This rich and delicious ice cream is the ultimate treat to the senses.
1 lb of blanched almonds
1 pint of heavy cream
4 tablespoons rose essence.
6 pints of whole milk
1 lb sugar
The almonds are to be placed in a large bowl, covered with cold water and set aside. Set aside 1/2 pint of the milk. Boil the rest of the milk in a large non stick saucepan. Simmer until the milk is reduced by half.
Stir from time to time. Drain the almonds .After grinding them roughly mix it together with the 1/2 pint of milk set aside. Add almond mixture and sugar to the hot milk and continue stirring on low heat for approximately 20-30 minutes.
Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Place in the refrigerator until well chilled. Chop the remaining almonds, but not too finely and stir into the chilled milk mixture. Add the heavy cream and the rose essence.
Stir to mix all the ingredients. Pour into a freezer safe container and freeze until solid. Thaw in the refrigerator 20 minutes and serve.