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Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream
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1 1/2 cups whole milk

1 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

big pinch of salt

5 large egg yolks

3/4 cup

1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground dried ginger

a few turns of ground black pepper

optional: 2 teaspoons whiskey or brandy


1. Make an ice bath by putting some ice and a little water in a large bowl and nest a medium-sized metal bowl inside it. Set a mesh strainer over the top. Pour the cream into the smaller bowl. 2. In a medium saucepan, warm the milk, granulated sugar, and salt. Whisk together the egg yolks in a separate bowl. 3. Whisk about half of the warm milk into the yolks, stirring constantly. 5. Scrape the warmed yolks back in to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heatproof spatula, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula. If using an instant-read thermometer, it should read between 160º-170ºF . 6. Immediately pour the mixture through the strainer into the heavy cream, in the bowl nested in the ice bath. Stir for a few minutes until it’s cool, then puree the custard in a blender with the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, and whiskey or brandy, if using. Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator, preferably overnight. 7. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.