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Author Notes: This ice-cream has a sweet, creamy, rich base with a subtle crunch from the Grape-Nuts. It's lower in sugar (stevia replaces some of the sugar) and lower in eggs, but still very high on flavour. There is a place in the city (Toronto) that makes an amazing Grape-Nuts ice cream, but because it wasn't available this summer I had to take matters in to my own hands and try to create my own. The result is fantastic! —80twenty
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream, divided
- 1 cup milk
- 1.5 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10-20 drops vanilla stevia
- 1 cup Grape-Nuts cereal
- In a large bowl beat together yolks and sugar until pale yellow and thick.
- In a set over a pan of simmering water heat 1 cup heavy cream and 1 cup 1% milk until warm.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining 1 cup cream, vanilla extract, 10 drops of vanilla stevia, and cornstarch until cornstarch dissolves and there are no lumps.
- Add the warm cream to the yolk mixture in a slow stream, whisking constantly.
- Set the bowl with the custard over simmering water and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the custard coats the back of a spoon.
- Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in cream and cornstarch mixture. Chill custard until cold. About an hour.
- Taste the custard to asses the sweetness level. If it is still not sweet enough add more stevia 2-3 drops at a time. Remember that, once chilled, the ice-cream will taste slightly less sweet.
- Add the custard to you ice-cream maker and follow the manufacturers directions. About 5 minutes before it's ready, slowly add in the Grape-Nuts.
- Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and put it in freezer to harden.
- If you can wait, I'd recommend letting the ice-cream sit in the freezer overnight. The flavours develop to a more flavourful blend and the Grape-Nuts have a chance to soften a little.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Ice Cream
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