This weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie was choosen by Tommi of Brown Interior, the recipe can be found here.
I had never made ice cream before and was excited to try this, only one problem: I don't own an ice cream maker and neither does my friend Lisa that I'm visiting at the moment. But then I remembered something: didn't the TWD-ers make an ice cream shortly before I became a part of their wonderful group? I went looking and found out that they did: Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream in August 2008 and there was a post on making ice cream without an ice cream maker containing two links. After checking out both of them I decided to use David Lebovitz's method, go here for his method.
Back to Dorie's recipe: everything went great untill I had to thicken the custard: I whisked and whisked and whisked, for about 45 minutes, but it only got a little bit thicker. The recipe didn't state how thick the custard had to be so I eventually just gave in and decided this was it.