Creme Fraiche Ice Cream With Blueberry Swirl Charles Phan
Rich and creamy Creme Fraiche Ice Cream With Blueberry Swirl. Recipe from Charles Phan’s Book “The Slanted Door”.
Happy Monday! How was your weekend?
I did not do much this weekend, but I organized and looked through some of my cook books.
I love my cook books!
And I have a ton of them. And of course I need to get more!
Cooking recipes from cook books is something I enjoy, but I rarely post more than one recipe per cook book on my blog. I also rarely cook following the exact recipe, I like to make adaptations.
But not with this book.
Not long time ago I shared this Strawberry Sorbet recipe from Charles Phan’s Book – “The Slanted Door – Modern Vietnamese Food”.
The sorbet is easy to make and tastes fresh! But I thought – I do need to share at least one more of the recipes there.
They are awesome!
Luckily there is another frozen treat recipe – Creme Fraiche Ice Cream With Blueberry Swirl.
It is creamy, rich, fresh and full of blueberry flavor. It also is very easy to make, you just need to get some Creme Fraiche.
Trust me, it is worth it. I know most stores don’t carry it, but I got mine at Trader Joe’s.
Years ago, before I had my blog, I tried a custard recipe (for a cake), which suggested the use of Creme Fraiche. I was impressed!
The so called “Queen Of Cream” (Creme Fraiche), adds thickness, creaminess and slightly tangy taste to creams and custards.
It has more fat that sour cream, but the two could be substituted in some recipes.
I do not suggest substitutions in this ice cream recipe though.
The combination of sweet and creamy ice cream and blueberry compote does remind me of blueberries and cream!
I hope you like it!
CREME FRAICHE ICE CREAM WITH BLUEBERRY SWIRL CHARLES PHAN
- 1 pound blueberries
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- zest from 1/2 lemon
- 21/3 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 10 egg yolks
- 1 1/4 cups creme fraiche
For the compote:
In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine all ingredients and cook until the compote thickens and coats the back of a spoon, 20-30 minutes. Let it cool, then transfer to a jar. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For the ice cream:
In a medium saucepan combine heavy cream, milk, sugar and salt and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set a side.
In a mixing bowl whisk egg yolks together. Temper the egg yolks by adding about 1/3 of the cream mixture, while whisking constantly. Pour the tempered egg mixture back into the pan with the cream mixture and return to the stovetop. Heat mixture, until it reaches 180 F on a candy thermometer. Pout through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl and cool completely over an ice bath. Once the mixture is cool, fold in the creme fraiche and cover with plastic wrap. Chill mixture overnight. It has to be as cool as possible.
Following the directions of your ice cream maker, freeze the ice cream until it resembles soft-serve ice cream. I worked in 2 batches, 15-20 minutes each. Do not over churn!
Transfer to a container. Swirl 3/4 to 1 cup of compote (reserving the rest for another use). Freeze until firm.
If your ice cream maker holds less than 3 pints, freeze in two batches. Do not over churn, 15-20 minutes per batch is ok, but make sure you keep an eye on the ice cream and follow manufactures's instructions. Makes 3 pints ice cream.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 492, Fat: 48g, Saturated Fat: 29g, Cholesterol: 293mg, Sodium: 148mg, Potassium: 168mg, Carbohydrates: 10g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 1970%, Vitamin C: 4%, Calcium: 129%, Iron: 0.5%
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OK. So this is a) just about the prettiest ice cream I’ve seen all summer b) LOVE that it’s made with creme fraiche! I imagine this is creamy like rich ice cream but the slight tang like a frozen yoghurt. YUM!!! Pinning – of course!
This ice cream looks perfect, Mira! I have a ton of cookbooks that I need to go through too and its so fun trying out new recipes! I love the blueberries in here! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning Gayle!
My cookbook collection is getting dangerous. I have to buy them in secret so that people don’t realize what a junkie I am!
And using crème fraiche is just brilliant, not to mention super classy. I love it!
Thanks Mir 🙂
This ice cream is beautiful Mira. I never would have though to use creme fraiche though, but I am very intrigued. Blueberries might just be my favourite fruit to add to frozen desserts.
So glad you like it Dannii! I love blueberries, too!
WOW! Absolutely loving this creme fracihe blueberry ice-cream! Exploring new recipes is so much FUN! Pinning! 🙂
What a delicious ice cream. Love the addition of blueberries. I have to check this cookbook. Pinning!
What a delicious ice cream!!!! I’ve never used creme fraiche to make it before. It sounds incredible, and the blueberry swirl is beautiful!
I am liking the sound of this ice cream, Mira! I would have never thought to make ice cream with creme fraiche. It sounds delightful. I’m going to have to check out this book!
I have never used creme fraiche in my ice creams but what a great idea! The ice cream looks beautiful and gorgeous pictures as always! 🙂 Pinned!
This ice cream looks gorgeous, Mira! I love that you used creme fraiche! It sounds fantastic with the blueberry compote!
This looks so indulgent, and that blueberry swirl sounds amazing! Pinned!
Mmmm, Mira, what a great idea to add creme fraiche to ice cream … I bet it gives it a lovely tang!
You’ve also reminded me to dig out my cook books again, too. They are still in boxes from my last move (the shame!) 🙂
oh, I love the idea of heavy cream AND creme fraiche in ice cream!!! and yours is beautiful!!! I have to check out this cookbook, Mira! Modern Vietnamese Food sounds so good to me!!!
Blueberries are my latest addiction!!!!!!!!! Lovely idea, girl!
oh my, this is the most beautiful ice cream I’ve ever seen! It seriously looks incredible, and I bet tastes amazing, too!
I adore cook books! I could spend all weekend looking at them too! I’ve heard of the Slanted Door, but have yet to purchase it. I’m going to pop over to Amazon as soon as I’m done here, because this ice cream looks A-MA-ZING! Such beautiful pictures and I love that the base is creme fraiche! Ice cream with a hint of tang is always incredible!
I know you’ll like the book Kathleen! And I believe the restaurant is in San Fran, so you can even go there if you like the book 🙂
Yum! The creme fraiche is super unique and I saw this on insta and loved it- all the photos are stunning!
This looks so rich and creamy. I’ve been trying to come up with a creamy no churn vegan ice cream, but it’s not working. I’ve even tried making recipes from other blogs and they just don’t add up. I guess I’ll have to keep trying. Gorgeous pictures, Mira.
Oh girl, I love my cookbooks too! This creme fraiche ice cream looks so refreshing! I’m loving all the blueberries right now!
That ice cream is so pretty – it looks just delicious. Love those swirls of blueberry in it!
Gorgeous, Mira! Love getting stellar recipes from cookbooks.
Wow this ice cream looks amazing Mira 😀 so much nicer than shop bought 😉
Mmmm – love the addition of the creme fraiche, Mira! I knew this one was coming and I love it for its creaminess and blueberries, of course! Gorgeous!
Thanks Annie! I really loved yours, too!
this is GORGEOUS! the color of this is so eye catching and it sounds absolutely decadent! YUM
Never thought of using cream fraiche to make ice cream. Such creamy indulging looking ice cream this is and that blueberry swirl! Don’t even get me started!! Making it like super soon 🙂
Holy smokes, that looks beyond amazing!!! <3 – www.domesticgeekgirl.com
Yumm! I’m so loving creme fraiche in this ice cream, Mira! Also blueberry swirl sounds so delicious! I think, I need to find this book. For now, pinning to try this recipe later! 🙂
Love this icecream, Mira!! The idea of adding creme fraiche to the ice cream is awesome.. and the blueberry swirls.. just WOW!!
Love how this ice cream looks, it’s so inviting:) Wish I could have some
This looks so decadently delicious! Love the pop of color from the berries. Pinned!
Creme fraiche ice cream? Wow! It sounds so rich and delicious!!
I love this book ! This cream fraiche ice cream looks perfect!
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