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Coffee Can Ice Cream

Coffee Can Ice Cream
Coffee Can Ice Cream
Kristin Mason

Its time to send the kids back to school, but there are plenty weeks of sun and fun left to enjoy! Try this fun and easy recipe for all-natural ice cream without all of the preservatives and ingredients that take PhD to pronounce. All you need are a few simple household ingredients: milk, heavy cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla!

What you'll need

- 4 egg yolks

- 1/2 cup sugar

- 1 to 2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

- 1 cup milk

- 1 cup heavy cream

- 1 large coffee can

- 1 smaller coffee can

- Ice

- Coarse salt

Step 1

Mix egg yolks and sugar in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Warm milk to just below a boil. Remove milk from heat. Temper the milk into the eggs by adding two tablespoons of milk to egg mixture and mixing to combine. Do not add all milk to egg mixture at once or it may begin to cook the eggs. Once first amount of milk is combined with egg mixture, slowly pour and mix in the rest of the milk. Return milk and egg mixture to the stove and warm for 8 to 10 minutes of low heat until mixture is thick and frothy and can coat the back of a spoon. Stir continuously until custard has thickened. Do not let mixture boil or eggs may curdle. If curdling occurs, run the finished mixture through a strainer and then through a sieve to remove the chunks.

Once mixture has thickened, add vanilla extract to taste. Let mixture cool completely in a bowl.

Step 2

While egg and milk mixture is cooling, prepare the coffee cans. Place the lid on the smaller coffee can and place inside the middle of the larger can. Arrange ice in the space in between the two cans. Sprinkle a bit of the coarse salt onto the ice. Once the custard mixture has cooled. Stir in one cup on heavy cream. Pour the mixture into the small coffee can and replace the lid. Add the lid to the large can also and place the whole container in the freezer to help the process along. Stir every 45 minutes to one hour for the first few hours so that the ice cream freezes slower, causing a creamer texture.