Certainly a treat: Chestnut Ice-cream

Taking advantage of our chestnuts, with some delicious homemade chestnut ice-cream ! You’ll see, it’s quite simple to whip up.

 
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Ingredients:
 
– 150g precooked chestnuts
– 500ml milk
– 3 egg yokes
– 50g sugar
– 1 vanilla bean 
 
 
Method:
 
First of all, you’ll have to prepare a chestnut purée, mixing the chestnuts coarsely. 
Boil milk and split vanilla bean (in order to release the aroma).
Beat egg yokes with sugar, and mix with boiled milk. Put the preparation back on to the heat, and allow to thicken (like a custard), but it must however remain liquid. Remove from heat, and take out the vanilla bean, add the chestnut purée and allow to cool.
Pour into an ice-cream maker, and freeze for at least 30min.
Tip: If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, you can always place the ice-cream in the freezer for 3h, taking care to stir from time to time. 
Chestnut ice-cream can be of course savoured by itself, but, one can also imagine adding a spoonful of chestnut jam, which will increase the taste of chestnuts. 
Accompany with ‘canistrelli’ or almond biscuits, and enjoy the smoothness of the ice-cream. 
 
 
 
Source: Recettes Corses 

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