What do you do when you order groceries and you ask for 1 pound of ricotta and you get 3 pounds? You start to try to figure out what to do with THAT much ricotta, there are only so many slices of Ricotta Honey Toast I can have when my fiance is not a fan of Ricotta. So what is Ricotta? Is the curd from whole milk, and Ice Cream is just a milk custard. So instead of making an egg custard I figured it was worth a try to make ice cream. My ricotta toast usually has honey or maple syrup drizzled on it so of course that would taste amazing blended together.
Texture is important here. blend until smooth. One of the main complaints that my fiance has with Ricotta is texture. So blend it until the texture of ricotta is gone and you have a thick creamy texture. This should be silky smooth.
Be sure to chill the ice cream base after you blend it. I have an old mixer so it gets a little warm. Some high power mixers will also heat up the base. Ice Cream will only happen with a cold base and cold ice cream machine.
I used an OLD ice cream machine that was the grandfather to this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker– I only have one bowl and needed two. I like this maker because it is easy to clean but the bowl is smaller than the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker that I have. It is quite possible that I should have used the kitchen aid because I ended up breaking it up into two batches, which takes more time since I have to freeze the bowl between each batch. I repeat you HAVE to refreeze the bowl between batches. Since I needed to make a second batch, I added blueberry syrup to and made Blueberry Maple Ricotta Ice Cream. It sounds like a lot going on, but it’s tasty.
Maple Ricotta Ice Cream
- Ice Cream Maker
- 3/4 cup Maple Syrup
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 cups Whole Milk Ricotta
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Blend Maple Syrup, Milk, Ricotta, Vanilla until smooth
- Chill overnight in the fridge. Freeze bowl insert of ice cream maker overnight
- The next day. process the ice cream base according to manufacture instruction. It should look like soft serve. Move to an airtight container in the freezer.
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