Sunday, August 2, 2009

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream

This is the Spousal Unit's family recipe for ice cream. I have his permission to publish it and it is awesome. Our next batch is going to be even more awesome because a family dairy farm between here and Prettybury just started selling their un-homogenized milk and cheese directly to the public from a little shed on the corner by their house.

They use the honor system; the shed holds a couple of refrigerators and a cash box where you can leave your money. The price list is posted. The milk comes with a thick layer of cream at the top and I can't wait to see what kind of yogurt it makes.

Aunt Phyl's Vanilla Ice Cream

(for a three-quart freezer)

4 eggs
2 quarts of milk
3 c. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1 pint half and half
3 tsp vanilla
pinch salt

Separate the eggs. Beat yolks with rotary beater until smooth. Put yolks in 1 quart of milk in top of double boiler and get hot. Stir. Mix 1 scant cup sugar with cornstarch. Add enough milk to wet well. Stir into egg misture in double boiler. Continue stirring until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.

Beat egg whites in separate bowl and stir into mixture. Cool. Add remaining sugar and mix. Pour into ice cream freezer (at least three-quart size). Add another quart of milk, the half and half, vanilla and salt (do not fill freezer higher than 1 1/2 inches from the top). Stir. Freeze*. Pack with ice and salt over top of freezer until time to serve. Makes 10-12 servings.

(*We have an older manual ice cream maker so we do this by hand. Follow the directions for your particular type/brand of maker).



That little store sounds divine!

I'm set to make another bit of butter from my store-bought, ultra-pasteurize cream. It would be so much better with fresh.

Packrat said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ooo to have raw milk again. That is what I grew up drinking. We had cream on and in everything.

Denise said...

we have a small farm near us that does sell organic milk with the cream on top. It is soooo good. If they have fresh eggs you should get those too. Yum!

Pat aka Posh said...

That pic is so cute and you're making me hungry for some ice cream.. unfortunately I don't own an ice cream maker.. I gave it away when the kids left home..

Shay said...

Pat, I should send you our spare ;-).

I picked up an electric ice-cream maker off the curb one May in the local college town (graduating students put the most amazing things on the curb, I've gotten lots of kitchen stuff as well as furniture!), but Brian is a Manly Man and prefers the old White Mountain hand-cranked model.

Denise, I would love to get my hands on some eggs...a local boy used to raise chickens and sell the fresh eggs as a 4H project but he's in high school now and quit, darn him. We get our beef and pork and milk locally and I wish we could do the same with poultry and eggs.

I've been telling everyone I meet about the Kilgus' little store; I want this to be a success for selfish reasons ;-)