Mr Chiots is a HUGE ice cream fan. We have a local dairy that makes ice cream from their own pastured cows. It’s not made from raw milk, but they lightly pasteurize their milk and it’s non-homogenized. When he wants some ice cream that’s our go-to spot. They make good ice cream to be sure, but it doesn’t even come close to homemade, especially when we make it with raw milk from the local farm and local pastured eggs. We love using the old hand crank ice cream maker that’s been in my family for years, it even made it to my Friday Favorites at Chiot’s Run.
My recipe is whipped up on the spot and includes, raw eggs yolks, vanilla beans, maple syrup, cream, whole milk, and a dash of salt. Sometimes I add cocoa, sometimes fruit juice. If you’re not into being quite that creative I’d highly recommend looking into Dave Lebovitz’s book The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments. Last week we made vanilla cinnamon ice cream and topped it with homemade maple caramel and walnuts. Mr Chiots was in heaven! If you’ve never made homemade ice cream I’d highly recommend it. Not only is it way better than anything you can get in a store or ice cream shop, it’s much cheaper! I also love that there’s no wood pulp or weirdness in this ice cream, just REAL ingredients!
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Have you ever made ice cream at home?