anywho... i finally made egg nog ice cream! it's been high on my to make & do list for a hundred years so i'm pretty pleased with myself for actually making it happen.
i like to watch mixie churn the milky base into ice cream. also, it's fun to say churn.
after much research i learned that there are two basic techniques for making egg nog ice cream: 1- pour store bought egg nog into your ice cream maker until it magically becomes ice cream. or 2- make an egg nog base and pour it into your ice cream maker until magically becomes ice cream. either way it's magically becoming ice cream. but since i don't believe in cheating when treats are involved, i used a real recipe and made real egg nog ice cream. REAL.
this ice cream is SO decadent. the recipe called for SEVEN egg yolks and two cups of heavy cream in addition to the milk, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, and rum. oh yeah, it has RUM in it. magical! i like to sprinkle smashed up candy canes on mine - but because it's me - and because i was a little too close to enjoying something - i somehow sliced my hand open on a candy cane shard during the smashing. obviously.
minor flesh wound aside, egg nog ice cream was a success! which flavour should i make next?
love and candy cane shards,