Maple Pecan Ice Cream

Maple Pecan Ice Cream

This sweet, rich ice cream is best when made with real maple syrup and high-quality pecans.
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Chill: 8 hours
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Total: 8 hours 30 min
  • Yields 1 quart ice cream
Maple Pecan Ice Cream
  • Setup Ice Bath
  • dozen ice cubes
  • cold water
  • Fill a large bowl about ⅓ of the way with cold water and add ice cubes. Nest a smaller metal bowl (at least 2 quarts in size) in the ice bath.
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Pour heavy cream into nested metal bowl. Place a fine mesh strainer over cream. Set aside.
  • Custard
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw cane sugar
  • Heat milk and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until steam begins to rise from the surface, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • 6 egg yolks
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks until smooth.
  • When milk mixture is steaming, slowly pour ¼ cup of milk into the yolk while whisking constantly. Pour egg mixture into saucepan with rest of the milk.
  • Cook over medium heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until mixture thickens and coats back of the spoon, about 3 to 5 minutes. To test, run your finger on the back of a spoon coated with the milk. It should leave a clean path.
  • Pour the thickened milk mixture through the fine mesh strainer.
  • ⅔ cup maple syrup, Grade B or darker
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Add maple syrup and sea salt. Whisk to combine until custard is cooled by the ice bath.
  • Remove and cover bowl. Chill in the fridge until completely cooled, at least 4 hours.
  • Ice Cream
  • Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • When ice cream is just about done, add pecans and stir to combine.
  • Transfer to a large container and place a layer of plastic wrap directly on surface of ice cream to prevent ice crystal from forming. Cover and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
From MakeBetterFood.com. . (http://makebetterfood.com/recipes/maple-pecan-ice-cream/). Adapted from Chocolate and Zucchini.
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