February 10, 2009
Cat Cora's Salted Caramel Ice Cream
A cool homemade treat
3/4 cup plus 1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1 cup soy cream substitute (like MimicCreme)
1 cup soy milk
1 cup plain or vanilla soy yogurt
1 cup firm silken tofu
1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel
Place 3/4 cup of sugar and the corn syrup in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Do not stir. Cook over medium-high heat to a dark caramel, swirling as it begins to brown to distribute the sugar. Deglaze with the soy cream; then slowly add the soy milk. The caramel will harden. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring, just until the caramel has dissolved.
In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining sugar, tofu, yogurt and fleur de sel. Whisk a little caramel cream into the tofu mixture to temper it, then pour the tofu mixture into the remaining caramel cream and mix. Strain the mixture through a fine-meshed sieve. Cool completely, preferably overnight, then freeze in an ice cream maker.
Recipe courtesy of Cat Cora, first female Iron Chef America.
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