Ingredients: Egg yolks, sugar, milk, orange peel and a tablespoon of Grand Marnier.
The base for this recipe comes together easier than other ice cream recipes I have made. The hardest part was waiting for the mixture to cool completely before freezing. This custard has a lighter texture than most homemade frozen custards. It is sweet but not too sweet with a nice orange undertone. I was surprised how creamy it turned out since it was made with whole milk. I found this to be tasty and refreshing.
Egg Custard Gelato
The Chimney’s Sweep Gelato is a way to enhance an already delicious treat. A tablespoon of Bourbon is poured over a scoop of egg custard gelato. Then espresso is sprinkled on top. I could not eat this recipe so I enlisted Deborah as my taste tester. “This is really good” she said as her eyes rolled. “You have to taste it. Just stick your finger in it. That won’t do any harm.” Deborah can be very persuasive.
I have started a count down until I can make this again. I cannot wait to enjoy my own bowl. I love and miss Bourbon and espresso. Having both swirl and mingle with the creamy gelato was delightful. That was the best pinky fingertip sized taste I’ve ever had.
The Chimney Sweep's Gelato