16 December 2010

Satsuma Mandarin Ice Cream

I know that this isn't a cooking blog. Last year I received an ice cream maker for my birthday, and I have been experimenting with recipes and posting about them on Twitter. I have had many requests for recipes, so I may be posting more of the best of them here.

This recipe has a quite subtle lovely flavour of fresh Satsuma mandarin with a little warmth from the Grand Marnier for a light holiday dessert treat.

1 pint (16 oz) heavy cream
1 pint (16 oz) whole milk
1 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
3 Satsuma mandarins (juiced)
2 T Grand Marnier

In a saucepan gently heat the milk and cream. Whisk in sugar, satsuma mandarin juice and egg yolks. Whisk constantly until the mixture just starts to simmer (do not let the mixture boil!). Chill for at least 4 hours. Freeze in ice cream maker according to instructions. When the mixture is almost frozen add in the Grand Marnier until blended. Yields about 2.5 pints.

Happy Holidays!

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