If you're a gamer, you've probably at least heard of kingdom hearts. For those of you that don't know, in that game there's a recurring element that is sea salt ice cream. Scouring the Internet, I had found a recipe, which I shall be showing you how to make. However, I'm going to show you guys how to make it without using an ice cream machine. So, let's get cooking!
Step 1: Get Your Ingredients!
For this salty-sweet ice cream, we need:
• 2 eggs
• 2 cups of milk
• 1/3 cup milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup heavy whipping cream
• Sea salt (to taste)
• Blue food coloring (optional)
• Popsicle molds (optional)
Step 2: Putting It Together
Got all your ingredients? Great! Start by separating the egg yolks and the egg whites into separate bowls. Now beat the egg whites until they're stiff. Then mix the egg yolks and sugar until thick (don't combine the two bowls like I did the first time).
Step 3: Making Custard
Eggs all happy and separated? Good! Now slowly bring the milk to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once boiled, slowly mix it into the egg yolk-sugar mixture, mixing well as you do. Once it's mixed, put it back into the pot, heating it up to make a slightly thick custard. DO NOT BOIL THIS! Mix this in with the egg whites. Add sea salt until it's salty-sweet. Cool this mixture in the fridge.
Step 4: Turning the Custard Into Ice Cream
Is it cooled? Perfect! Add in the cream, vanilla extract, and food coloring. You may need to add a little more salt because of the newly introduced ingredients. Now, time to make ice cream! Do this step in pint-sized (2 cup) quantities. I know, long and stuff. But work with it! Grab a large bowl, fill it about halfway with ice, and then stir in 3/4 cup rock salt. Now put the smaller bowl in there, almost all the way if possible. Now, put in your pint of ice cream, and mix it for ten minutes. All mixed? Put the whole set up (nested bowls and all) covered with a towel into the freezer for 45 minutes. Kill some time. Build a keyblade. Or beat that one kingdom hearts boss *coughsephirothcough* that's impossible. Time killed? Okay, now take it out of the freezer, and stir it for five more minutes, then put the ice cream in a container and freeze for 2 hours-overnight. Repeat with the remaining ice cream.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Boy, that was time consuming! But congratulations! You're all done now! Share and enjoy it with your friends on the top of a really tall clock tower!