Maple Nut Ice Cream – Recipe

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I wanted to make ice cream to go with the purported buche de Noel my friend Lola was bringing for Xmas Eve dinner. I wanted something creamy, refreshing, with a light flavor that would go well with the cake regardless of its flavors. I wanted it to be simple, and doable with whatever I had at home. My original plan had been to make this salted caramel ice cream, but I decided at the last moment that it was too complicated, and as I searched for other recipes the idea of making maple ice cream came to mind. I had loved it as a child, when my grandmother used to make it from the tiny bottles of maple extract she’d gotten during her last trip to the United States, before my birth, and for that reason it still holds a warm place in my hand. Plus, it’s very simple to make and I had maple syrup at home.
The following is the recipe I made, from the Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book. It’s a great recipe, the results gave me a smooth, tasty ice cream which I loved (though not as much as granny’s).
Maple Nut Ice Cream
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Put eggs in a large bowl and whisk them until light and fluffy. Whisk in the sugar, a little at the time, until completely mixed in. Whisk in the cream and milk. Pour into the ice cream machine and process according to the instructions.
Two minutes before the ice cream is done add the maple syrup and then the walnuts. Finish processing, pour into a freezer safe container and freeze overnight.
Christmas Eve 2010 menu
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