I love me some ice cream and I'm working on how to pronounce it without a southern accent so it doesn't sounds like 'ahhhhsssss cream'. Nevermind I'm not trying very hard at that.
When I heard about strawberry and basil together I was not very sure why foodies were all like OMG! As I was chopping up the strawberry and basil I kept trying them together and I am sold on how basil really enhances the strawberry fruity flavour.
- 1 quart fresh strawberries, cleaned and green parts removed, chopped so a blender and take it
- 1 ½ cups of sugar
- 4 cups of half and half
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 package of fresh basil, hand torn into bits
Custard – combine 1 cup of sugar, half and half and vanilla extract and bring to a simmer. In a mixin' bowl, whisk the yolks till smooth. Add the yolk liquid to the cream liquid and continue to whisk till even. Bring the liquid to simmer again and let cook for 4-6 minutes. It'll look really creamy.
Strawberry Mix– blend strawberry and ½ of sugar in the blender.
Remove the custard from heat, stir in the strawberry mix, throw in the shredded basil and stir till it's all kinda even. Let cool till you can throw it in the ice cream maker to do all the hardwork.
Seriously, if you like fruity stuff rather than chocolate-y like me, this ice cream flavour is da bomb. I've got a sweet and probably overly used red Kitchen Aid ice cream maker but check out these cute Hamilton Beach ones in the cutest retro colors of mint, blue and pink for $30. Now that's purdy and schaa-weet.