The world is going mad and the weather is getting colder, two perfect reasons to stay in bed and hide under the covers. However, we aren’t quite ready yet to say goodbye to the warm, summer weather. So, we have the perfect recipe for all these feels – date ice cream.
Everybody loves ice cream, but why exactly? Well, firstly, ice cream is a good treat during every season. In the summer, ice cream cools you off, and in the winter, ice cream is best accompanied by a fresh slice of hot pie. Secondly, ice cream makes sadness go away - we think we could all do with a tub of ice cream round about now. We did some research and found that it has been scientifically proven that ice cream heals the heart and eases tough times. It sure does help lighten up ones mood.
We found a few fun facts about ice cream that we bet you didn’t know:
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
2/3 cup brown sugar
3 egg yolks
Pinch of salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
120g Pitted Medjool Dates
1. Combine the milk, cream, brown sugar in a small saucepan. Heat the milk mixture over medium high heat until scalding hot.
2. While the milk heats up, whisk together the yolks, salt and vanilla in a small bowl.
3. Once the milk mixture is scalding hot, pour a little bit into the bowl with the egg yolks and whisk to combine. This is done so that the eggs won't curdle and so that it is tempered properly.
4. Then add the egg yolks into the milk mixture.
5. Return the entire mixture to the saucepan and heat over medium low heat, stirring constantly. Cook the custard until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spatula or wooden spoon. Do not allow it to come to a boil. Remove from the heat and strain into a bowl.
6. Chop up the dates finely and add it to your custard. Cover the bowl and chill until very cold, at least 4-5 hours.
7. Freeze according to the directions for your ice cream machine. (If you don't have an ice cream machine you are able to put in an air tight container and freeze until firm. )
(Ice cream machine) - When the ice cream is ready, scoop it into a container and smooth to an even layer. cover tightly and freeze until firm.
We would love to see your date ice cream creations, so post a picture of them and tag us!
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