Basic Custard Ice Cream

By Avera

  • Makes 8 Servings

  • 3 cups heavy cream

  • 3 large egg yolks

  • 1 large egg

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar substitute

  • Pinch salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. In a medium, heavy saucepan, heat cream until bubbles form just around the edge of the pan. Meanwhile, whisk together yolks, eggs, sugar substitute and salt. Very slowly whisk the hot cream into the eggs. Pour the mixture back into the pan. Place over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, just until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, 1 to 2 minutes. Immediately remove from the heat and pour into a clean bowl. Stir in vanilla. Cover the surface of the custard with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, about 4 hours. Freeze according to the directions for your ice cream maker.

Nutritional Facts

Net Carbs
8.5 grams
0.0 grams
2.0 grams
38.0 grams

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3 replies

joanne denison
joanne denison 2012-02-22 09:23:29 -0600 Report

I have made ice cream similar to this for years now, but I use half and half to make it less rich. I use a quart Cuisinart ice cream maker I would highly recommend. Some clinical studies have noted that ingestion of certain toxins create wide sugar fluctuations even when you are watching your carbs, so be sure to go organic if you are having problems with this.
Organic, unprocessed stevia is the better choice for a sugar substitute because it does not affect blood sugar levels. In fact, stevia is a traditional south american cure for diabetes!
In my recipe, I put in my food processor: 1 Amish organic egg, 2 packets stevia, all natural vanilla extract, a bit of crushed vanilla bean (optional), a cup of half and half and blend. I put this in the maker and fill to a half inch of brim with half and half and that way the mixer does not over flow. To make chocolate, melt squares of chocolate in a quarter cup of cream and let cool to room temperature and follow recipe for vanilla. For double chocolate, mix in a half cup of cocoa until well blended. For triple chocolate add in low sugar, dark chocolate chips.
Organic, minimally processed dairy is best. Look for raw creams if possible. Cow milk is a living, breathing substance same a human breast milk and is most nutritious unpasteurized. Raw milk knows how to kill any harmful bacteria. Pasteurized milk does not. Human breast milk does the same thing.
Dairy from type A, grass fed cows, organic is best.

Avera 2008-11-06 23:53:25 -0600 Report

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