Star Anise Ice Cream
- 2 cups milk
- 1 quart heavy cream
- 1/4 cup whole star anise pods, toasted and cracked
- 1 vanilla bean, split
- 8 egg yolks
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- Pinch salt
Whisk the egg yolks, sugar, and salt together, long enough to dissolve the sugar.
Temper hot liquid into egg mixture. Return all back into saucepan. Over low heat stirring all the while until mixture starts to thicken, strain through chinois. Chill immediately over ice bath.
Churn in a standard ice cream machine.
Recipe courtesy Cheryl E. Smith