I admit that given a choice between 巧克力 and 香草, I will almost always raise my hand for 巧克力。话虽这么说，热的话没有什么比这更好的了 苹果派 than a cold scoop of 香草 ice cream, right? 一个d if you are going to make 香草 ice cream, you may as well go all in and make 法文 香草 ice cream.
What is 法文 香草雪糕?
“French” 香草 actually has nothing to do 与 the variety of 香草 bean, but instead refers to the classic 法文 method of making a custard. 法文 香草 ice cream is made 与 a custard base that includes egg yolks.
与使用蛋黄相比，使用蛋黄可以使冰淇淋的质地更奶油，颜色更黄’s often referred to as Philadelphia-style 香草 ice cream, which does not require a custard base. 法文 香草 ice cream also often has speckles of real 香草 bean throughout.
法文 香草 is a little bit more complicated to make than regular 香草 ice cream, as you need to prepare a custard mix 通过 cooking the eggs and cream first.
First infuse sweetened milk and cream 与 the seeds and pods from real 香草 beans.
Add the 脾气ed eggs yolks into the hot cream mixture and gently cook, stirring, until the custard base starts to thicken.
Why 脾气 the eggs?
如果您仅将蛋黄直接添加到热奶油混合物中，它们就会’几乎立即烹饪和凝结。因此，要准备一个光滑的蛋奶酱基质，需要“temper” the egg yolks 通过 adding a little hot liquid to them first while you whisk them vigorously. Once the egg mixture has been 脾气ed, it can be added back to the hot cream mixture.
9冻结： If you serve the ice cream immediately, it will have the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Freeze it for at least an hour in an airtight plastic container to have a firmer texture. If it has been frozen for more than a day, you may need to let it sit at room 脾气ature for a few minutes to soften before serving it.