Here is a detailed recipe for Red Wine Ice Cream from Jo and Sue and an easy recipe for White Wine Ice Cream from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen. They seem to be interchangeable, so choose which one suite you best.
Red Wine Ice Cream
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1 vanilla bean
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 cup 1/2 & 1/2 cream
- Pour whole bottle of wine into a large pot. Over medium low heat allow to simmer until reduced to 1 cup of liquid. (This can take up to an hour, depending on heat, – keep checking it!) Set aside.
- Whisk together brown sugar and whipping cream in a medium pot. Cut vanilla bean in half and scrape seeds. Add seeds and bean pod to cream.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to steam but not boil.
- Meanwhile, in a stand mixer, beat egg yolks until light colored.
- Remove bean pod from pan and very slowly pour in the cream mixture to the egg yolks. (If you go too fast you will curdle the eggs!)
- Return mixture to pot and place back over medium heat. Cook and stir until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat.
- Place a strainer over a large bowl. Pour in the 1 cup of 1/2 & 1/2 cream. Pour in the thickened egg/cream mixture through the strainer to get out any yucky bits.
- Lastly, stir in reduced wine.
- Chill in fridge for at least several hours.
- After it is thoroughly chilled, give the mixture a stir and pour into the canister of your ice cream maker (Process according to manufacturer’s instructions).
Note: It does freeze a little hard so simply take it out about 5-10 minutes before you serve it.
White Wine Ice Cream
- 3/4 cup Riesling
- 3 heaping tablespoons super fine sugar
- 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- Add the wine and sugar into a large bowl and whisk together until the sugar dissolves.
- Gradually whisk in the heavy whipping cream until it begins to thicken.
- Pour mixture into a plastic container with a lid and freeze until firm, about 3-4 hours.
- Scoop into a bowl and top with seasonal fruits and a splash of Riesling.