Sunday, July 18, 2010
ICA: Ice Cream Anonymous
1 pint strawberries, sliced
3/4 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
In a saute pan over medium heat, combine strawberries, sugar, and vanilla and cook for 7-10 minutes. Use a potato masher to smoosh it up to desired consistency. Add basil and cook for one minute allowing basil to wilt. Cool mixture completely. If you are doing this at 11:00 at night, like I did, pour mixture into a bowl and place into a cold water bath.
Once chilled, combine berries with milk and cream. Pour into ice cream maker and let it do it's thang for about 25 minutes.
And thus concludes The Improvised Chef's adventures with the ice cream maker. You get the idea. Sorry so many posts about ice cream, but it's summer and it's HOT!