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Author Notes: CORN ON THE COB BUT OFF THE COB I started with the premise that summer corn is so sweet that it would make good ice cream (wierd but probably not horrible tasting). So, I worked on cream, sugar, egg and butter ratios until I came up with this recipe which is surprisingly smooth and sweet without being cloyingly sweet. I hope that you like my version. I tried to keep it smooth, simple and rich...and the color...it is like yellow cashmere! - dymnyno
(shown with a dollop of red pepper jelly)

Food52 Review: This ice cream is a good one for beginners to tackle -- it's a relatively simple, basic process, elevated by a seriously cool concept. I ended up steeping the corn and cobs in the milk mixture for about an hour, which, together with a pinch of salt, yielded a very corn-y flavor. I enjoyed this most when I topped it with a smidge of maple syrup -- the perfect foil for the buttery, rich corn flavor of the ice cream. - queenie_nycThe Editors

Serves about a quart

  • 2 ears YELLOW corn
  • 2 cups milk( I used non fat)
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar (ultrafine)
  • 4 egg yolks(large)
  • 4 tbs clarified butter
  1. Cut the kernels from the cobs.
  2. Put the kernels and the cobs in a large pot.
  3. Add the milk, cream and sugar.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn off the heat and let the mixture infuse for at least 30 minutes. Remove the cobs.
  5. Pour the mixture into a food processor or blender and liquify until smooth . Then strain the mixture through a sieve and return to the pot.
  6. Whisk the egg yolks.
  7. Heat the corn mixture and then spoon a large spoonful into the egg yolks slowly while whisking the yolks.(temper)
  8. Slowly add the mixture back into the pot and cook for a few minutes as it thickens.
  9. Add the clarified butter and continue to stir.
  10. Remove from the heat and cool completely.
  11. Then using an ice cream maker , follow directions to complete making ice cream. It looks gorgeous with a dollop of bright red jalapeno jam.

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