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(recipe contributed by Chef Brett Thompson)
2 large eggs
100 grams granulated sugar
100 grams brown sugar
500 ml heavy (whipping) cream
250 ml fresh carrot juice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tbs whole allspice
1tsp whole cloves
In a small pot, steep carrot juice, cinnamon sticks, allspice and cloves over low heat. Keep at barely a simmer for several minutes. Remove from heat, allow to cool completely, then strain out the spices.
Whisk eggs until light and fluffy (about 5 min using a power mixer). Slowly add both sugars until completely combined, continuing to whisk until the result is a light and foamy mixture.
Add cream and carrot juice and mix gently until just incorporated. Freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions for your ice cream machine.
Transfer ice cream to a chilled container (preferable stainless steel) with a lid and keep frozen.
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(You’ll need a chemical scale for this recipe, accurate to the 10ths of grams)
306 g 6% milk fat yogurt
230 g cream cheese
80 g honey
154 g water
1 vanilla bean, scraped
pinch kosher salt
11.55 g methylcellulose

In a blender, puree together yogurt, cream cheese, honey, vanilla seeds and salt, just until mixture comes together (do not aerate). Meanwhile, bring water to a boil and immediately whisk in methylcellulose. Add to first mixture and puree until just emulsified. Chill.

To make ice cream, bring a pot of water to a boil. Turn off heat. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop up ice cream base, wiping off edges of utensil. Immerse ice cream scoop in hot water. When ice cream sets, gently displace it into the water, allowing to poach for about one minute (depending on size of scoop). Reheat water and repeat with remaining mixture.

Once set, drain ice cream briefly on a paper towel. Allow to cool somewhat before serving (ice cream will soften and “melt” as it cools and tempers).

Where to find it: For methylcellulose and other weird and wonderful culinary chemicals and ideas, visit http://www.dcduby.com. For an accurate scale, check out the “mini digital scale” at Source Electronics.

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