Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Total:
4 hr 15 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
1 1/2 quarts
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Combine the half-and-half and heavy cream in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and set aside. Whisk the egg yolks in a large mixing bowl until they lighten in color. Gradually whisk the sugar into the yolks until smooth.

Slowly ladle one-third of the hot dairy into the yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Return this mixture to the pot containing the rest of the dairy. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until the custard thickens slightly, enough to coat the back of a spoon and reaches 170 to 175 degrees F.

Wash the original mixing bowl. When the custard is ready, transfer to the bowl, whisk in the coffee liqueur, espresso powder and vanilla, and cool at room temperature for 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until the temperature drops below 40 degrees F, 3 to 4 hours.

Liquid nitrogen procedure: Pour the ice cream base into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Turn the speed to low. With the mixer running, slowly pour in the liquid nitrogen while counting to ten. Increase the speed to medium and mix for 1 minute. Serve immediately or store in freezer.

Ice cream maker procedure: Pour into a prepped ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's directions. Within 25 to 30 minutes the ice cream will attain a classic soft-serve consistency. Serve as is for soft serve or freeze for another 3 to 4 hours to allow the ice cream to harden.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Spiked Iced Chicory Coffee

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Avocado Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Irene Wong

Bittersweet Chocolate Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Amaretti Ice Cream Balls

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Lobster Ravioli with Crabmeat Cream Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Lilly's Gastronomia Italiana

Creamed Corn Cornbread

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Creamed Spinach

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Get Cooking