Nothing is more refreshing than a rich and creamy cinnamon flavored ice cream during these hot summer days. It’s a great alternative to vanilla ice cream when served with pie, cake or fresh fruit. If you want a bit more flavor add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Easily prepare this recipe with simple, everyday ingredients.
Prep time: 8 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Churning time: 25 mins
Total time: 48 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 quart
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 cup of whole milk
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of heavy cream, divided
6 egg yolks
- Heat the cinnamon until fragrant: Place the cinnamon in a small, dry skillet, over low heat. Keep the skillet moving just until the cinnamon becomes fragrant, just about a minute at the most. Remove from heat (note that too long in the pan will burn the cinnamon).
- Warm the milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and 1 cup of cream: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the milk, sugar, cinnamon, and 1 cup of cream, whisking to incorporate the cinnamon into the liquid.
- Chill remaining cream over bowl of ice, and prepare strainer over bowl: While the milk mixture warms, set a bowl over another bowl filled with ice. Place the remaining cup of cream into the now-chilled bowl and set a mesh strainer on top.
- Temper the egg yolks, and add to cinnamon cream mixture: In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly, pour the warm milk mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to keep the eggs from cooking. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan.
- Heat until mixture thickens: Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a wooden spoon or heat-proof spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir. Stir until the custard thickens and coats the back of a spoon. When you run your finger through the custard across the back of the spoon, the custard should not run.
- Pour the custard through the strainer into the chilled cream: Stir until combined and cooled over the ice bath.
- Chill the mixture thoroughly and then process in your ice cream maker: Process the ice cream mixture according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Source: Simply Recipes