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French Style Ice Cream

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Servings: 1
Categories: Desserts / Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

4    Egg, separated
1 1/2  c  Sugar
6  c  Light cream -OR- half & half
2  tb  Vanilla extract

Beat yolks in a small bowl until foamy. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar; beat until thickened. Beat egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Fold egg yolk mix into egg whites. Stir in cream and remaining 3/4 cup sugar. Transfer to 3 quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture coats a spoon (DO NOT BOIL). Cool. Add vanilla. Chill well, churn then freeze. Makes about 3 quarts. VARIATIONS: For variations reduce amount of vanilla to 1 tbls. Blend in additional ingredients after ice cream mix is cooled and before chilling, unless directed otherwise. 1) BLACK WALNUT: Add 2 cups finely chopped black walnuts. 2) MOCHA CHIP: Blend 1/4 cup instant coffee into a portion of the cream in recipe. Heat to dissolve coffee; cool. Stir in 1 cup minature chocolate chips. 3) PUMPKIN: Combine and blend in 2 cups canned pumpkin, 1-1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 1/2 tsp allspice. 4) SPICE: Combine 4 tsp cinnamon, 1-1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp ground cloves with sugar in recipe. 5) PEPPERMINT: Reduce sugar in recipes to 3/4 cup. Blend in 1 cup crushed peppermint stick candy. Add another 1/2 cup crushed candy after freezing but before ripening. 6) TOFFEE CRUNCH: Reduce sugar to 1-1/4 cups. Blend in 1 cup crushed plain toffee candy. Add another 1 cup crushed candy after freezing but before ripening.

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