Ginger Ice Cream
Fresh ginger root and candied ginger give this silky, custard-based ice cream an intense spice flavor. Don’t overlook the clove, which adds a deep, woodsy note. You can make this ice cream up to a week ahead, but after that it will start to develop ice crystals.
- Serves: 1 person
- 2cups heavy cream
- 1cup whole milk
- ⅔cup granulated sugar
- 3tablespoons grated fresh ginger
- 1cinnamon stick
- 1whole clove
- ⅛teaspoon fine sea salt
- 4large egg yolks
- ⅓cup candied ginger, finely chopped, plus more for garnish if you'd like
Step 1In a medium pot, combine cream, milk, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, clove and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then cover, remove from heat, and let steep for 1 hour.
Step 2In a medium bowl, whisk the yolks. Whisking constantly, slowly whisk about a third of the cream into the yolks, then whisk yolk mixture back into the pot with the cream. Return pot to medium-low heat and gently cook until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 170 degrees on an instant-read thermometer).
Step 3Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Cool mixture to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Churn in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions, adding the candied ginger during the last few seconds of churning. Serve directly from the machine for soft serve, or store in freezer until needed. Serve topped with extra candied ginger if desired.