Monday, 16 January 2012

Cinnamon Ice Cream



3 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 cups whole milk

2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

6 egg yolks

2 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine cream and milk in a large sauce pan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla beans; add beans. Bring just to simmer. Whisk sugar and yolks in large bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in hot cream mixture. Return mixture to same saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until custard thickens and leaves path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across, about 6 min. (do not boil). Strain into large bowl. Whisk in ground cinnamon. Chill until cold, about 3 hours.

Transfer custard to ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to a covered container and freeze until firm. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Keep frozen).