Macadamia Nut Ice Cream

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Monday: Food or Life in Hawaii post
Tuesday: Tuesday Tidbits
Wednesday: Wanderlust (travel post)
Thursday: Food or Life in Hawaii post

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Macadamia Nut Ice Cream

Yield: About 1 quart

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 ¼ cups macadamia nuts, divided
  • 2 eggs (If you are hesitant to use regular raw eggs, feel free to use pasteurized eggs.)
  • 2 cups heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 cup milk, chilled
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, grind together ½ cup sugar and ½ cup macadamia nuts until fine. Set aside.
  2. Roughly chop ¾ cup macadamia nuts. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs for a minute of two, until light and fluffy.
  4. Slowly whisk in ¼ cup of sugar. After sugar has been added, whisk thoroughly for another minute.
  5. Stir in heavy cream, milk, and vanilla.
  6. Add 1 cup of cream mixture to a small bowl. Add macadamia nut sugar mixture a ¼ cup at time, whisking thoroughly. Add macadamia nut and cream mixture back to the rest of the cream mixture.
  7. Pour mixture into bowl of an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. About 2-3 minutes before ice cream is done churning, add chopped macadamia nuts.
  9. Transfer to ice cream container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
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