Litchi Five Spice Ice Cream
Chinese New Year popular ice cream! 29
chinese five spice powder
or low-fat, non-fat
drained chilled whole pitted litchis
heavy whipping cream
In a heatproof bowl whisk together sugar, cornstarch, eggs, five-spice powder, and a pinch salt until combined well.
In a heavy saucepan heat milk just to a boil and add in a slow stream to egg mixture, whisking.
Transfer custard to pan and bring to a boil over moderate heat, whisking constantly.
Boil custard gently, whisking, 1 minute.
Remove pan from heat and cool custard, stirring occasionally. Chill custard, covered.
Until cold, about 3 hours.
In a blender pure litchis with ½ cup cream and stir into custard with remaining cup cream.
Freeze custard in an ice-cream maker.
Ice cream may be made 1 week ahead.