Monday, October 1, 2012

Ginger Ice Cream

As you know from some other posts, I belong to a cooking club. We call ourselves Taste Tempters. We've been gathering every month for over 12 years. It's a great group of ladies and we always seem to come up with great cooking themes and recipes.

This month's theme was "Thai One On" where we all prepared a food with a Thai theme.

I made Thai Green Curry Chicken, Thai Tea Ice Cream, and this Ginger Ice Cream with Condensed Milk Cookies. I don't know if you would call ginger ice cream a true Thai dish but I have found on menus at some local Thai restuarants and it seemed to me that it to be a good palette cleanser after dinner. I served with condensed milk cookies which could be eaten on the side with the ice cream or made into a delicious ice cream sandwich.

This recipe is from Anne Burrell and found it on Anne suggests to make ice cream sandwiches with molasses cookies. This is a definite Thanksgiving and/or Christmas dessert I will be making. As you can see this ice cream been served any time of year for any occasion. 

  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • One 4-inch piece gingerroot, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • Molasses Cookies, if serving as ice cream sandwiches, optional recipe follows


  1. In a medium saucepan combine the cream, 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, vanilla extract and ginger. Bring to a boil, turn off the heat and let sit for 1 hour.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the eggs and the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and beat to a homogeneous consistency.
  3. ring the cream-ginger mixture back to a boil and turn the heat off. Immediately strain and whisk a third of the cream mixture into the egg-sugar mixture and then immediately whisk the egg mixture back into the remaining cream mixture.
  4. Chill the mixture over an ice water bath.
  5. Churn the chilled mixture in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's directions. 
  6. Serve as is, or to make ice cream sandwiches (using Condsensed Milk Cookies or Anne's Molasses Cookies).


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