Thai Basil & Lime Ice Cream!
Have loads of basil? Tired of making pestos? This basil packed ice cream recipe is here to help!Have loads of basil? Tired of making pestos? This basil packed ice cream recipe is here to help!
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You’ll need; milk, cream, milk powder, sugar, eggs, lime leaves, Thai basil, & lime zest!You’ll need; milk, cream, milk powder, sugar, eggs, lime leaves, Thai basil, & lime zest!
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In a large saucepan, combine the milk & milk powder. Whisk to combine & then stir in the cream.In a large saucepan, combine the milk & milk powder. Whisk to combine & then stir in the cream.
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Add the sugar and set to warm over medium heat.Add the sugar and set to warm over medium heat.
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Separate 3 eggs, keeping the yolks, and add to a small bowl.Separate 3 eggs, keeping the yolks, and add to a small bowl.
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Once your dairy mix has warmed, you’ll temper the yolks. While whisking, ladle in the warm milk...Once your dairy mix has warmed, you’ll temper the yolks. While whisking, ladle in the warm milk...
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...into the yolks, gently warming the egg. After 1/2 the dairy mix is added, pour back into the pot....into the yolks, gently warming the egg. After 1/2 the dairy mix is added, pour back into the pot.
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Add the Thai basil & lime leaves. Let the ice cream base come to a low simmer.Add the Thai basil & lime leaves. Let the ice cream base come to a low simmer.
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Don’t forget to add your fresh lime zest!Don’t forget to add your fresh lime zest!
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Fresh basil is fragrant & sweet! Don’t have any Thai basil handy? Use Italian basil instead!Fresh basil is fragrant & sweet! Don’t have any Thai basil handy? Use Italian basil instead!
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After simmering, prepare an ice bath (1 large bowl with ice water, with a smaller bowl nestled)...After simmering, prepare an ice bath (1 large bowl with ice water, with a smaller bowl nestled)...
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Add the base to the bowl & cool for 20 minutes. Add green gel food coloring, stir & strain.Add the base to the bowl & cool for 20 minutes. Add green gel food coloring, stir & strain.
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Chill the mix in the fridge for 1 hour, & then churn. You can eat right away...Chill the mix in the fridge for 1 hour, & then churn. You can eat right away...
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... or freeze to get a bit firmer. A lined bread pan or ice cream Tupperware works great!... or freeze to get a bit firmer. A lined bread pan or ice cream Tupperware works great!
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Creamy, rich, & bursting with Thai basil flavor! This ice cream is perfect on it’s own...Creamy, rich, & bursting with Thai basil flavor! This ice cream is perfect on it’s own...
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Or as a grown up ice cream Sundae with whipped cream & chopped unsalted peanuts...Or as a grown up ice cream Sundae with whipped cream & chopped unsalted peanuts...
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... or, in a cone!... or, in a cone!
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Enjoy this unique & delicious ice cream during basil season!Enjoy this unique & delicious ice cream during basil season!
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Find the full recipe on my blog!Find the full recipe on my blog!
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