« The Tall Short Person's brownie birthday cake | Main | last of vacation makings »

balsamic strawberry mascarpone ice cream

I am not a large strawberry ice cream fan.  I think it has a lot to do with I like strawberries when I have been able to pick them straight from the plant.  But most purchased strawberries need something.  Like sugar to make them have any flavor.  It is about how I feel about strawberry ice cream but my Beloved likes strawberry ice cream occasionally.  I thought I would play with it.  

This is very balsamic strawberry mascarpone ice cream is very rich.  The fat from the mascarpone actually leaves a film on the spoon when you eat it but it is soooooo good.  

Balsamic Strawberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

2 cups sliced (chopped) strawberries

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup whole milk

a pinch of salt (about an 1/16 of a teaspoon or less)

3/4 cup sugar

16 ounces mascarpone cheese

5 egg yolks

Put the strawberries, vinegar, and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl.  Let sit at least two hours.

Meanwhile, over low heat, heat the milk, salt, sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved.  

In a separate bowl, stir together the egg yolks. Rewarm the milk then gradually pour some of the milk into the yolks, whisking constantly as you pour. Scrape the warmed yolks and milk back into the saucepan.

Cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heat-resistant spatula, until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula.

 Strain the custard and let cool.

When the custard is cool, pour into the mascarpone and mix well.  This may take a bit of work.  

Pour into a large coverable pyrex and put in the freezer.  AFter two hours, stir with a wooden spoon.  If it is the consistency of a very thick milkshake, stir in the strawberry  mixture.  If not that consistency, stir again in two hours.  Once you have reached the thick milkshake consistency, mix in the strawberry mixture.

I did not stir again after adding the strawberry mixture but you could.  If you were using a regular ice cream machine, I would put the strawberry mixture in about half way through the freezing process.

This is just goodness.  I would make this again (coming from the person who is not fond of strawberry ice cream!)

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>