Buffalo Wing Ice Cream


June 30, 2018

Trendy, weird and wonderful. We're riding the brain bending wave with one wild and crazy ice cream flavor to celebrate National Ice Cream. Try a scoop!
Not that wild? Then try Black Licorice, or Chili Chocolate Chip, or Curry Mint, or just plain Old Fashioned Vanilla!

Watch Becky Low and Brooke Walker make and taste on Studio 5

  • Yields: 1 1/2 quarts or 6-8 servings


8 egg yolks (or 4 large eggs)*

⅓ cup light corn syrup*

1 cup buttermilk

⅔ cup sugar

Pinch kosher salt

2 cups whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

¾ cup crumbled blue cheese*

3 tablespoons buffalo wing sauce*

Celery sticks and/or saltine crackers, optional garnish


Beat egg yolks and corn syrup until light and lemon colored; set aside.

Combine buttermilk, sugar, pinch of salt, and cream in heavy bottom saucepan. Place pan over medium heat; stir until sugar is dissolved and milk and cream become steamy (don't boil, about 4-6 minutes). Remove from heat. While stirring egg yolks, pour a thin stream of hot milk cream into eggs to temper (about ½-1 cup hot mixture). Gradually whisk tempered eggs back into the pan with remaining milk and cream. Return pan to medium heat and continue to stir and cook an additional 3-5 minutes or until mixture slightly thickens and coats the back of a spoon (rub finger across the back of the spoon and a trail will remain; reaches 170 degrees temperature). Do not let the custard boil. Remove from heat.

Add vanilla. Pour into a large bowl or other container to cool completely (4-24 hours).

Place in ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. When ice cream begins to thicken add crumbled blue cheese and finish freezing. When frozen, scoop into a well chilled container, swirl in buffalo wing sauce and place in freezer 2 hours to cure.

Serve with a stick of fresh celery and/or saltine crackers.

* Why Egg Yolks? Egg yolks help create a smoother, creamier, richer ice cream texture with less ice crystals. Whole eggs may be substituted. Eggs may be entirely left out of recipe. Simply combine milk and sugar, stir until sugar is dissolved. Add corn syrup, cream and pinch of salt. Continue with recipe directions for freezing.

* Why Corn Syrup? Corn syrup adds to the creamy texture and helps prevent ice crystals from forming. Also creates a softer frozen ice cream. Corn syrup may be replaced with ⅓-cup sugar. Add the sugar with the rest of the sugar in the recipe.

* Gorgonzola blue cheese will pack more flavor punch.

* Buffalo Wing Sauce, such as "Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce"

Freezing the ice cream quickly will help prevent ice crystals and create a smoother creamier texture. Have all ingredients very cold before freezing.

TIP - To hasten the freezing, place approximately 1-cup liquid custard in a small bowl and freeze while the remainder of the custard is chilling. When ready to freeze, remove the 1-cup frozen custard and stir into chilled custard (stir and smash to break up the frozen mixture into the larger bowl). Place in ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.


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