I'm good at mind games.
But, like it or not, winter is around the corner and the cold weather is upon us. And when the weather is cold, we tend to think of certain foods - steaming mugs of hot chocolate, bowls of chili topped with cornbread, large pots of simmering, hearty soups and ice cream.
Okay, maybe not ice cream.
But, this ice cream is soooo good that you will think of it during winter,,,and spring...and summer....and fall.
I made this at the beginning of the summer for a barbeque I was invited to; I brought a basket with jars of toppings like cookie crumbles, Skor pieces,and hunks of dark chocolate along with a tray of home made waffle cones. It was a good conversation piece. But I thought people would talk about the cones (or even the cute toppings), but noooo...it was the ice cream!
Who would have thought that a simple ice cream could be that good?
But it is that good...and you need to try it...like now...
8 tbsp butter
2 1/2 c heavy cream
1/2 c milk (anything but skim)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
6 egg yolks
1 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
8. Transfer the ice cream to a container with a lid and store in the freezer until you are ready to serve it.
9. Now...THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP....put the covered container underneath a bunch of stuff in the freezer so you can't see it. If you just leave it there, all exposed and everything, for everyone (including you) to see every time the freezer is open, it will be gone in no time...you are just asking for trouble.
It's that good.