Tuesday, 13 January 2009
You’ll thank me.
In late December, Jude (Apple Pie, Patis, and Pâté) posted a recipe for dulce de leche ice cream. Obviously, I was intrigued. And after T saw the recipe, his first question was, “We have to go to the store to get some sweetened condensed milk; haven’t you got your coat on yet?”
As soon as we got home, he began simmering the condensed milk so he could make this amazing ice cream….
I can’t believe how really fabulous it is. The flavour is like the best burnt caramel. T says it reminds him of Mishti Doi – that wonderful Bengali sweet that I’ve only had in Calcutta. (Does anyone make Mishti Doi anywhere else?¹)
If you haven’t already, you need to try dulce de leche ice cream!! If you have, you know you neeeeeeeeeeed to try it again. And again. And….
Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
based on Jude’s recipe for Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
makes approximately 1.5 litres
Dulce de Leche
- 1 tin (300ml) sweetened condensed milk
- Dulce de Leche from above (~1¼ c)
- 1 litre (4 c) of 18% cream
- Dulce de Leche: Pierce the tin open at the top. Place upright in a small pot. Fill the pot with water to about ¼ inch (~6mm) from the top of the milk tin. Place the lid on the pot at an angle to allow the steam to drop into the side of the pot rather than into the tin. Or you can cover top of the tin…). Turn the heat to low and gently simmer for 3 to 4 hours until the milk has thickened and turned dark gold. Make sure there is always plenty of water.
- Ice Cream: Heat cream and dulce de leche in a heavy bottomed pot, stirring until the dulce de leche is completely dissolved.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool completely at room temperature. Pour into covered containers (we use 750ml yoghurt containers) and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
- Process in an ice cream maker, following the instructions.Notes:
:: One tin (300 ml) of condensed milk = 10 US fl.oz = 14 oz
:: 1 litre is approximately equivalent to 1 US quart
:: Jude calls for vanilla and salt in his recipe; we did not include those ingredients in our ice cream.
Mmmmm, but that’s good!!! (I bet it would be fabulous with a slice of hot apple pie.) We really can’t thank Jude enough for posting his recipe for Dulce de Leche Ice Cream!!
Now excuse me while I go to run on the treadmill for an extra ten minutes so that I won’t have to go out to buy larger clothes to accommodate the dulce de leche ice cream.
1. About Mishti Doi
Mishti Doi is a thickened, reddish-coloured yoghurt sweetened with jaggery used as a snack or dessert in India.
It is not usually made at home, it is usually bought. It is sold in small, unglazed clay pots. The unglazed pots absorb any excess water that comes out after the dessert has set.
-excerpt from practicallyedible.com
Mishti Doi is [...] prepared by boiling milk until it is slightly thickened, adding a sweetening agent, such as sugar, gura (brown sugar) or khajuri gura (date molasses), and allowing the milk to ferment overnight. Earthenware is always used as the container as the gradual evaporation of water through its porous walls not only further thickens the yoghurt, but also produces the right temperature for the growth of the culture. Very often the yoghurt is delicately seasoned with a hint of aleicha (cardamoms) for fragrance.
-excerpt from en.wikipedia.org
The last time we asked if we could get Mishti Doi (aka Lal Dahi) in a Bengali store in Toronto, the fellow sighed longingly and said wistfully, “Only in Calcutta.” But when googling just now, I saw that there are a number of recipes for Mishti Doi.
We have milk; we have yoghurt (aka curd); we have jaggery; we have cardamom! We’re going to have to try making it too! Now if only we can get some earthenware pots….