Skip to main content

Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream

Sexy Nerd and I are going to his family's house for Thanksgiving this year. We're a bit low on the Thanksgiving totem pole, which always makes it tricky to figure out what to bring. What will we be making this year? Oh, just a little homemade pumpkin ice cream! Yes, it is as delicious as it sounds. Here are a few photos from the last time I made this ice cream:

Technically, this ice cream is perfectly yummy without adding any chocolate syrup or almonds.

But where's the fun in that?

If I weren't so determined to get a good photo of this for my blog, I would probably have chowed down on this ice cream right from the mixer.

I had never made ice cream the "real" way before (with egg yolks) and was surprised at how easy it is. Here's the recipe, courtesy of Saveur.com. If you've never visited their site, you're missing out on some wonderful recipes!


Saveur's Pumpkin Ice Cream
Makes 2 Quarts
This article was first published in Saveur in Issue #30 

4 cups heavy cream (Diet conscious but want some ice cream anyway? I used 1/2 cream and 1/2 nonfat milk and it turned out fine!)
12 egg yolks
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1 1/3 cup puréed cooked pumpkin
2 tsp. vanilla extract


1. Heat 2 2/3 cups of the cream in the top of a double boiler above gently boiling water over medium-high heat.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, corn syrup, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a metal mixing bowl. Gradually pour 1/2 cup of the hot cream into the egg mixture, whisking constantly, then whisk egg mixture into remaining cream in top of double boiler. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture is thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 15 minutes.


3. Pour custard through a sieve set over a clean bowl. Add pumpkin, vanilla, and remaining 1 1/3 cup of cream, and whisk until blended. Refrigerate custard until cold, about 4 hours.


4. Transfer custard to an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's directions.


 Mmmmmm, this ice cream is so good!

Kitchen Pig likes to enjoy his pumpkin ice cream sundae out on the patio.

*Gasp!*

Try not to judge him too harshly. His parents were pigs.


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Popular posts from this blog

Amerisleep Mattress Reviews: 5 Years Later

*Disclaimer*
This post is NOT sponsored by Amerisleep. Not in any way whatsoever. Unlike other "impartial" reviewers out there, I did not receive my mattress for free. All the opinions here are 100% my own.
*UPDATES*  A few months ago, Amerisleep started a new referral program. If you order through my link, you'll save an additional $50 on top of other discounts and specials! (THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!)
If you buy through my referral link, that would be swell because then I'll get a referral bonus from Amerisleep that I can use toward purchasing other memory foam products for the house we're about to break ground on hopefully any day nowwe're finally building (!!!), so placing your order through my link would be so helpful, especially as we're a bit (a lot!) over budget already. What's a better compliment than planning to buy more of the exact same product again? Plus, I very much appreciated online Amerisleep mattress reviews when trying to decide on t…

A Blogger's Before & After Guide to Chemical Peels

Considering a chemical peel? I recently underwent my first Jessner peel and thought I'd share my results, post a Jessner peel review, and answer some frequently asked chemical peel questions (I'm guessing that "Does a chemical peel hurt?" is a biggie!). I'd been planning to order an over-the-counter peel (this one specifically, which I still haven't tried but has great reviews) but my computer led me a different direction.

I decided to do this on a whim, after LivingSocial greeted me one morning with a great $40 chemical peel deal.
Now, I can read your mind. You just gasped in horror and thought You trusted your face to a discount chemical peel?! You're wondering where my mother was and why she didn't stop me. But not to worry. Really!
Here is my Jessner peel before and after:
Chemical Peel Before & After
Also known as "EEEK!" and "Oooh, Ahhh"
Not too shabby, right? To be fair, the "before" is extra bad because the Je…

Dream Home Dreaming

*Update*
We've finally broken ground on our mountain dream home! Can you believe it? Even more surprising, we actually managed to work a good chunk of this list into our actual design.

Original post:

Sexy Nerd wants to move up building our dream home to yesterday. I still don't know what I want though! Yes, it's difficult to decide on things like paint colors, flooring, and appliances. My problem is a bit worse.

Should we build one of those adorable 500 square feet mini houses? A (budget-friendly) mansion? A charming stone cottage?

Ultra-modern??

The internet makes it easy to find great design ideas for building our dream house. The downside is that all my favorite photos combine to make an overpriced, mismatched conglomeration.

According to my Pinterest account, my dream house has:

...a dramatic front entrance...
 ...a charming brick fireplace...
...this eye-catching wall of mirrors...
...stone accents like these...
....a copper apron sink...
...a floor-to-ceiling windo…