Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Black Sesame Ice Cream

I've come to the realisation that I cannot scoop ice cream to save my life. Please don't tell anyone that I used to work at Haagen Dazs and don't let the sloppy looking ice cream fool you cos this is really delicious.

Anyway I've wanted to do a Black Sesame ice cream for a long time but had to wait for X to bring home some black sesame seeds. When he finally did last weekend, I made it right away, using the usual custard base & grounded the sesame seeds to powder.

It's now my new favorite flavor. I like the fact that you can bite into the little sesame seeds but X mother didn't like them sticking to her teeth so if you're like her, make sure you ground it finely.

Black Sesame Ice Cream

300ml milk
300ml heavy cream
5 egg yolks
150g sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
50g black sesame seeds, ground into powder

1. Combine milk & heavy cream in pan. Heat over low flame.

2. Break the egg yolks & mix well with the sugar.

3. Remove milk & cream from stove & add in the eggs. Stir well

4. Put back on stove & heat over low flame. Make sure it doesn't boil. Stirring constantly. Once the custard thickens (if you run a finger over the back of the spoon & get a clear path, it is ready), remove from heat.

5. Sieve the custard (despite best efforts to stir, some egg lumps could occur). Then add 1 tsp of vanilla extract & black sesame seed powder.

6. Leave this to cool completely or chill in the fridge.

7. Then pour into ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.


Chawanmushi said...

Wow ...I'm actually wanting to try this but no one at home will eat black sesame ice-cream leh :-(

petite fleur said...

This is very good. It's not strong but still has a good black sesame flavor. Make it. If nobody else wants it, better still - more for you.