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Dulce de Leche Ice Cream w/ grilled peaches

Makes about 1 1/2 quarts

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Rumford Cornstarch
2 cups milk
1 cup cream
16 oz. dulce de leche
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
optional - 3-4 semi firm yet ripe peaches, pitted and quartered

Instructions:

In a heavy bottomed medium saucepan, gradually whisk one cup of the milk into the Rumford Cornstarch until the Rumford Cornstarch is dissolved. Whisk in the remaining milk and cream. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is simmering and slightly thickened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Mixture should look frothy, not a full boil. Whisk in the dulce de leche.

Strain into a medium bowl set in a larger bowl of iced water. Stir in the vanilla. Let sit, stirring frequently, until completely chilled.

Pour the mixture into the container of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturers instructions. Transfer the frozen ice cream to a large, airtight container. Cover and freeze until firm and set, about 4 hours. Serve frozen.

Make the peaches when the evening is getting real lazy and the fire on the grill is burning down. Simply place them on the grill for 4-5 minutes, just when the grill marks appear - ­ turn for a few minutes more only if they are firm enough to hold up. Spoon the peaches over the ice cream. Ponder how it doesn't get any better than this.

Comments:

The best dulce de leche is made from real milk, not condensed milk. The best I have tasted are from Argentina. Or, you can make your own - see Mani's archives, October 06.