Fordi's Fantastic Ice cream
This scalable, generic ice cream recipe provides a smooth, creamy ice cream. The carrageenan provides good stability against short bursts of heat (so you can bring it to a party) and limits crystal formation during cooling. The starch improves the overall mouth-feel of the custard and helps with stability.
This recipe can be used for sweet or savory ice creams; the sugar is limited to 6.25g/serving - only about 25 kcal - so is only used to aid in maintaining the emulsion, and doesn't provide much of the sweetness. Add up to 50g of sugars or syrups with the mixins to make a sweeter dessert, but avoid overwetting the custard.
Up to half of the milk may be substituted for alcoholic ingredients.
For the scalable form of the recipe:
- Percentages are by mass
- Optional ingredients' percentages are marked in parenthesis (50%), and do not count towards the total mass
Serving size: 110g : 1/2 cup
|50g||3 yolks||5.5%||Egg yolk|
|30g||3 tbsp||4.0%||Corn starch|
|320g||1.5 cups||(36.0%)||Mixins: Syrups, Fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc.|
|5g||1 tsp||( 0.6%)||Vanilla or other extract|
|1g||1/4 tsp||( 0.1%)||Kappa Carrageenan|
- Partition ingredients into containers and chill
- Chill cream and a work bowl, and freeze ice cream maker bowl
- Mix yolks, sugar, starch
- Add milk to saucepan on medium heat until between 62 °C / 145 °F and 66 °C / 150 °F
- Add Carrageenan to milk and stir until dissolved
- Slowly add the hot milk to the egg, stirring constantly
- Add the mixture back to the saucepan and heat on medium-low until thick. DO NOT BOIL.
- Strain through a wire mesh filter to remove any lumps from the custard
- At this point, you may fold in the mixins
- Once milk has cooled, transfer to a chilled bowl and chill in refrigerator for 1.5 hrs (1 hr plus 2 hr/kg milk)
- While waiting, whip chilled cream with any extracts to soft peaks and chill
- Once milk is done chilling, fold the whipped cream into the milk.
- Move everything to ice cream maker bowl and run according to manufacturer's instructions (usually until the device sounds like it's working too hard)