I'm taking my first shot making ice cream in my plug-in ice cream maker. I feel like a sellout after making my own failed ice cream maker out of a cordless drill and two coffee cans. I guess I'll have to eat the pain away.!
Recipe courtesy of the mighty Marcia Hofer - an amazing chef and amazing person!
1 c. sugar, caramelized (see below)
2 1/2 c. heavy cream
3/4 c. milk
1/2 t sea salt
1/2 t vanilla
Heat sugar in a heavy saucepan. When it is caramelized to a dark brown, remove from heat and add half of cream, already warmed. Mixture will foam up and sugar will seize. Stir, over low heat if needed, until caramel melts. Heat rest of cream and milk to boiling, add to sugar mixture, along with salt and vanilla. chill well and freeze in ice cream maker.
This is a very soft ice cream, and can be served right from the freezer.