maanantai 23. joulukuuta 2013

Cinnamon apple ice cream

(Even though our weather isn't really christmas-y....... T^T)

My mom asked me to figure a dessert for us for Christmas. As you know, there is lot stuff to eat during Christmas, so I didn't want to make anything too heavy, like a cake. So I decided to make some ice cream, since I got ice cream maker for graduation present last spring. But don't worry, even if you don't have this fancy and handy machine, you can still do home made ice cream!
The original  is from Gummerus's book "Ice cream ans milk shake", but I altered it a bit to make it Christmas themed, and added some glucose to make it softer.
This is the stuff I used, you can get it from normal food market (in Finland)

Cinnamon Apple Ice cream
5 dl cream
1,5 dl milk
~1/3 dl glucose syrup
4 egg yolks
85 g sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
250 g apple mach/jam

Heat the cream, milk, glucose syrup and the cinnamon sticks near to boil on a low heat. Take the pot away from the stove.

 Beat the yolks and the sugar until they are light and fluffy (like when making a cake batter). Add in the cream mixture and mix well. 

Add the apple mach/jam. Pour back into the pot. Brew on a low heat for 10-15 minutes while mixing, until it turns so thick it sticks to the back of wooden spoon. Don't let it boil, because then it's ruined. Taste. If more flavor is needed, add more cinnamon/apple.

Put the pot into a bowl with ice water, so that the brewing stops. Let it cool completely while mixing it once in a while so that cover will not form. Remove the cinnamon sticks (you can also let the ice cream to take flavor for over night).

If you use ice cream maker, make the ice cream by it's instructions. If not, put the mixture into a container (that can be put into a freezer, like an old ice cream box) and put it into a freezer without a cover for 1-2 hours, or until it starts to harden from the sides. Take out and mix well with fork until smooth. Put back into the freezer for 2-3 hours or until it's hard.

Enjoy your ice cream!

Cover the ice cream, if you save it longer.

It was yummy and tasted like cinnamon cookies~ I added some cinnamon powder just before putting it into the ice cream maker, but I also put 350 g of apple much. My cinnamon sticks were already from last Christmas, and once used, so they probably didn't have all the flavor in them anymore. Oh yeah! You can reuse cinnamon sticks, so don't trow them away after this! Wash and dry then well, and you can use them for something else another time. This is also a very basic ice cream recipe, which you can flavor any way you want :3 (except chocolate)

Remember to rest and eat well, that's what Christmas is for!

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