Sunday, July 18, 2010

Spiced Vanilla & Toffee Silk

Here is a yummy ice cream creation I created to take to an ice cream social. if you love homemade ice cream and toffee, you'll really love this.

Spiced Vanilla & Toffee Silk

1/2 pint (250ml) whipping cream
1/2 pint (250ml) milk
4 egg yolks
4oz (100g) brown sugar
8 oz bag toffee bits
2 oz crushed pecans
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla

Put the milk into a saucepan and scald it (bring slowly to boiling point). In a separate bowl, beat and mix the egg yolks and sugar together until thick and then stir in the toffee bits, cinnamon, pecans and vanilla. Pour into this bowl the hot milk and stir well until smooth, then pour the mixture back into the saucepan and gently heat it, keeping stirring until the custard thickens.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT BRING TO THE BOIL OR IT WILL PROBABLY CURDLE. When you test the mixture over the back of your spoon and it forms a film then it's time to remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool thoroughly.

Transfer the cooled mixture into to your ice cream maker and follow machine instructions. Freeze for a couple hours before serving.

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