Celebrated my best friend's birthday at our favorite restaurant with some brunch and eggnog ice cream. YUM! Even though I am not a fan of eggnog I loved this ice cream. Make your very own with this recipe from Epicurious. Enjoy!!
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 7 large egg yolks
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups chilled heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons dark rum
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Bring milk and salt to a boil in a 2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat. Remove from heat.
Whisk together yolks and sugar in a bowl, then gradually add 1/4 cup hot milk, whisking. Add yolk mixture to milk remaining in pan in a slow stream, whisking, and cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture is slightly thickened, coats back of spoon, and registers 175°F on thermometer, 3 to 5 minutes. Immediately pour through a fine-mesh sieve set into a clean bowl and stir in cream, rum, vanilla, and nutmeg. Chill custard, covered, until cold, at least 2 hours.
Freeze in ice cream maker, then transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden, at least 2 hours. Soften slightly in refrigerator before serving, about 20 minutes.