Chicken Milk Ice Cream

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Author Notes: Okay, the fancy-dancy French name would be "lait de poule" but chicken milk is way funnier. Adapted from the recipe for Chicken Milk in Laura Calder's French Food at Home, the eggnog custard is just asking to be churned into ice cream. I use bourbon, because that's how I roll. But feel free to use rum for a more traditional chicken milk experience.mrslarkin

Makes enough chicken milk ice cream for a few people

  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla paste
  • freshly grated nutmeg to taste
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon, or rum
  1. Heat the cream, milk and vanilla paste in a saucepan over medium/low heat. When the mixture starts steaming, turn off the heat and let sit while you are working on the next step.
  2. Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until lighter in color. Temper the eggs by stirring in a few ladle-fuls of the hot cream little by little, then pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the cream. Turn the heat to medium/low again and stir until the mixture thickens slightly. Remove from the heat.
  3. Taste for sweetness and add a little more nutmeg if you like. Stir in the bourbon. Let cool slightly. Place in the fridge until mixture is chilled.
  4. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze until hardened.
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over 1 year ago darksideofthespoon

Chicken milk is a funnier name! Looks terrific!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 1 year ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

i know, right? I'm so glad some people appreciate my strange sense of humor.

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about 2 years ago Jaynerly

Oh I love that title!

Mrs._larkin_370

about 2 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thank you Jayne! :)

Dsc02229

about 2 years ago Jaynerly

Oh I love that title!

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about 2 years ago gingerroot

Hehe, I like how you roll, mrslarkin!

Mrs._larkin_370

about 2 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

;) we have a lot in common, gingerroot.

Lorigoldsby

about 2 years ago lorigoldsby

LOL is so appropro here! Funny AND tasty

Mrs._larkin_370

about 2 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Hee. Thanks LG. I was going for funny and tasty! Do you think Martha might serve this with globs of whipped cream? I sure would.

Gator_cake

over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Very clever as always, mrsL! Love the bourbon, too!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 2 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

haha thanks hla!