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No-cook ice cream

A while ago, someone on ICQ lamented that she couldn't find any ice cream recipes that didn't include raw eggs and, therefore, have to be cooked.  In accordance with the sudden profusion of recipe postings in the blogosphere, therefore, let me add a recipe and its variations here.

Vanilla Ice Cream

2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup heavy cream

Blend milk, water, and vanilla throughly, pour into freezing tray and freezing until ice crystals form around edge of freezing tray.  Whip cream until soft enough to hold a soft peak, fold into milk mixture and freeze.  When half frozen scrape mixture from sides and bottom of tray, beat until smooth but not melted and freeze until firm.

Variations on this recipe

Anchovy -- Just kidding!

Apricot -- Use 1/2 cup crush fresh apricots and 1/2 cup apricot juice instead of water.  Reduce vanilla to 1/2 tsp.

Cherry -- Use 1/2 cup minced cherries and 1 cup cherry juice instead of water.  Use 1 tsp. lemon juice instead of vanilla.

Coffee -- Use strong black coffee instead of water.  Reduce vanilla to 1/2 tsp.

Coffee Rum -- Use strong black coffee instead of water.  Use 2 tsp. rum instead of vanilla.

Orange -- Use orange juice instead of water.  Use 1/2 tsp. grated orange rind instead of vanilla.

Peach -- Add 1 cup crushed fresh peaches sweetened with 1/4 cup confectioner's (caster) sugar to milk and water; omit vanilla.

John "Akatsukami" Braue Friday, June 14, 2002