Blanc i Negre it’s a traditional summer coffee drink in my home town. Living abroad has its perks, one being that it’s not easy to find everything you’ve grown up with by just going to the supermarket.
Blanc i Negre is “just” coffee slushy with Mantecao ice cream. Lot of people would say Mantecao is vanilla ice cream but actually it’s a milk/egg ice cream and it has nothing to do with vanilla ice cream. Since I can not buy it in any ice cream shop I decided I would learn how to do it so I can enjoy it also here in Germany, and why not, in winter too 😉
Ingredients for 5 portions
- 5 egg yolks
- 500ml milk
- 150gr sugar
- 1 lemon
- a cinnamon stick and a tiny little bit of vanilla
1L filtered coffee
Heat the milk, a cinnamon stick and two slices of lemon skin in a saucepan. Let it warm up and remove from heat when it starts to boil, then let it cool down a little bit. Now you can put that little bit vanilla inside 😉
While the milk cools down, beat the egg yolks with sugar until the mixture doubles its size and turns kinda white.
Mix both slowly, milk should not be very warm when mixing, we don’t want the eggs to set.
Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula. Remove from heat, let it cool.
Now it’s ready for the Ice Cream machine!
I don’t have a very god one, but still makes a very good texture! It’s every euro worth!
The coffee is very easy to prepare. Just mix the coffee with the sugar (I don’t like it very sweet so I just suggest to put as much as you like) and then put it also in the ice cream machine and let it do its magic, you will have a slushy coffee in around 15min 😀
Not very proud of the photos…but what can I say…I’m still learning!
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