Merry Christmas to all of our readers!
It is Christmas Eve so Sue and I are busy getting things ready for our families. We wanted to take a moment to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year.
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And, just in case you need something for Christmas dinner dessert tomorrow - we are sharing our Candy Cane Ice Cream. Nothing says Christmas quite like candy canes do so making them into delicious, creamy ice cream seems like the smart thing to do!
Candy Cane Ice Cream
2 cups whipping cream
2 candy canes, broken into pieces
3 egg yolks
1 cup icing sugar
2 cups half & half cream
2 candy canes, crushed
Place whipping cream and the 2 candy canes broken into pieces into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Heat and stir until cream starts to steam.
Remove from heat and cover and let steep for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes give mixture a stir and then pour through a strainer to get rid of any bits.
Place cream back into the saucepan. Heat back up to steaming.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the egg yolks and icing sugar until light. Very slowly beat in the hot cream, a little at a time, until completely mixed in. (Do this very slowly so you don't curdle your eggs!)
Pour mixture back into saucepan and place back over medium heat.
Cook and stir until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
Place half & half cream in a bowl. Place the strainer over the bowl. Pour the heated mixture through the strainer into the half & half.
Place mixture into fridge until completely chilled - at least several hours.
When chilled, pour into canister of ice cream machine and process according to manufacturer's directions.
When ice cream is ready in the machine, scoop into bowl and sprinkle with the remaining 2 crushed candy canes.
Stir to mix in.
Freeze several hours until firm.
Mmmm...Christmas in a bowl.
**All the best to you and yours**
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