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Eggnog Ice Cream

November/December 1996

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The spicy, eggy flavors of eggnog have been a part of American Christmas traditions for at least two centuries.


Eggnog Ice Cream

Makes: 4 cups, for 8 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon brandy, or rum
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 3 cups low-fat milk
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 14-ounce can nonfat sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, combine brandy or rum and vanilla; sprinkle in gelatin and set aside to soften.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, heat 1 1/2 cups of the milk over medium heat until steaming. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Gradually pour the hot milk into the condensed milk/egg yolk mixture, whisking until blended. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the custard coats the back of the spoon lightly, 3 to 5 minutes. Do not overcook or boil, or the custard will curdle.
  4. Strain the custard into a clean bowl. Add the softened gelatin mixture and whisk until it has melted. Whisk in nutmeg and the remaining 1 1/2 cups cold milk. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours.
  5. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. If necessary, place the ice cream in the freezer to firm up before serving.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Freeze for up to 4 days. If the ice cream becomes very hard in the freezer, soften it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before scooping.

Nutrition

Per serving: 231 calories; 7 g fat (4 g sat, 2 g mono); 76 mg cholesterol; 32 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 0 g fiber; 113 mg sodium; 192 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Moderate
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Servings
8 or more
Main Ingredient
Eggs
Preparation/ Technique
Ice Cream Maker
Meal/Course
Dessert
Season
Fall
Winter
Type of Dish
Desserts, frozen
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