The original plan was to bake brownie shells and serve the ice cream in them. So, I told Dexie, the feisty cook who also made ice cream over the holidays. But the oven was problematic and the cake shell baking pan was too large to fit into the turbo broiler. No brownie shells materialized, in short. But I went ahead and made the ice cream.
Based on a recipe that I had been imagining for quite some time. The custard base for this ice cream is a modified leche flan but with vanilla added. And this is, by far, the best ice cream I have ever made. »