mama to 4 boys, 2 kitties and 42 chickens
i made a lot of home made ice cream and sorbets. most of them are very low sugar or sugar free! i tend to use raw honey instead of sugar anyway.
can i tell you how awesome my butter-pecan ice cream is? here's the recipe:
get some whole cream and whole milk and soak a vanilla bean in it (split open) overnite, yo.
get you some pecans and melt up some raw butter, hellz yeah!
grab some honey. toss a bit of honey with the melted butter and pecans--sweet! let it sit in a sunny window to get it to 'carmelize' or 'crisp up' a bit.
remove the bean from the milk and cream, add honey if you want, and then just put that bad boy in the machine!
once it starts to set a bit, add those pecans in!
let it set in the freezer for the by-and-by.
and serve that good stuff, mother!
hey, i need less caffinated tea. i apologize for my strangeness.
and dd born 11/21/10 - our T21 SuperBaby
Can't wait to get an ice-cream maker! I am finally treating us and buying raw cream....$9.99 for a pint of Organic Pastures...but man is it worth it!
Happily married to DH for 6 years, in process to foster-adopt 3 children DD4, DS3 and DS2. We may be bringing half brother age 9 one day as well! We are not infertile, we just have decided that since there are precious children who need homes there is no need for us to have biological children.
and dd born 11/21/10 - our T21 SuperBaby
I've wondered the same about DR - maybe that it's very lightly pasteurized (is there such a thing) and not homogenized. I tried going through their website one night to see if they said anything more, but couldn't find anything else. After a couple times out and about having ice cream with no raw milk to chase it, I don't even try the DR by itself (though maybe I should and just be prepared with some raw milk and Nux Vomica just in case ). Makes me want to go to TJ's first thing tomorrow and pick some up!
It is just seriously good stuff! My TJ's is 2 short blocks walking distance, I could go there for breakfast
What recipe are y'all using for vanilla? I have a FoodTV recipe that's amazing that I've done before but it cooks the eggs and milk to a custard and it uses 24 yolks!!! I can't bear to use the 11 pastured eggs I have on one dish!! They are hard to get and if my farmer has enough, I get 12. I couldn't bear to use (if I could get) 24 of my "gold" eggs???? yikes!
|What recipe are y'all using for vanilla? I have a FoodTV recipe that's amazing that I've done before but it cooks the eggs and milk to a custard and it uses 24 yolks!!! I can't bear to use the 11 pastured eggs I have on one dish!! They are hard to get and if my farmer has enough, I get 12. I couldn't bear to use (if I could get) 24 of my "gold" eggs???? yikes!|
2 cups cream
1 cup milk
heat till getting bubbly
stir in 1/2 cup sugar (my recipe calls for 2/3+ cup but the cream is so rich and sweet i cut it down)
cool a little, add 2 tsp vanilla extract
(to make coffee ice cream, put ground coffee beans in w/ the milk, and let it brew in the hot milk for as long as you want (I do maybe 10 mins), filter it out and proceed as directed. but, it is not for the 9pm sugar craving, you will be up till 1am!)
i would love to sub my sugar for raw honey, anyone know the ratio for this?
with my last preg, I craved icecream so bad. Atleast this time I can eat it and feel good about it! (homemade raw ice cream of course) so glad i hung on to that ice cream maker i got for a wedding present 8 years ago, and haven't used till now. my only problem is it makes over a gallon. it's hard to find room in my freezer for that much. also, it gets really hard after awhile. how do you fix this?
mama to DS born 9/7/05, DD born 8/20/07, DS born 9/4/10 and DS born 11/26/13
Loving our chaotic, crunchy, homeschooling life!
I would think w/the raw milk, I would heat it no higher than 110 degrees just to get the honey to melt and mix w/the milk. That way it is still raw (but then you freeze it anyway).
I don't have a recipe, perse, for my coconut ice cream. I open 2 1/2 cans of Native Forest full fat coconut milk and heat it over the stove w/honey to taste. I then put the pot in the fridge to cool and once it is cool, I add it to the ice cream maker and follow the directions. That's it.
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