Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sweet Corn Ice Cream (CSA Week 6)

When I picked up this week's share, I was pretty excited, and if you look closely, you'll see why...


The first early corn!!!  I mean, I love everything from the fresh peas and kale down to the cucumber and squash, but corn is special.  :)

Call me crazy, but I've wanted to make corn ice cream for well over a year now, so I decided I would do it before it got to be too late again.  There are many versions out there, but none of them seemed to fit exactly what I wanted to do so this is my version.




Sweet Corn Ice Cream
Yield ~2c

I opted to leave the corn in the ice cream to give it some texture, but it becomes a little chewy and is not something everyone will enjoy.  If you're not sure, I'd strain the mixture and top it with some corn kernals if you'd like.  Or perhaps some caramel sauce...  caramel corn ice cream?

2 ears of corn
1 can lite coconut milk
1/3c evaporated cane juice (or granulated sugar)
seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean
pinch of sea salt
1/4c milk (I used almond milk)
1T arrowroot

Cut the corn kernals from both ears of corn and add the kernals (I got 1 1/2c) and cob to a medium saucepan.  Add sugar, vanilla bean and pour in coconut milk.  Turn heat to medium low and cook to boiling, stirring occasionally to make sure the sugar dissolves.  Turn off heat and let the cobs steep for awhile, ~1hr or so.

Remove the cobs and transfer mixture to a blender.  Add a pinch of sea salt and blend well.  Strain, if desired, to remove corn pieces and store in an airtight container in the fridge until mixture is well chilled.

Churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.




I might just have to put corn in some more desserts this summer ;)  But first I'll indulge straight off the cob!!


Have you ever tried corn ice cream, or any other crazy dish with corn??

23 comments:

Erica said...

I have never tried corn ice cream, but I totally would! Sweet corn is amazing.

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I have never had or even heard of corn ice craem but it looks and sounds delicious

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

I love this idea! Corn is definitely one of my favorite summer produce items, and its innate sweetness renders it perfect for desserts.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I've a seen a few versions of this ice cream on some food blogs and it has me drooling every time. This looks SO good!

Ricki said...

Talk about creative! And it sounds just delicious. This is just the kind of thing I'd love to try. . . hmmmm. . . corn is coming into season over here pretty soon! :)

Victoria (The District Chocoholic) said...

I want sweet corn ice cream so badly. It sounds amazing. If you served it over warm chocolate chip zucchini bread, it would be a vegetable dessert. Healthy.

vanillasugarblog said...

isn't it good? i had that once and loved it.
good for you--you are so not crazy, you are fabulous!

Reeni said...

I remember seeing this last summer. It's so different - I want to try it just for that very reason! It looks really good!

Joanne said...

I love the coconut twist in this ice cream! And the corn twist, of course! Such a fun way to use an awesome (and abundant and cheap) ingredient!

brandi @ BranAppetit said...

ooh, i love this idea!

5 Star Foodie said...

Your sweet corn ice cream sounds amazing, I like that you used almond and coconut milk so it's non-dairy.

Emily said...

I love this! You're so crazy! I think that coconut milk-corn combo would taste good!

Daisy said...

I have never tried corn ice cream but now I really want too!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

I've been waiting for this ever since you tweeted about it. What a great idea!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

i just pinned this, wow!!

Shannon said...

I have never tried corn ice cream but sweet corn is one of my favorite things EVER! Every time you make ice cream I drool. Let's have an ice cream social ;)

Elizabeth said...

Oooh, I've always wanted to try sweet corn ice cream. I froze the kernels from a less than perfect ear I got. you've inspired me...

Kerstin said...

I've been waiting for this post! Sounds so refreshing and unique - I think maybe I'd put a raspberry sauce on top :)

Amy@ElephantEats said...

I've been dying to make corn ice cream, but don't have an ice cream maker. I bet it was so good!!!

Natalie said...

just saw a recipe for this in a food magazine and ryan and i both wanted to try. it sounds so good!

We Are Not Martha said...

Best idea ever! I've never even imagined sweet corn ice cream, but now I might dream about it tonight :)

Sues

Kelly said...

Happy to see your version. I made this a couple of years ago (well, sweet corn ice cream, but a different recipe) and it's definitely one of my sweet treats. I have been hoping to re-imagine it as a popsicle because it is so, so good.

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

I love the idea of it... corn is naturally sweet so of course it belongs in dessert! :)

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