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This is good with a semi-sweet chocolate sauce or just enjoy the flavor of the chestnut. I couldn't add that the suggested topping is small pieces of marrons glace, about 4 oz. From Michel Roux's book "Eggs". A great book by the way.
- Put milk, chestnut puree and 3 oz of the sugar in a pan and bring to a boil over med. heat.
- Whisk the egg yolks and the remaining sugar in a bowl until a light ribbon consistency.
- Pour the boiling milk into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then pour the mixture back into the pan.
- Stir over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the custard lightly coats the back of the spoon. When you run your finger through it, it should leave a clear path on the spoon.
- Immediately take the pan off the heat and pour custard into a bowl.
- Add the rum now, if using.
- Cool over ice, stirring occasionally to prevent the formation of a skin.
- When cold, pass the custard through a fine strainer or a chinois into the ice cream maker and churn 10-15 minutes.
- Pour the cream into the ice cream maker, in a slow stream. Churn an additional 10 minutes. It is ready when firm but still creamy.
- Serve with the marrons glace on top, in small pieces, if desired, or with a drizzle of semi-sweet chocolate sauce, or just plain.