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Aug142017

Mill City Cooks: Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Chef Nettie Colon mixed up a batch of Sweet Corn Ice Cream for the August 12 Mill City Cooks demo, using fresh cream and milk from Kappers' Big Red Barn and sweet corn from Nistler Farms.

Recipes prepared at Mill City Cooks demos can be found online.

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

A "corn" hat - how appropriate for this demo! :D

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Per Nettie, don't worry about getting all the silk off the corn, as the mixture will get strained before it goes in the ice cream maker.

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

For demo purposes, Nettie walked thru all the steps, starting with cooking the milk, cream, corn and white sugar. In real life, the mixture would then be allowed to sit overnight in the refrigerator to assure it's super cold when going in the ice cream maker.

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

The chilled mixture then gets blended, followed by straining to remove the kernel pieces and any corn silk.

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Bonus with this recipe - If you misplace your spoon or spatula, you can use a corn cob to work the mixture thru the sieve!

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Finally, the strained mixture goes in the ice cream maker and churns for about 20 minutes.

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Nettie displayed the finished product in a dish created by Fringe and Fettle. She sprinkled on three varieties of salts, which add a little color and enhance the overall flavor.

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Lucky for the audience, Nettie arrived with a box of samples packed in dry ice. The volunteers each had containers of the three salts on their serving trays so that samplers could enjoy their treats with a little extra flavor of their choosing.

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

August 12, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Thank you to Lakewinds Food Co-op for sponsoring the 2017 Mill City Cooks series, and providing fun activities for the little ones (...and adults in the mood for a little coloring!).

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