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Maharajah's Ginger Ice Cream

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

2  cups  Whipping cream
1  cup  Half and half
1/2  cup  Sugar
5  large  Egg yolks
1/3  cup  Minced drained stem ginger, - in syrup
2  tablespoons  Syrup from stem ginger
2  tablespoons  Vanilla extract
    Mint sprigs

Combine cream, half and half, sugar and salt in heavy medium saucepan. Bring to simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves, about 8 minutes. Whisk yolks in medium bowl to blend. Gradually whisk cream mixture into yolks. Return to saucepan. Stir over medium heat until custard thickens and leaves path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across, about 4 minutes; do not boil. Strain custard into large bowl. Cool to room temperature. Stir stem ginger, syrup and vanilla into custard. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, or overnight. Process custard mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Freeze in covered container. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Let soften slightly in refrigerator if necessary.) Scoop ice cream into bowls. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve. Source: Jinx and Jefferson Morgan, in Bon Appetit/June 1990 Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

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