Sometimes, a nice White Russian simply won’t do, so why not go one better than The Dude and mix it together with home made ice cream!
125ml of whole milk
600ml of double cream
200g of sugar
The yolks of 4 medium eggs
1 tablespoon of Agar Agar flakes (You can use gelatin if you’re not making it vegetarian)
60ml of water
150ml of good vodka
150ml of Kahlua
An ice cream mixer
Add the milk, cream and sugar to a pan, put on a low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. You don’t want to boil it, just heat it through until just before it boils and the sugar has dissolved.
In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks.
Slowly add a little bit of the hot milk/cream mixture whisking all the time. This is called tempering, you don’t want too much of the hot mixture to come in contact with the egg yolks or they will go lumpy. The idea is you add a little bit at a time so the yolks don’t get hot enough to solidify.
Once you’ve incorporated all of the milk/cream mixture into the egg yolks you have your custard.
Strain the custard back into a pan and heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
Coat the back of a spoon with the custard, run your finger across it, if you can make a line without any of the mixture running back over the line it’s ready.
Strain the custard into another bowl, cover with cling film, place in another bowl filled with ice and put it in the fridge for at least 8 hours, overnight if possible.
Add the water to a pan and sprinkle the Agar Agar flakes over the top, heat the water until the Agar Agar dissolves and stir until it thickens.
Add the vodka and Kahlua, mix and then strain into the cold custard. Give it all a good stir.
Take the freezer bowl for the ice cream maker from the freezer and immediately add the custard.
Mix it for up to 40 minutes, it should start to thicken after 20 minutes depending on how cold your freezer bowl is.
That’s it! If you want your ice cream thicker pour it from the freezer bowl into a container and place in the freezer overnight.
The Dude would be truly proud!