Crema Morisca (Moorish Ice Cream with Sherry & Prunes)

Crema Morisca (Moorish Ice Cream with Sherry & Prunes)
Photo by Judi Rutz


  • Pinch salt
  • ¾ cup chilled whipping or heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1-¾ cups milk
  • ½ cup chilled evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup sweet or medium sherry (not dry)
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • ¾ tsp. vanilla extract
    • ½ cup prunes, soaked in hot water for 1 hour, drained, patted dry, and finely chopped
    • 2-½ tsp. cornstarch
    • 1/3 cup (1-¼ oz.) coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually stir or whisk in the milk, bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Add the sherry, continue simmering for 1 min., and then remove the pan from the heat. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks until blended, about 30 seco...

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