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Nov 12, 2013 03:17 PM

Need a great pumpkin ice cream recipe for T-day


Got a really flavorful one with a nice texture that you want to point me at?

I love pumpkin but my single attempt at a pumpkin recipe lacked great flavor and, if that wasn't bad enough, froze into a block.

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  1. We made a delicious pumpkin cheesecake ice cream last fall, and topped it with sugared pecans.
    This Thanksgiving, we are making it again, and I see there are lots of recipes online. If I can't figure out which one we made before, I'll just use one that looks the best.

    1. Pumpkin Ice Cream
      2 cups half-and-half
      1 cup whipping cream
      1 cup sugar
      1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
      1/2 cup pumpkin pie filling

      Combine first four ingredients (including the bean and its pulp) in a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Stirring occasionally, bring the mixture to 170F. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Remove the hull of the vanilla bean, and gently whisk pumpkin pie filling into mixture. Pour mixture into lidded container and refrigerate mixture overnight to mellow flavors and texture.

      Freeze mixture in ice cream freezer according to unit's instructions. Scoop the soft-serve mixture back into a lidded container and harden in the freezer at least 1 hour before serving. Makes about 1 quart.