Do you love football? Are you looking for a new way to celebrate America’s most fantastic sport? Then you should try making your very own homemade NFL-inspired ice cream! And this Quarterback crunch ice cream recipe will help you do it.
Football season is here! And with football comes the annual tradition of watching the Super Bowl. But instead of just sitting back and enjoying the commercials, why not make your custom-made ice cream flavour? It doesn’t get any better than that!
I’ve created a simple recipe to help you create your NFL-inspired ice cream, which is quarterback crunch ice cream. In fact, I’m going to teach you how to make your own personalized ice cream flavour using only ingredients found in your pantry.
You’ll learn everything from choosing the perfect base, adding flavours, creating a unique finishing touch and making crunch coating for ice cream. This is the ultimate football fan experience! So, let’s get started on this journey together!
- 1 Know About the Quarterback Crunch Ice Cream Ingredients
- 2 Method of Preparing the Quarterback Crunch Ice Cream
- 3 The Following Process is the Churning of Custard
- 4 Freezing the Custard
- 5 Quarterback Crunch Ice Cream Recipe
- 6 Conclusion
Know About the Quarterback Crunch Ice Cream Ingredients
It will have different steps, and you must prepare a couple of things. So, for now, Let’s start with the base. The base of the recipe is the old, basic, and everyone’s favourite vanilla Ice-cream. Let’s dig into the process.
Whipping cream: whipped cream adds a smooth texture to the ice cream, whether heavy or not. But of heavy, keep in mind the cream should not churn much. We are using 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.
Milk: Try to find the whole milk. Do not use skimmed milk. The more the product would be fat-rich, the more the texture would be rich and creamy. We are using 2 cups of whole milk.
Egg yolks: an egg is used when we use a custard type ice-cream. Eggs work as an excellent binding agent. We are using 4 large egg yolks.
Salt: you may wonder why using salt in ice cream. Am I to talk about sugar, and is it a mistake? Actually, no. As we will be further making it a custard, there will be fruits and cornstarch added to it later, and a tad bit of salt can be used. But you can skip that too. It’s completely optional. We are using ½ teaspoon salt.
Method of Preparing the Quarterback Crunch Ice Cream
Step 1: In a medium saucepan, mix the cream, milk, and salt.
Step 2: Bring the mixture to a boil, and do not stop whisking throughout the time.
Step 3: Do not use high flame or heat. Medium heat is enough.
Step 4: Once boiling, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool completely.
Step 5: In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks until they are light yellow.
Step 6: Slowly pour the hot milk into the eggs while continuing to whisk.
Step 7: Continue mixing until all the milk has been incorporated.
Step 8: Pour the mixture into the pan and place it over low heat.
Step 9: Stir continuously as the custard heats up.
Step 10: Cook the custard for about 5 minutes in low to medium heat or until it reaches 165 degrees F (75 C).
Step 11: Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the custard to an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
Step 12: Allow the custard to cool completely before moving on to the next step.
The Following Process is the Churning of Custard
- 3 ½ cups half-and-half
- ¾ cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Step 1: Pour the half-and-half and sugar into a medium saucepan over high heat.
Step 2: Whisk vigorously until the sugar dissolves.
Step 3: If it looks too time-consuming to dissolve, use sugar syrup or honey.
Step 4: After that, add the cornstarch and stir until combined.
Step 5: Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
Step 6: Meanwhile, scrape out the seeds from the vanilla bean and add them to the saucepan along with the vanilla extract.
Step 7: Simmer the mixture for 2 minutes.
Step 8: Remove the pan from the stovetop and strain the custard through a fine mesh strainer into a clean container.
Step 9: Cover the container tightly and refrigerate the custard overnight.
Freezing the Custard
Freeze the custard according to your preferred method. For this particular recipe, I used my ice cream maker. You can also freeze the custard by placing it in a loaf pan and freezing it for at least 8 hours.
So now, everything is ready, and you can have your delicious custard with some topping added. And this is entirely personal. Use any toppings that you want to have with your custard. I am giving my favourite toppings here. One thing to mention, I will have this smoothing, so I will be using them by blending. You can make tiny little pieces and use them on top of it.
- 1 pound of fresh raspberries
- 1 pint of fresh blueberries
- 1 pint of fresh blackberries
- 1 pint of fresh strawberries
- 1 pint of fresh red grapes
- 1 pint of fresh green grapes
- 1 pint of fresh white peaches
- 1-pint fresh pineapple chunks
- 1-pint fresh mango chunks
- 1-pint fresh kiwi fruit
- 1-pint fresh banana slices
Step 1: Add the berries, fruits, and bananas to a food processor and pulse until smooth.
Step 2: Transfer the berry/fruit purée to a bowl.
Step 3: Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and pulse until you have a smooth consistency.
Step 4: Transfer the berry mixture to the bowl containing the berry/fruit puree.
Step 5: Mix well to ensure that all ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the ice cream.
Step 6: Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and freeze for at least 4 hours.Step 7: The longer the mixture freezes, the better the flavour will be when served.
Quarterback Crunch Ice Cream Recipe
- 1 Cup Heavy whipping cream
- 2 Cups Whole milk
- 4 Large egg yolks
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- Mix the cream, milk, and salt.
- Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Allow it to cool completely.
- Beat the egg yolks.
- Slowly pour the hot milk into the eggs.
- Pour the mixture back into the pan.
- Cook the custard for about 5 minutes.
- Allow the custard to cool completely.
Enjoy the homemade custard with your homies, or call your close ones to have a custard party with a football match. I am sure the taste will be enhanced if your supported team wins. So, don’t skip any steps and have a great match with custard in one hand.
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