When Life Gives You Turkey Eggs, Make Ice Cream: Thanksgiving Ice Cream

Did you know that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays? It’s right up there with July 4th and Halloween. These probably seem a little random all together but I can’t help it if I love holidays that involve food and family. Also dressing up.

While mashed potatoes and gravy are my favorite Thanksgiving foods, cranberry and pecan are two of my more versatile flavors. Let’s be real, I considered making mashed potato ice cream. Luckily for you all I thought better of it and went with plan b.

A few months ago, one of my coworkers started bringing in her chickens’ extra eggs to share with those of us who were keen for some farm-fresh eggs. Do you have a source for farm-fresh eggs? If not, go find one. Now. Since my coworker’s ducks and turkeys have started laying eggs as well, I’ve been getting a sprinkling of those as well in my weekly egg carton.

Much like turkeys are larger than chickens, turkey eggs are double the size of their chicken counterpart. Seriously, the yolks are absolutely enormous. They are also super rich which is why this recipe is perfect with two, as opposed to the regular 4-5 chicken eggs.

The water content in the frozen cranberries make this ice cream a little less creamy than some of my other ice creams but if you let it sit out of the freezer for a few minutes before digging it, it will soften and smooth out.