- 2 cups of heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 granulated sugar
5 large egg yolks
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, fruity
1 cup pine nuts, toasted
- Preheat the oven to 350. Place pine nuts on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until fragrant and golden brown. Watch carefully as they can burn.
- In a medium saucepan, mix 1 cup of the cream with the milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Warm the cream mixture over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and tiny bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pan, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with several inches of ice water. Set a smaller metal bowl (one that holds at least 1-1/2 quarts) in the ice water. Pour the remaining cup of cream into the inner bowl (this helps the custard cool quicker). Set a fine strainer on top.
- Whisk the egg yolks in a medium bowl. In a steady stream, pour half of the warm cream mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to prevent the eggs from curdling.
- Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heatproof rubber spatula until the custard thickens slightly (it should be thick enough to coat the spatula and hold a line drawn through it with a finger), 4 to 8 minutes. An instant-read thermometer should read 175° to 180°F at this point. Don’t let the sauce overheat or boil, or it will curdle. Immediately strain the custard into the cold cream in the ice bath.
- Cool the custard to below 70°F by stirring it over the ice bath and add the olive oil. Refrigerate the custard until completely chilled, at least 4 hours.
- Freeze the custard in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Fold the pine nuts into the just-churned ice cream, transfer to an air-tight container, and freeze for at least 4 hours or up to 2 weeks. Enjoy.
Makes 1 quart.
- Desserts, Ice cream
- North American