You can serve the perfect dessert at your next barbecue once you learn how to make homemade frozen custards desserts. Frozen custard is quick, easy, and economical to make and can be made in almost any flavor.
To make Frozen Custard, you will need:
- 1 egg (separated)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup evaporated milk (chilled)
Place the evaporated milk in the refrigerator 2 to 3 hours before making the frozen custard recipe.
Separate an egg and place the yolk and whites in different bowls. Beat the egg yolk with a whisk or electric mixer. Add the sugar and vanilla to the egg yolk and mix until the sugar is dissolved. In a separate bowl, use a whisk or electric mixer to beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. Note: Test for stiff peaks by beating the whites until fluffy, then pull the beaters straight up out of the whites to create a peak. If the peak holds its shape, it is stiff.
Fold the egg white mixture into the beaten yolk. Continue beating the mixture until you have stiff peaks again. Pour the entire mixture into a container for freezing.
- Experiment with flavors by adding peppermint extract, chocolate chips, crushed cookies, or nuts to the custard mixture before freezing.
- Make chocolate syrup to make chocolate frozen custard. Add ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ cup water, and ¼ cup sugar to a sauce pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, until it thickens. Chill the chocolate syrup completely before adding to the beaten egg yolk. Omit the ¼ cup sugar from the custard mixture when adding chocolate syrup.
This recipe yields only a pint of frozen custard. Double or triple the recipe to make a larger amount.
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