Vanilla Rhubarb Custard Ice Cream

Ingredients

1 pound rhubarb
3 cups half & half
3/4 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean
4 eggs

Preparation

1
Roast rhubarb
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Clean rhubarb
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Slice the middle lengthwise
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Dust on both sides with sugar
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Place on parchment-lined baking sheet
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Cook for 15 minutes at 400 degrees
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Let cool, and chop into a lovely red mush
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Set aside
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Part 1: Ice cream custard – half & half
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In double boiler, add half & half
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Split vanilla bean and scrape seeds, add bean and seeds to half & half
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Stir often
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Heat just until bubbles form on the side of the pan
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Remove from heat, let it cool for about 10 minutes
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Part 2: Ice cream custard – eggs & sugar
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In separate bowl, add 3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg
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Add 3/4 cup sugar and mix until creamy
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Part 3: Cooking ice cream custard
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Add one half cup of the warm half & half mixture to the egg mixture, continuously stirring
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Add remainder of half & half, one half cup at a time, while stirring
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Too hot and you’ll get sweetened scrambled eggs)
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Return mixture to double boiler and heat
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Keep stirring
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Heat slowly until thickens and mixture coats the spatula ( see photo 4)
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Remove from heat and stir in rhubarb mush, puree
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Part 4: Chill mixture
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Refrigerate mixture until completely cool (see photo 5)
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Part 5: Make ice cream
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Pour mixture into ice cream maker and turn on (or get crankin’ if you’re going old scho0l)
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It’s ready when thick enough for a spoon to stand
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It won’t be hard like store-bought ice cream
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Eat immediately or place in covered container in the freezer until served

 



Yield:

18.0 servings

Added:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 8:20am

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