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How to Temper Eggs

Follow these steps to tempering eggs, then watch our how-to video.
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How-To: Temper Eggs

Custards and ice cream bases aren't hard to make — they just need a little handholding to keep the eggs in them from scrambling. Tempering such mixtures is the solution, and here's how you do it.

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Step 1: Boil the Milk

Bring the milk to a boil. Once it begins to foam on the edges, lower the temperature.

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Step 2: Whisk the Eggs in a Bowl

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them.

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Step 3: Add the Milk to the Eggs

Add the milk in 1/2-cup increments to bring the temperature of the eggs up gradually while whisking. Tip: Whisking the eggs with sugar helps, too.

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