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Cereal milk ice cream recipe

How to Make Cereal Milk Ice Cream at HomeIt's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.

Today: Lactose intolerant ice cream lover and ex-New Yorker Catherine Lamb shows you how to make a hacked version of Momofuku's Milk Bar's cult classic: cereal milk soft serve.

In case you missed it, the high-low trend is very "in" right now in the world of food. Hip chefs are appropriating basic, home-y foods from your childhood - like macaroni and cheese, or beef jerky, or tater tots - and making them trendy.How to Make Cereal Milk Ice Cream at Home And then there is cereal milk soft serve, created by Momofuku Milk Bar's mad pastry genius Christina Tosi. She takes the best part of your childhood Saturday mornings - slurping the gritty, sugared milk sludge at the bottom of your cereal bowl in front of cartoons - and turns it into a sophisticated, lightly sweet dessert.

A few weeks ago, we needed Corn Flakes to make the crunchy topping of a noodle kugel at a photo shoot, and had about half a box leftover. I'd never sampled cereal milk before, so I followed the recipe on Milk Bar's site, and ended up with a pitcher of sweet milk that tasted like it had come straight from the bottom of cereal bowls of yore. But I couldn't stop there! I had to take this experiment to its natural conclusion: cereal milk ice cream. And since we don't own a soft serve machine, I decided to perfect a recipe that was accessible to everyone with an ice cream maker.How to Make Cereal Milk Ice Cream at Home So go ahead, embrace childhood - make cereal milk ice cream.

 cups Corn Flakes, or other unsweetened cereal (such as Special K, Chex, etc.)
2 1/2 
cups whole milk
1 1/2 
cups heavy cream
cup brown sugar
teaspoon fine sea salt
egg yolks
teaspoon vanilla

cups Corn Flakes, or other unsweetened cereal
1 1/2 
cups granulated sugar
cup water

First, toast your Corn Flakes. If Corn Flakes aren't your jam, any unsweetened cereal will work (Special K or Chex, for example). Spread the cereal evenly on a baking sheet, then place it in a 300° F oven for about 15 minutes.How to Make Cereal Milk Ice Cream Feel free to keep them in for longer if you want a really toasty taste. Let the cereal cool completely, then combine it with whole milk in a pitcher or large jar, and let the whole mixture steep for about 20 minutes. Be patient - magic is happening.

After 20 minutes, pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve. Using a spatula or the backside of a spoon, squish the cereal mush to extract the maximum amount of milk. At this point, you could mix in a bit of brown sugar, salt, and vanilla and be done with it. But if you want to take this over the top, continue.

How to Make Cereal Milk Ice Cream at HomeNow it's time to make the ice cream base. I loosely followed the New York Times' Master Ice Cream Recipe, but I adjusted it to make the cereal milk ice cream a little icier and less rich - more like the version from Milk Bar. Heat your cereal-ified milk, cream, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Temper a few egg yolks with the hot milk mixture, then add them back into the saucepan and heat the whole thing, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat until it's thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Chill the mixture for at least 4 hours, then churn it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Enjoy immediately for a more soft serve-like consistency, or store in an airtight container until the urge for childhood hits.

Now, it's time for the pièce de résistance: the Corn Flake brittle. Unlike the Momofuku Milk Bar version, which uses powdered milk and is quite sandy, I decided to go for a more traditional, caramelized brittle.


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