Ben & Jerry's Plum Ice Cream
Posted By: Elaine Mon, 26 Apr 2004, at 4:02 a.m.
1 Cup Ripe plums; peeled, chopped
1/4 Cup Sugar
Sweet cream Base:
2 Large Eggs
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Cup Heavy or whipping cream
1 Cup Milk
This is Ben and Jerry's most popular base, has creamy texture, medium body, and
a subtle, understated taste. It's especially good as a background for fruit,
cookies and candy. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about
2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue to whisk until
completely blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to
Makes 1 quart.
If you really like plums, this is the flavor to try. The recipe works well with
any variety of plum, as long as it's fresh ( and ripe!) Combine the plums and
sugar in a bowl and mash until pureed. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Prepare the
sweet Cream Base. Drain the juice from the plums into the cream base and blend.
Return the plum puree to the refrigerator. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream
maker and freeze following manufacturer's instructions. After the ice cream
stiffens ( about 2 minutes before it is done) add the plum puree, then continue
freezing until the ice cream is ready.
Makes 1 generous quart.