.
This is a delicious, classic ice cream. It's incredibly creamy - heavenly on a hot, steamy, summer day. I used a scant 1/2 cup of dark cocoa powder and it was the perfect chocolate ice cream. I plan on making this again very soon with strawberries and blackberries as both are going wild right now! Thanks for a great recipe!
Wish I could give this recipe 4.5 stars since you probably don't need the full cup of sugar if you're going to stir in a sweet addition. I only used 3/4 cup sugar and added a 10 oz jar of chopped maraschino cherries and its syrup and thought the recipe came out really rich and nicely sweetened. I also added 1/3 cup slivered almonds for a cherry nut ice cream. It was yummy and I'll definitely use this recipe again!
I used this to make mint chip ice cream. I increased the servings to 12 because I had 12 egg yolks left from an angel food cake. I added 1 tsp. peppermint extract and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. I added one cup of chocolate chips but it could use more. Everyone loved it. I've just started making ice cream this summer. This is the best recipe I've found - very creamy, smooth and versatile. Exactly what I wanted!
Perfect ice cream base, easy to make and very creamy with the perfect touch of sweetness. I recommend that the base be chilled overnight so that it cools down completely before putting it in the ice cream maker. As a result, it reaches the soft serve level in about 25 minutes! I highly recommend this recipe--perfect for novice and expert ice cream makers alike!
This had very good flavor. I didn't give it 5 stars because I changed it a bit - instead of 1 cup sugar, I used 1/2 cup sugar and a small box of vanill pudding. I also added a Tbsp of vanilla. It cooked up great - hardest part was not eating it as it cooled.
Added some crushed oreos as it mixed in the ice cream maker. Really good!
YUMMMM! Once you try this, store bought will never be the same. I made this exactly as specified and added 1 TBSP pure vanilla extract as suggested to make vanilla. It was my very first time making ice cream and it was a huge success if I do say so myself. This amount fit perfectly in a 2Qt. Cuisinart ice cream maker, and the final product all fits great in a 1.5 litre container. Thank you so much for posting, this is frozen dessert perfection.
Made exactly as written, turned out great. Did not have an ice cream maker, used the plastic bag method and then froze for a day to have firm custard. Also added fresh black raspberry puree to a portion to get a different flavor.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ice Cream Base
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 233
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