I finally pulled out my ice cream maker to celebrate National Ice Cream Month! My inspiration for this ice cream comes from FLIP Burger Boutique here in Birmingham. FLIP has great burgers but even better milkshakes! The first milkshake we tried at FLIP was the Krispy Kreme milkshake and it was heaven! I knew right then and there that I would be making Krispy Kreme ice cream at home.
I used a vanilla ice cream for the base and stirred in chopped doughnuts. The results were amazing! I don't how you could go wrong with ice cream and Krispy Kreme doughnuts! SO, what are you waiting for - run out and get some Krispy Kreme's and make this ice cream ASAP!
Krispy Kreme Ice Cream
adapted from Southern Living
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
5 Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts
Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk and cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Whisk egg yolk until slightly thickened. Gradually whisk about 1 cup hot cream mixture into yolk. Add yolk mixture to remaining cream mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in vanilla bean paste. Cool 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Place plastic wrap directly on cream mixture, and chill 8 to 24 hours.
Chop Krispy Kreme doughnuts into small pieces. Stir 1/4 of the chopped doughnuts into the cream mixture. Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Once the ice cream is set, stir in remaining Krispy Kreme doughnuts and put in freezer to harden.