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Butterscotch Ice Cream

James Carrier
Yield Makes 1 quart
Butter and brown sugar meld in this ice cream recipe to create delicious butterscotch flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups half-and-half (light cream)
  • 6 large egg yolks

Nutrition Information

  • calories 387
  • caloriesfromfat 63 %
  • protein 4.9 g
  • fat 27 g
  • satfat 16 g
  • carbohydrate 31 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 85 mg
  • cholesterol 239 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a 1- to 2-quart pan over medium heat, stir brown sugar, butter, and vanilla until butter is melted, sugar is dissolved, and mixture is bubbly, 3 to 4 minutes. Whisk in 1/2 cup whipping cream until smooth; remove butterscotch mixture from heat.

  2. In a 3- to 4-quart pan over medium-high heat, combine remaining 1 cup whipping cream and the half-and-half; bring to a simmer.

  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat egg yolks to blend. Whisk 1/2 cup of the warm cream mixture into egg yolks, then pour egg yolk mixture into pan with cream. Stir constantly over low heat just until mixture is slightly thickened, 2 to 4 minutes. Immediately remove from heat.

  4. Pour through a fine strainer into a clean bowl and whisk in butterscotch mixture. Chill until cold, stirring occasionally, about 2 hours; or cover and chill up to 1 day.

  5. Freeze mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Serve softly frozen, or transfer ice cream to an airtight container and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours or up to 1 week.

  6. Nutritional analysis is per 1/2 cup.