Buttered Popcorn Ice Cream

Sweet and buttery with the fragrance of freshly popped corn. This is a unique ice cream that you will instantly fall in love with. I like to enjoy it while having a movie night at home.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 bag freshly popped butter flavoured microwave popcorn
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter flavoured popcorn seasoning

Method

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring milk and cream to light simmer.
  2. Remove milk and cream mixture from heat.
  3. Pop popcorn in microwave and add immediately to milk and cream.
  4. Add butter seasoning to mixture.
  5. Set aside and allow flavours to infuse for 1.5 hours.
  6. Whisk together egg yolks and sugar until pale.
  7. Strain popcorn mixture through a fine strainer or muslin cloth, being sure to squeeze out all the liquid.
  8. In saucepan whisk together egg yolk mixture with milk and cream mixture.
  9. Cook mixture on a low heat string constantly until a custard forms and coats the  back of a spoon.
  10. Remove custard from heat and allow to cool.
  11. Place custard in fridge until cold.

Using an ice-cream machine:

  1. Place mixture into ice-cream machine.
  2. Churn for 35-40 minutes or until frozen.
  3. Remove and freeze until serving.

Using the freezer method:

  1. Place mixture into an airtight container and place in freezer.
  2. Every hour for the first three hours, mix thoroughly with a spoon.

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