Baby Bites and Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream

I have pumpkin on the brain. Exhibit A:

These Baby Bites made their debut on Magic City Post earlier this week.

I’m writing a series of original holiday recipes for MCP and it’s been quite the challenge. They charged me with making my submissions easy. I know, right? I am forever making food complicated! I used a cake mix as the base for these mini-cupcakes and darn if they didn’t turn out delicious!

And since I already had a can of pumpkin open…

Remember when I made Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream? Just so we’re clear, it’s amazing as is. But in honor of Thanksgiving, I tinkered with the recipe just a bit and made a transformation. May I present to you, Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream: 

We served it to guests, alongside vanilla cake with brown sugar butter cream. One friend said, “It tastes like fall on a plate!” Exactly. It’s swoon worthy. Make this, pronto:

Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream

2 cups whole milk

2 cups heavy cream

2/3 cup strong brewed coffee

3 large eggs

4 large egg yolks

1/2 cup organic sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 tablespoon vanilla

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

*Bring the milk, cream, coffee and pumpkin pie spice to a slow boil over medium heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring often.

*Combine eggs, yokes, pumpkin, vanilla and sugars in a medium bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat them together until thick and smooth.

*With the mixer on a low speed, slowly temper about 1/2 of the milk mixture into the egg mixture, pouring in a slow, steady stream. This prevents the scrambled egg effect.

*Add the egg mixture to the remaining milk mixture on the stovetop and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the custard is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

*Chill the mixture completely, then add to your ice cream maker. Mix until the ice cream  has thickened, then transfer to the freezer until your desired consistency is achieved.

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5 thoughts on “Baby Bites and Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream

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