For this week's TWD we didn't have to make our own ice cream, but I just couldn't resist after Carla from Chocolate Moosey introduced me to the idea of making ice cream without a maker. Despite being extremely time consuming from the regular stirring required every half hour, it was a lot of fun. I guess it was totally worth seeing the custard slowly and I stress, slowly transform into luscious ice cream.
I got quite the workout from vigourously whisking the mixture to ensure creaminess and preventing ice crystals from forming. At least I was able to make the most of the limited exercise I do though... right Adam? With such a soft ice cream, I decided to form them in muffin cups to avoid having to deal with the mess of cutting up slices. Although it was a lot of fun, I can't wait to get an ice cream maker... not that I didn't love doing it the old fashioned way!
Thanks to Amy of Food, Family, and Fun for choosing this recipe, which can be found on her blog and in Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From my Home to Yours. Don't forget to checkout the TWD Blogroll!