This is one of those recipes that I sometimes create on the spur of the moment because I do not want to waste something that I have left over from another recipe. Don’t these kinds of recipes often turn out terrific? I had some sweet chestnut infused milk left over from making Mont Blanc and it tasted so good I just could not bring myself to throw it away! So I made what I thought was the easiest thing to do with whatever I had in the fridge: I made ice cream. And boy am I glad I did! It came out really good and when I served it together with some melted dark chocolate, my family literally wiped their bowls clean… enough said! 😉
250-300 ml (8.5 – 10.5 oz.) sweet milk infused with chestnuts (I had it left over from making Mont Blanc or you can make it following the instructions in the Mont Blanc recipe)
300 ml – 10.5 oz. cream to whip
75 gms – 5 tbsp sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp of flour melted in 1 tbsp of warm milk
Marrons glacés (optional), chopped
Using an electric mixer, whisk the egg yolks together with the sugar until pale.
Add the sweet chestnut infused milk (make sure it is not hot) and cream and keep whisking.
Pour the mixture in a pot, add the flour melted in a little milk and cook on low fire till creamy.
Let it cool down completely (cover it so as to prevent a skin for forming).
Add the chopped marrons glacés and put the creamy mixture in an ice cream maker.
Churn according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Transfer into a container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
You can also make this ice cream without an ice cream maker. Just put the creamy mixture in a freezer resistant container and cover it with cling paper. Make sure the cling paper touches the surface of the cream, so no air will pass through. Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
Serve with melted hot chocolate and enjoy.
NOTE: Sorry about the pictures, but the phone rang right when I was all ready to take the shots (don’t you just hate it when that happens?), so the ice cream melted a little. But believe me, it still tasted wonderful!