|The dish used in the picture was my Nana's (maternal Grandfather)|
UPDATE: After some more research I've come to know that Vanilla Bean Paste is actually NOT HALAL.
The regular vanilla extract is something that is not Halal due to the presence of alcohol. So for Muslims we need to do a little searching to find a Halal vanilla extract. Some Halal Meat Stores carry vanilla powder but this has a very fake taste. At the recent Toronto Halal Food Festival there was a restaurant that was selling Halal vanilla extract. Luckily I only picked up one...was tempted to pick up a couple. There was something a bit off in the taste and smell. After much searching the BEST vanilla is Nielsen-Massey's Vanilla Bean Paste.
After posting this I came to know that Vanilla Bean Paste has trace amounts of alcohol making it Haram. Nielsen-Massey's Vanilla Powder contains no alcohol making it suitable to use.
Vanilla Ice Cream without the Cream
Adapted from Eating Well
Note: Vanilla Bean Paste is NOT HALAL. You can substitute a vanilla powder but I have not tested this so cannot say anything about the results.
1 1/2 tsp gelatin
1 tbsp water
3 cups whole milk, divided
1/2 to 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (depending on how strong you want the vanilla flavour)
4 egg yolks
1 tin condensed milk (low fat is fine)
In a small bowl, add the water and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Give it a stir.
In a medium saucepan, add 1 1/2 cups milk and the vanilla bean paste. Heat over medium heat until steaming.
In a bowl whisk together the egg yolks and condensed milk. While whisking, slowly pour in the steaming milk. Return this to the saucepan. Cook over medium heat until custard lightly coats the back of the spoon, 3-5 minutes. Do not let the custard boil. Place a strainer over a large bowl and pour the custard in.
Whisk in the gelatin until it is dissolved. Whisk in the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold.
Whisk the ice cream. Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufactures directions. When pouring the custard into the ice cream maker, if there are bits of gelatin at the bottom of the bowl don't pour them in. When you are done churning the ice cream it will not be scoopable. Freeze in a container. Once frozen you will be able to scoop it.
Did you know that July is National Ice Cream month? To celebrate Nielsen-Massey has generously offered to give one Chocolate & Chillies reader one 4 oz bottle of Vanilla Bean Paste OR one bottle of Vanilla Powder. The Vanilla Bean Paste contains trace amounts of alcohol while the powder contains no alcohol. This giveaway is open to Canadian and American residents only. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter.
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Disclosure: I was sent a free bottle of vanilla bean paste to try. All opinions are my own.