What’s For Dinner?
Cinnamon Ice Cream
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
In the Kitchen With . . . Lucas Els, Duluth
What's apple pie without ice cream? Lucas Els makes his own cinnamon ice cream.
Nominated by Judy Czegledi:
"My son, Lucas Els, is 24 years old and the pastry chef at St. Ives Country Club. He absolutely loves his job and loves to cook. He has taught himself and brought himself up by the bootstraps."
Hands on time: 10 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Serves: 10
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
1/2 vanilla bean
3 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
6 egg yolks
In a bowl, combine sugar and egg yolks. Very slowly add cream mixture, a little at a time, stirring constantly until eggs are warm to the touch. Add mixture back to the saucepan and cook over low heat until the mixture coats the back of the spoon. Transfer to a bowl and cool. Refrigerate until chilled. Remove vanilla bean and cinnamon sticks. Freeze according to ice cream manufacturer's directions.