When we moved to NYC from Germany a year ago I only packed four suitcases worth of belongings to bring. Bernhard was coming from Iraq and bringing a few more. We moved to a furnished apartment. Because I didn't pack up our whole household, I found myself in a flurry of creating as many posts as I could. They came in handy as we were settling in to our new city.
Recently I had a pleasant surprise. I was scrolling back in my drafted posts and found this ice cream I had overlooked.
I must admit I get a sense of longing when I see my table in Germany in these pictures. Dr. B and I have been experiencing bouts of homesickness recently. Him for his homeland. Me for my adopted country
The pineapple shaped wooden bowls were purchased on a trip to Hawaii. And yes, I kept the cheesy fake hibiscus flower it came with. The ice cream (according to my newly found notes in the draft) tasted smooth and sweet with a bit of tang.
Here's to finding misplaced posts and great summer ice cream flavors.
Pineapple Vanilla Ice Cream
(Improvised using the method from David Lebovitz's Vanilla Ice Cream.)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 cup cream
- 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple.
- Set the cream in a bowl over an ice bath (put ice cubes in a bigger bowl. Cover the cubes with water and place the bowl with the cream over it.
- Place a strainer on top.
- In a medium sized saucepan heat milk, sugar, vanilla extract until simmering.
- Whisk together egg yolks and pour a little of the hot liquid into the yolks to warm them whisking constantly.
- Pour the egg yolk mixture into the saucepan and heat, stirring until it thickens, reaching custard consistency. The back of the spoon should be coated.
- Pour the hot mixture into the cream through the strainer.
- Add the pineapple and mix thoroughly over the ice bath.
- cover with plastic wrap making sure the plastic touches the surface of the mixture.
- Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
- Pour into an ice cream maker and follow the ice cream maker's manufacturers directions.