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Pumpkin Pie Spice Ice Cream

a sweet treat recipe
1 cup pure pumpkin purée (unsweetened)
1 cup whole milk
1½ cup heavy cream
4 large egg yolks
⅓ cup unrefined cane sugar
½ cup light brown sugar, well packed
1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice blend
1 tsp cinnamon (cassia), ground
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups gingersnap cookies, or graham crackers, roughly chopped
1 oz bourbon whiskey
Pumpkin Pie Spice Ice Cream
a sweet treat recipe
a little bit about the recipe
It's summer and the heat is coming at you in waves. You're nostalgic for colorful leaves and orange gourds. Try this ice cream to get relief from the heat while you get a little autumn flavor fix too.
TIME (ACTIVE) | 5 H 30 M
TOTAL | 29 H 30 M
4 SERVINGS | ~ 6 oz
Freeze your ice cream maker’s bowl for 24-48 hours until completely frozen.

Combine pumpkin purée, milk, heavy cream, spices, salt, and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, until mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a separate medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk eggs and sugars vigorously until light and airy.

Slowly temper the eggs by drizzling half the hot cream mixture, one ladleful at a time, from the saucepan into the mixing bowl of eggs and sugar. Pour slowly and stir constantly to prevent the eggs from overheating and curdling. Once roughly half the hot mixture has been added to the eggs, reverse course and pour everything slowly back into the saucepan.

Heat the saucepan on low, stirring constantly until the custard thickens significantly. When the custard is at proper consistency it will coat the back of the spoon. Test this by running your finger across the spoon's surface, if thick enough it will leave a streak.

Remove saucepan from heat and strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a mixing bowl to remove any clumps of egg that might have accidentally gotten cooked. Cover the surface of the mixture with plastic wrap, keeping air from the mixture to help prevent a skin from forming as it chills. Place mixing bowl into the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, or overnight.

Transfer custard into the well of your ice cream maker and freeze according to the maker’s instructions. If adding bourbon, do so near the end of the freezing process.

Serve immediately with a garnish of pumpkin pie spice and crushed ginger snaps or graham crackers. For firmer consistency, freeze the mixture for a couple more hours in an airtight container.
This ice cream is a French-style custard variety. It requires churning and a bit of cooking prior to freezing.

Fats and sugars in ice cream help disrupt the ability for large ice crystals to form. These two ingredients will make your ice cream smooth and rich—but be warned, too much fat and sugar and the ice cream won't freeze at all!
ingredients in recipe
seasonal blend
Special beyond the seasonal fervor, pumpkin pie spice delivers all the aromas and flavors of a kitchen filled with fresh baked goods. It's autumn in jar.
Ground cassia cinnamon's spicy, warm flavor and aroma star in many homespun fall and winter recipes. Cassia is dominant variety of cinnamon in America.
2 oz - JAR$8
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