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Horchata Ice Cream


12 egg yolks

1 cup sugar

2 cups heavy cream

4 cups horchata*

Pinch of salt

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

*Horchata is a traditional Mexican beverage made with rice, almonds, cinnamon, sugar, and lime zest. It can be found in Mexican grocery stores.


  1. Put egg yolks in a blender with sugar and blend.
  2. In a saucepan, heat cream and horchata over medium heat. Add warm cream mixture slowly to the blender with the eggs, tempering the yolks. Add a dash of salt and chill mixture in the refrigerator until it reaches 40 degrees. Process in ice cream maker following manufacturer’s directions.
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