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London Fog Ice Cream

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The whipping cream was screaming to be used so I took out my ice cream maker and made us some! First time in a couple of years actually but the ice cream maker is always ready to go, taking up precious space in my freezer.

I made some ice cream for some friends once and they said, “It’s SO creamy! What’s in it?” I started to rattle off, “Milk, cream…” Their eyes went big and said (almost with disappointment), “Oh. There’s cream in it.” Well… What did you think was in it?!

When I buy ice cream, I try to buy the real stuff but it can be so expensive. We don’t eat a lot of it, so it really is a treat.

Behold… Ice cream recipe with real cream in it.

London Fog Ice Cream

Ingredients

2 cups milk
2 cups whipping cream
2 vanilla beans
4 earl grey teabags
5 egg yolks
1 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Pour milk and whipping cream into a medium sized pot. Cut open and scrape seeds out of the vanilla beans and toss the seeds and pods into the pot and stir. Heat on the stove until it just about simmers.
  2. Take the pot off the heat and add the tea bags. Steep for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Place the egg yolks and sugar in a medium bowl and whisk until pale yellow.
  4. Remove the tea bags from the cream mixture and slowly add the hot liquid to the egg yolks, about 1/4 cup at a time, whisking well after each addition. This is called tempering so that you don’t scramble the eggs.
  5. Pour the mixture back into the pot and heat on medium-low until mixture thickens or until you can coat the back of a wooden spoon, draw a line with your finger and it stays visible.
  6. Pour mixture through a sieve to remove any bits and vanilla pods. Cover the custard with plastic wrap touching the top so that it doesn’t create a dry layer on top. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until completely chilled.
  7. Use custard according to the instructions of your ice cream maker.

Hope you enjoy this recipe! Please leave a comment and let me know how it goes.

  • dorcaslee

    I did it!!! I tried it finally and it was deeeeelicious!!! The recipe was perfect. A bit too sweet for me but that’s because I don’t like things too sweet so I would probably put less sugar. But that’s it! Yum! I shared it with a few people and they all said it was like those expensive ice cream places. 🙂 thanks for the recipe! I have to get myself one of these kitchen aids/ice cream makers. Haha.

    • flolum

      YAY! So glad you enjoyed it! Yes… If it’s too sweet just adjust the sugar.