Monday, June 21, 2010
Raspberry and White Chocolate Ice Cream
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...If you love white chocolate I suspect you'll like this ice cream. If you don't care for it, know that I am numbered in your ranks and have worked the recipe in such a way that it can be used to make something a bit more restrained. If you omit chocolate from the ingredient list, you have the makings for a really lovely French vanilla cream. With or without the chocolate, this is an extraordinarily rich ice cream and you'll probably enjoy it more if it is served in small portions. Too much of it becomes cloying and sets me to dreaming of my favorite ice milk recipe that we featured here over a year ago. I have really simple tastes in desserts and were it not for the raspberry streaks, I wouldn't bother with this. My family, however, loves it, so, I'll be making it, grousing sotto voce, for years to come. Here's the recipe for those of you who love white chocolate and don't mind my grousing.
Raspberry and White Chocolate Ice Cream...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite, a Cuisinart recipe adaption
1-1/2 cups whole milk
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces white chocolate morsels
1-1/2 cups (6-oz.) fresh raspberries
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1) To prepare ice cream: Combine whole milk and heavy cream in a medium pan set over moderate heat. Bring to a boil and pour into bowl containing white chocolate, stirring until smooth. Combine sugar, whole eggs, and egg yolk in a medium bowl; beat with a hand mixer until thickened like mayonnaise. Stir in vanilla extract. Beat 1 cup of the hot cream into the egg mixture. Mix in remainder of chocolate cream mixture. Transfer to a medium saucepan and cook mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to thicken and coats back of a spoon.
Transfer mixture to a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely cooled.
2) To prepare raspberry puree: Combine raspberries and sugar in bowl of a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Strain seeds from raspberry puree. Cover and refrigerate.
3) To make ice cream: Pour chilled ice cream mixture into freezer bowl and mix until thickened, about 25 to 30 minutes. Spread 1/3 of mixture into a shallow pan. Cover with half of raspberry mixture. Add another 1/3 of ice cream and top with remainder of raspberry puree. Top with last of ice cream mixture. Return to freezer and chill until firm, about 1 to 2 hours. Yield: 8 (1/2-cup) servings.
You might also enjoy these recipes:
Fresh Mint Ice Cream - One Perfect Bite
Ice Cream Crunch Cake - One Perfect Bite
Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream - One Perfect Bite