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Grape Ice Cream Best Lick! 2008 Ice Cream Contest Entry #6

updated Jun 5, 2019
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Original Ice Cream Flavor: Grape Ice Cream
Ice Cream Chef: Rhiannon

What inspired this recipe? Every year, a city near us hosts its annual Grape Festival. They have a midway, rides, a spaghetti dinner, etc. But what we really go for is this one vendor who sells grape soft serve ice cream. It is very flavorful and creamy. Last year, we decided to try making our own. Once a year is just not enough.

So, with a little engineering, this is it. I combined my Grandmother’s standard ice cream recipe with some locally produced Muscadine grape juice. Topped with some fresh, seedless grapes from the festival, this stuff is tasty.

Tastetester comments and full recipe after the jump. Take a look, then vote here!

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Tastetester Comments: “Mmm. It’s kind of earthy. Really tastes like that Muscadine grape juice.” -Mom

Grape Ice Cream
For a 1.5 gallon freezer

9 eggs, beaten
2 (14 ounce) cans of sweetened, condensed milk
3 cups (24 ounces) granulated sugar
2 1/4 cups (18 ounces) unsweetened grape juice
1/2 pint (8 ounces) half and half
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Milk, to fill the freezer

In a large mixing bowl (or two, this makes a lot!) combine all ingredients except milk. Refrigerate 4-6 hours to chill, or overnight. Pour into ice cream freezer and top with milk. Churn as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to harden in freezer about 4 hours, or until it reaches your desired consistency.

For a 1/2 gallon freezer, cut down from the larger recipe.
3 eggs, beaten
9 1/3 ounces of sweetened, condensed milk
1 cups (8 ounces) granulated sugar
3/4 cup (6 ounces) unsweetened grape juice
2 2/3 ounces half and half
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Milk, to fill the freezer

Preparation should be the same.

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Contest Information

Go here for the full scoop on the Best Lick! 2008 contest, including prizes, rules, and entry form. Submission closes the evening of August 18th. Get your ice cream maker going!

• The Best Lick! Ice Cream Contest: 2008 Edition

The Entries So Far

Here’s a list of all the entries so far. Click the thumbnail to go to the entry.

Roasted Apricot Ice Cream with Almond Praline Ripple
Chocolate Gelato with Salted Caramel Pecans
• Coconut Peach Ice Cream with Toasted Almonds
• Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Ice Cream

Blueberry Brie Tart Ice Cream

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