Saturday, July 22, 2006

Ben & Jerry's Plum Ice Cream Recipe

Ben & Jerry's Plum Ice Cream Recipe

1 Cup Ripe plums; peeled, chopped
1/4 Cup Sugar

Sweet cream Base:
2 Large Eggs
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Cup Heavy or whipping cream
1 Cup Milk

This is Ben and Jerry's most popular base, has creamy texture, medium body, and a subtle, understated taste. It's especially good as a background for fruit,cookies and candy. Whisk the eggs in a mxing bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue to whisk until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.
Makes 1 quart.

If you really like plums, this is the flavor to try. The recipe works well with any variety of plum, as long as it's fresh ( and ripe!) Combine the plums and sugar in a bowl and mash until pureed. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Prepare the sweet Cream Base. Drain the juice from the plums into the cream base and blend. Return the plum puree to the refrigerator. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following manufacturer's instructions. After the ice cream stiffens ( about 2 minutes before it is done) add the plum puree, then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.
Makes 1 generous quart.

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