Creole King Cake Ice Cream Recipe
Just in time for Mardi Gras, try this recipe for King Cake Ice Cream.
Take the best of two desserts—sweet, tradition-rich king cake and smooth, cool ice cream—and discover the flavors of Louisiana. Whether it's Mardi Gras or a hot summer day, this recipe is perfect year-round. Happy Mardi Gras y'all!
Ingredients for Creole King Cake Ice Cream
- 2 cups milk
- 4 tsp. cornstarch
- 1 ¼ cup half & half*
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3 tbsp. cream cheese softened
- 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon**
- 1 large slice of king cake (make your own with this king cake recipe or use store bought)
Method of Preparation:
- In a bowl, stir together ¼ cup of milk and the cornstarch; set slurry aside.
- In a 4-qt. saucepan, whisk together remaining milk and the half & half (or cream), sugar, sweetened condensed milk and salt; bring to boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 4 minutes; stir in slurry and cinnamon. Return to a boil and cook, stirring until thickened, about 2 minutes.
- Place cream cheese in a bowl and pour in ¼ cup hot milk mixture; whisk until smooth.
- Whisk in remaining milk mixture until smooth.
- Pour mixture into plastic bag; seal and submerge in a bowl of ice water until chilled, or if you have extra time pour into container and chill in refrigerator.
- Once milk mixture is cooled, pour into ice cream maker; and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- While the mixture has started to churn, cut king cake into small bite size pieces including the icing.
- Half-way through the churning process add the bite size king cake pieces to the mixture.
- Once the mixture is fully churned and mostly frozen; transfer to storage container and freeze until completely set.
* For an extra rich mixture, use heavy cream instead
** This depends on the potency of your cinnamon, if you feel like you have a stronger cinnamon, use 1 tsp. If you have a more mellow cinnamon use 2 tsp.
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