What is better than homemade ice cream made with eggs, sugar, and love? Making this luscious treat is a family tradition for many. Now that warm weather is here it’s the perfect time to make ice cream!
Eggs are an important ingredient for delicious ice cream. But, it’s critical to follow these tips so everyone can enjoy ice cream that is safe to eat. Eggs add flavor and color, prevent ice crystallization and create a smooth and creamy texture. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides some guidelines for safely cooking and handling the egg base to ensure the safety of your homemade frozen treats.
The FDA recommends starting with a cooked egg base following these steps:
If your recipe calls for uncooked eggs, substitute pasteurized eggs or egg products to avoid foodborne illness.