I can not wait to show you how to make this!
MINT AND KEY LIME ICE CREAM RECIPE
Prep: 20 mins
Inactive time: 6 hours
Yield: a quart of ice cream
8 egg yolks
2 cups of half and half (half cream and half milk)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups of 2 % milk (or whole liquid milk)
1 and a third cups of sugar
20 mint leaves
20 key limes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
That's really all you need! Directions:
As it heats up, put in your fresh mint leaves. Oh la la!
Now while keeping an eye on the above mixture, in a bowl put in all 8 egg yolks. Some of my egg yolks mixed together so you can only see 4 distinct ones here.
I don't know why this picture is repeating itself. Ha.
Okay now pour your heated milk and cream mixture into a blender. Note that it should get hot but it shouldn't boil. Blend the hell out of it so the mint leaves can be broken and all that minty goodness can be in the milk.
Strain the mixture back into the pot.
Now cut all your cute little limes in twos.
Squeeze them into a strainer by hand or with the help of a squeezer. As you do this, put your milk mixture on medium heat and stir every now and then. Note that it shouldn't boil over.
Now pour that eggy goodness into the milky goodness. Stir continuously.
Add in your freshly squeezed lime juice and vanilla extract (optional). Oh boy, this is where the tasting begins.
Keep stirring until the mixture thickens up. This is the custard that will later become ice cream. It is ready when it coats the back of a wooden spoon.
Pour all that goodness into a bowl.
Cover it with plastic paper. The plastic should touch the custard so it doesn't form skin when cold.
Put all that goodness in a fridge and let it cool down completely. I left mine overnight but you don't have to. When it is completely cold, take off the plastic. The mixture will look really thick.
Give it a good mix. It will lighten up but don't worry it will get really thick as you freeze.
When it gets to this consistency, stop stirring. Ice cream is ready!
Angele marie says
No I have a reason to get out of bed tomorrow morning. Most Saturdays I sleep in because its my day off and the only day I sleep pass 5:30 am. But tomorrow I will not be long faced and grumpy like I do most mornings. I will be all smiles because I will be having ice cream for breakfast, yes u got me right, ice cream for breakfast. I am doing this tonight after work. I am sure I will have creamy dreams all night and tomorrow night I will have SWEET dreams. Thank you so much for ths wonderful recipe. U are awesome. Stay blessed
Precious Nkeih says
Angele, take five. Ice cream for breakfast! Ice cream for president. Lol
How are you dearie? Enjoy your creamy dreams (that rhymes) and thanks for your lovely comment.
Precious Nkeih says
It is so worth trying dear.
Please let me know how it goes whenever you try it.
Have a great weekend!
These look AWESOME!
I'm definitely going to try them when I have guests around who can help eat it (else I'll just devout it all). Thank you for sharing. Xx
Ifunanya Jane says
I like the ice cream and I will like to try but my problem is the spoon, where to get it
Which spoon are you referring to Jane? The wooden spoon?