General Discussion

Ice Cream Eggs

Raw eggs in ice cream recipes


General Discussion 7

Raw eggs in ice cream recipes

Pantagruel | Sep 9, 2003 09:47 AM

The “Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book” has many recipes that use raw eggs. Usually, 2 whole eggs are beaten until fluffy, and then sugar and cream are added to make the base.

The book was published in 1987. To my recollection, the fear about salmonella and eggs either didn’t exist at that time or hadn’t become widespread.

At this moment, which is the best alternative?

1. Follow the recipes as written. Raw eggs are safe.
2. Cook the eggs & sugar as you would custard.
3. Avoid eggs altogether and use just a cream/milk/yogurt base.
4. There are sources for safe eggs. (organic? pasteurized? -- please mention); you can use those raw, but avoid supermarket eggs.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound