Homemade Custard Style Ice Cream

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by MissPrissy, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is hot here today - pushing 100 in the shade.

    I have 2 1/2 gallons of fresh milk from my goats in the fridge along with 3 dozen fresh eggs from a friend.

    The kids needed a treat and a surprise so I pulled out the old icecream churn. This is an excellent way to use up eggs and milk.

    I sent my oldest daughter to the store for 3 bags of ice.

    2 qts. milk
    6 eggs beaten very well
    2 cups sugar
    1/4 cup flour
    2 tsp. pure vanilla
    1 pinch salt

    5 qt ice cream churn

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    2 half gallon jars of fresh goats milk. This recipe required 1 half gallon of milk.

    In a double boiler slowly begin to heat 1/2 gallon of milk. Add in the well beaten eggs. Mix the sugar, flour and salt together and slowly add a little at the time until you have stirred it all into the milk and there is no lumps.

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    I used the thermometer to make sure my milk was properly pasturized first.

    Do not let the milk mix boil but stir and let it cook until it begins to thicken. It should coat the back of a spoon when it is ready.

    Remove from heat. Add the vanilla. As the mix cools get your ice cream freezer ready.

    Freeze as directed.

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    This churn is over 15 years old and still churning.

    You can add fruit to this as well. We use peaches or bananas or strawberries or a blend of different frozen fruits. It is always good.

    This is the first time we have had fresh goats milk to make icecream with. I can't even beging to tell you the incredible difference itmakes to use your vey own milk. The milk is awesome and combined with farm fresh eggs - I can't even describe with words how much better it is than commercially produced products.

    It was so good we forgot to take a photo of the bowls we had after lunch.

    I would also suggest serving it alongside a nice slice of the old fashion pound cake recipe posted on this forum, too. We served the ice cream on the side of a nice slice of pound cake with strawberries.
     
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  2. ml

    ml Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Girl you are killing me. LOL Thank you for sharing. I adore the yogurt. Made black berry jelly for mine.

    MP rocks.

    ML
     
  3. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    Is this the same, but didn't use to heat? I remember just mixing not heating. Does goat milk divide like cow milk?? I can remember as a kid saving the cream off the jar of milk and adding that to Ice Cream mix I know I dont want to know nutritional value chart for that but it sure taste a lot better tahn Ice Milk from store.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    mdbucks - This is a custard base and must be cooked to be thick and rich and smooth. In different portion ratio the egg and milk and sugar can also be cooked into 'custard' (like pudding). This is what makes this ice cream so very decadent. LOL

    Goat milk has a little cream that rises to the top but it doesn't separate like cow milk does. That's why manufacturers have made a fortune on their cream separators for goat milk.

    With my goats and chickens I should have enough milk and eggs that I won't have to buy very much from the dairy case. Once we invest in something to separate the cream I anticipate that cream becoming beautiful butter.

    Milk and eggs, cheese and butter, sour cream ice cream, cream cheese yogurt - it can all be made at home!

    ml - thank you! I am glad you are enjoying the yogurt. I just made 3 quarts yesterday. I have been guarding it so we can have for breakfast tomorrow morning. [​IMG]
     
  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    This sounds like the ice cream my grandmother used to make all the time. Of course, like everything else, she made it from memory and didn't measure anything (you know, throw in a handful of this and a pinch of that, etc), so this delicious treat was lost with her. I'm going to try this!!!

    Thanks,
    Lori
     
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just had frozen custard for the first time the other day. There is a stand down the road from us that sells it and man was it good!!! So smooth and thick, it was like pudding. Will definitely be trying this one!!
     
  7. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    Wow!!! you know a ton of recipes. you keep our stomachs full even when were not hungry.

    We just can't resist!!!
     
  8. melgsix

    melgsix Out Of The Brooder

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    Could you use fruit or juice instead of sugar for this recipe?
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I really don't know about substituting juice for this one. It is really like a thick creamy egg custard when finished and I don't think you'll get that same smoothness with juice.
     
  10. Peeper

    Peeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Time to dust off the old ice cream churn![​IMG]
     

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