Old-Fashioned Brown Bread Ice Cream brings back fond childhood memories for many of us! In this recipe, you can re-create all of the lovely flavors to share with your own children. #icecream #nostalgia #oldfashionedicecream
Cut or crumble bread into very small pieces, about the size of small peas.
In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter, stirring it often, until the butter begins to brown and has a nice nutty aroma; remove from heat. Stir in the crumbled bread, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
Spread the bread mixture out over a rimmed baking sheet; bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, tossing half way through the baking time. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container until ready to use in the ice cream.
To prepare the ice cream, heat the milk, 1/2 cup whipping cream, both sugars, and the salt in a saucepan over medium low heat. When this mixture is nicely warmed, remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks, then slowly pour in 1/2 cup of the prepared warm milk mixture from the saucepan, whisking constantly as your pour, incorporating the warm milk mixture into the egg yolks. Return the egg yolk mixture to the saucepan with the remaining milk; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, just until the mixture begins to thicken enough to coat a spoon.
In a large mixing bowl, place the remaining 1 cup whipping cream and cubed cream cheese. Set a mesh strainer over the top of the bowl.Strain the warm pudding mixture from the saucepan into the heavy cream and cream cheese mixture in the bowl, stirring until smooth. Strain the mixture one more time through the mesh strainer into another bowl, then stir in the vanilla and whiskey.
Refrigerate for 6-8 hours, then pour the chilled ice cream mixture into a 1-quart ice cream freezer insert, adding whole milk as needed to make 1 quart, leaving about a 1" head space at the top of the freezer insert. Churn the ice cream until solid, then fold in as much of the prepared brown bread crumbs as desired. (I usually add about 1 cup.) Store ice cream in freezer until firm.