Md. Dairy Princess: Celebrate June Dairy Month


6/26/2014 12:41 PM

June is Dairy month so remember to continue getting your 3-Every-Day of dairy. Milk, yogurt and cheese is the best way to get your daily dairy, but for that sweet tooth, ice cream is also a good choice. On those hot summer nights, try this easy homemade ice cream recipe.

- 2013-14 Maryland Dairy Princess Carol DeBaugh


3/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk 

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 egg yolk 

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (Vanilla extract may be substituted.)


Whisk together first three ingredients in a large heavy saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk and cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat.

Whisk egg yolk until slightly thickened. Gradually whisk about 1 cup hot cream mixture into yolk. Add yolk mixture to remaining cream mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in vanilla bean paste. Cool 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Place plastic wrap directly on cream mixture, and chill 8 to 24 hours.

Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (Instructions and time may vary.)

Try these twists.

Chocolate-Raspberry Ice Cream: Before transferring ice cream to a container for further freezing, stir in 4 oz. finely chopped semisweet chocolate and gently fold in 1/4 cup melted seedless raspberry preserves.

Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream: Reduce milk to 1 cup. Stir 1 cup coconut milk into sugar mixture with milk. Before transferring ice cream to a container for further freezing, stir in 3/4 cup toasted, sweetened flaked coconut.


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