Dairy West

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Dairy West

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  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3/4 granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Vanilla or other flavoring
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Heat milk, cream, and half of the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat nearly to a boil. When the first bubbles start to appear, remove from the heat and let cool to about room temperature.

Beat egg yolks with the other half of the sugar until pale yellow in a separate container. Temper the eggs by slowly adding 1 cup of the warm milk mixture to the eggs while mixing. Then slowly pour the egg mixture into the saucepan of milk while mixing. This process ensures that you won’t scramble the eggs. Add your flavoring; vanilla, cocoa powder, fruit, etc now.

Put the saucepan on medium heat and stir continually until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Be careful to warm the mixture slowly and keep stirring. If it gets too hot, the eggs will curdle. Once it has thickened, remove from heat. Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Cool in fridge then when ready, pour into ice cream maker to freeze. Ziploc bags are a good alternative if an ice cream maker isn’t available.