But wait, there’s more ice cream

fullsizeoutput_1801 Chocolate chip home made

The last batch of vanilla I had made was from a recipe that used an Anglaise base so I decided it was time to give Ben and Jerry’s French Vanilla Ice Cream recipe a try that uses raw eggs. I had made their Chocolate Ice Cream and wasn’t too impressed with the grainy texture (but was gleefully consumed none- the-less) and after making another batch of Chocolate from another recipe with a Anglaise base, I could compare the two. The Anglaise base was a hands down.

So the verdict on the raw egg Vanilla Ice Cream compared to the Anglaise base Ice Cream?…Ben and Jerry’s was not bad.  Although, I notice that there is a definite lack of richness in their recipe as opposed to the Anglaise base.

Bonus was making it into Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, a variety not available in stores in B.C but is a favorite of mine as a kid growing up in California. Stay tuned for Rocky Road, another variety not made here, well they have some versions they call Rocky Road  that I’ve had but aren’t what I remember as a kid. I intend to rectify the situation.

I’ve begun a daily  exercise regimen too.



French Vanilla (Ben & Jerry’s)

2 large Eggs

3/4 cup Sugar

2 cup Heavy Cream

1 cup Milk

2 tsp vanilla

Whisk eggs in bowl 1-2 minutes, add sugar slowly while whisking and mix for another minute.

Pour in the Heavy Cream, Milk and Vanilla and whisk to blend well.

Transfer to Ice Cream Machine

Makes 1 Quart


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