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Litchi Five Spice Ice Cream Recipe


Litchi Five Spice Ice Cream

1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 large eggs
slightly rounded 1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
2 1/2 cups milk
1 3/4 cups drained chilled whole pitted litchis in syrup (about two 15-ounce cans)
1 1/2 cups chilled heavy cream

In a heatproof bowl whisk together sugar, cornstarch, eggs, five-spice powder, and a pinch salt until combined well. In a heavy saucepan heat milk just to a boil and add in a slow stream to egg mixture, whisking. Transfer custard to pan and bring to a boil over moderate heat, whisking constantly. Boil custard gently, whisking, 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and cool custard, stirring occasionally. Chill custard, covered. until cold, about 3 hours.

In a blender pur´┐Że litchis with 1/2 cup cream and stir into custard with remaining cup cream. Freeze custard in an ice-cream maker. Ice cream may be made 1 week ahead.

Makes about 2 quarts.

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