Fresh Homemade Ice Cream (Strawberry or Peach)
Perfect with summer's best fruit
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 5 hours
Yield: 2 quarts, approximately
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Argo® Corn Starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups 2% milk
2/3 cup (divided) Karo® Light Corn Syrup
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1-1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2-1/2 to 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries OR 2-1/2 to 3 cups sliced, peeled fresh peaches
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups heavy cream OR whipping cream
Combine 3/4 cup sugar, corn starch and salt in a 2-quart saucepan. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stir in 1/3 cup corn syrup and egg yolks.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into a large bowl and press plastic wrap to surface of mixture. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until chilled.
Meanwhile, combine strawberries or peaches with 2 tablespoons sugar and lemon juice; stirring gently. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
Place fruit mixture in a blender or food processor. Add remaining 1/3 cup corn syrup; pulse to chop strawberries or peaches. Stir chopped fruit mixture and cream into chilled custard mixture, blending well.
Freeze in 2-quart ice cream freezer following manufacturer's directions.
Spoon into freezer containers; cover and freeze several hours or until desired firmness is reached.
TIPS: For lighter ice cream, substitute 1 cup milk and 1 cup heavy cream in place of the 2 cups heavy cream. For chunkier ice cream, add 1/2 cup chopped strawberries or peaches to ice cream 5 minutes before removing from ice cream freezer.