What's more refreshing than strawberry ice cream? Basil? Mint? How about all in one dessert? This is sooooo good, and not all that bad for you, either.
I got the idea from this post, and modified it a bit (used skim milk, and I used both basil and mint because my basil plant couldn't provide enough). Here's my version!
2 egg yolks
2 cups skim milk
1 lb strawberries
3/4 cup sugar+1 tbsp for macerating the strawberries
1 tsp lemon juice
1 handful basil
1 handful mint
Warm the milk to just before it boils. Whisk the egg yolks. Add the sugar. Slowly add the hot milk while whisking. Transfer the milk/egg/sugar mixture to the stove. Heat until the custard coats the back of a spoon--just before the mixture boils. Transfer to a bowl. Cover the mixture with saran wrap so the saran wrap touches the custard. Move the whole mixture to the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
|Ingredients laid out|
|Whisk the eggs and sugar|
|Add in hot milk|
|Macerate strawberries with sugar and lemon juice|
|My mint and basil just before I added it to the strawberries|
|I added the mint and basil to the macerating strawberries|
so the flavors could blend
|I should have kept the mint and basil separate, but I just|
made a little extra work for myself
|Set aside strawberries|
|Straining the strawberry puree|
|Mixed everything together|
|Into the ice cream maker|
|Turning into ice cream!|
|My ice cream maker wasn't quite cold enough, so|
the ice cream didn't fully freeze--to compensate, I
stirred it every ~30 mins for the first few hours
in the freezer so it wouldn't freeze solid
|Look at those beautiful scoops!|
I entered it in to nutritiondata.self.com, and it looks pretty healthy. Only 12/130 calories are from fat. Each serving does have 26g of sugar and cholesterol from the egg yolks, which I guess is bad, but it's dessert. It says, "The good: This food is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium. It is also a very good source of Vitamin C. The bad: This food is high in Cholesterol, and a large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars."