Banana Ice Cream
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup purée bananas
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
This recipe makes more than will fit in our Krups Icecream Maker, which only has a 1-quart capacity.
Ice Cream Base - Custard Base or Cream Base
The ice cream base is the essential part of what makes ice cream really
creamy and luxurious. The basic principle for making an ice cream base
is to use cream and/or milk, egg yolks and sugar. Some people create a
mix from these ingredients without heating when it’s generally referred
to as a cream base. Others, myself included, prefer wherever possible
to use heat in the process and create what’s known as a custard base.
This is a typical custard base method which involves heating:
First of all beat and mix together the egg yolks and sugar until thick.
Separately, pour the milk into a saucepan and scald it (bring slowly up
to boiling point). Pour the hot milk into the egg yolks and sugar mix
whilst continuously stirring. Then pour the mixture into a double
boiler and heat gently, stirring until the custard thickens - When you
can see a film form over the back of your spoon it's time to remove
from the heat. Leave to cool.
Then you can do 1 of 3 things:
a) pour the cooled custard into a bowl and add your chosen flavoring, then tranfer mixture to an ice cream maker
b) pour the cooled custard into a bowl and add cream plus your chosen flavoring, then tranfer mixture to an ice cream maker
c) chill the cooled custard thoroughly in the refrigerator. Whip some
double cream and fold it into the chilled custard. Then add your chosen
flavoring and transfer mixture to an ice cream maker