Wednesday 10 September 2014

Roasted Plum and Custard Popsicles or Ice Cream

This recipe can be used to make both ice cream or popsicles!  For popsicles, I layered the roasted plums and the custard into popsicle molds.   But I also took about half of the mix and processed it in an ice cream maker with the roasted plums chopped and mixed right in.

Really creamy and delicious!  I happened to have buttermilk in the fridge so used that but regular milk should also work just fine.

12-15 plums
1/2 cup 18% cream
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
splash of vanilla

Roast plums at about 350 degrees F until they just begin to break down - about 20 minutes (I put them on parchment paper just to avoid the cleanup after).  Let cool completely and chop into small pieces.

Combine all of the milk products in a sauce pan and heat to just below boiling point.  In the meantime, combine the eggs and sugar in a large bowl.  When the milk/cream is heated, add some slowly into the egg/sugar mixture to temper it (to warm up the egg/sugar mixture).  Keep adding slowly until about half has been added.

Then pour the entire mixture back into the saucepan and heat another 10 minutes or so until it begins to thicken.  Remove from heat and add a splash of vanilla.  Allow to cool slightly (about 10 minutes).

Strain through a cheesecloth if necessary to eliminate any egg bits that might have cooked.

Leave in fridge for a few hours until chilled.

Layer spoonfuls of plum and custard to make popsicles.  Or mix the plums with the custard and process in an ice cream maker.

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