Pumpkin Ice Cream
In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 1/2 cups cream with 1/2 cup brown sugar. Over medium heat, cook the mixture, whisking occasionally, until the sugar begins to dissolve and the milk around the edges starts to bubble.
Meanwhile, in a separate bowl whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup cream and 1/4 cup brown sugar with the egg yolks, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt. When the milk begins to bubble, slowly pour 1/2 cup of the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Scrape all of the egg mixture back into the saucepan and cook over medium heat at a steady simmer but not boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the custard thickens enough to coat the spoon, about 5-6 minutes.
Pour the custard through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Whisk in the pumpkin and vanilla until smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, placing the plastic directly against the custard so it doesn't form a skin. Refrigerate for 6-8 hours, or overnight, until very well chilled.
Churn custard in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions, adding the Bourbon during the last minute of churning. Transfer to a container and freeze until firm, about 4-6 hours.
Yields about 1 1/2 quarts.
Lightly adapted from Williams-Sonoma