I have recently gotten in to making ice cream! I told Bruce, and it is pretty true, I enjoy making ice cream more than eating it. I know I mentioned in a previous post that I can pretty much take it or leave it, but that doesn't mean I dislike it! I have had a lot of fun trying out different recipes - anything that is not mainstream is intriguing to me!
The other day I decided to give Key Lime Pie Ice Cream a try! I am really happy with it!
As with most of the ice cream recipes that I have tried so far, making a custard with egg yolks and cream is the first step. I have seen videos in the past about how to separate yolks using a plastic water bottle. I had no reason to be skeptical, I just hadn't tried it before. I did it this time, and I must say, it's amazing! I have ended this post with a video on how easy this is.
Our local grocery store did have a bag of small key limes, but they were the saddest looking little things I had ever seen. Fortunately, they contained beautiful key lime juice. Zest is also added to the ice cream, and I used a regular lime for this.
|The custard is cooked stove top.|
|It is then strained and put into the refrigerator to cool.|
|The cooled custard is then poured into the ice cream maker (which has been in the freezer over night), and is churned till it is soft ice cream consistency.|
|I would definitely make this again! I love citrus, and the creamy texture, combined with the crispy, crunchy topping, was just wonderful!|