Vibrant in color and flavor, this dessert is among spring’s first locally grown delights. We make a homemade mint ice cream that is a perfect match.
Place milk and mint leaves in a small saucepot over low to medium heat until bubbles form at edges of pot. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes.
In a separate bowl, whisk together cream and sugar until sugar dissolves. Whisk in yolks, one at a time. Place mixture in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Slowly whisk in strained milk (discarding mint leaves).
Stir slowly, adjusting heat as needed to maintain a low simmer and being sure not to boil, until mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from stove, strain through a fine mesh sieve and set in refrigerator until ice cream base is thoroughly chilled.
Place in ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions.
Makes approximately 2 pints.
*Serve with Rhubarb Crumble with Fresh Mint Ice Cream
Recipe by Christopher Bender and David Crowell, Chef/Owners, Stoneacre Pantry, Newport