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Default Vanilla-Honey Soft-Serve No Churn Ice Cream

from The New York Times: Soft Serve Ice Cream Without the Truck

A Good Appetite
By MELISSA CLARK JUNE 10, 2016






Soft Serve Ice Cream
By ALEC COHEN












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Honey’s natural sweetness adds a rich depth to this homemade vanilla no-churn soft serve ice cream.
By ALEC COHEN on Publish Date June 10, 2016. Photo by Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times. Watch in Times Video »
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One of the great joys of homemade ice cream is eating the just-churned custard straight out of the ice cream maker.
Silky and ethereal, with the texture of soft serve, it’s a treat usually reserved for the cook before the ice cream is packed into containers and stowed away in the freezer.
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The custard is poured into ice trays. Credit Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times But not so with this honey vanilla ice cream, which is designed to be served at its softest and most satiny. Best of all, you can make it without an ice cream maker, getting one of the creamiest frozen treats imaginable without giving up any of your kitchen real estate.
Part of the reason this ice cream stays so smooth — sans the ice crystals that plague other no-churn ice creams — is that it begins with a very stable custard. Commercially produced ice creams use gums to this effect. Here, a little cream cheese melted into the custard does the same job. It’s a trick I picked up from Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, whose ice creams are notably rich and supple.
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The frozen cubes and milk are puréed in a blender or food processor. Credit Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times “Cream cheese gives body to ice cream, making it thicker,” she said.
Ms. Bauer also recommends that home cooks use part regular granulated sugar and part liquid sugar to increase the elasticity of the ice cream.
Corn syrup is one liquid-sugar possibility, but I prefer honey. Not only does it improve the texture of the ice cream, but it also adds its inimitable caramelized sweetness to the mix, turning plain vanilla into something much more aromatic and lush. Use a full-flavored honey here, one with personality and verve: Lavender flower, chestnut, linden, buckwheat are all good options.
Once you have made your custard, you will need to freeze it. A standard no-churn method is to solidify it in ice cube trays, and then purée the frozen cubes in a blender or food processor. The ice cube pieces break down more quickly and easily than a solid frozen block would, so don’t skip this step. Adding a little milk to the food processor as it whirls helps smooth out the ice cream as well.
And if you do have an ice cream maker, you can still make this recipe. Just be sure to time it so you can serve it to your waiting guests straight from the machine for the maximum fluffiness. Billowy, light and deeply flavored, it is an ice cream that you will want to make all summer long — whether you have an ice cream maker or not.
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