Step 1: Ingredients and Utensils
Modified from: http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com/2010/06/olive-oil-ice-cream.html .
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup half and half
- 4 egg yolks, beaten
- 1/3 cup Bertolli Mild Taste Olive Oil
- 1/4 - 1/2 Cup chopped mixed nuts with sea salt
- Mint sprig garnish
- Ice optional * this is used for an ice bath to cool the mixture before refrigerating.
Basic tools are needed such as wooden spoon, whisk, mixing bowls, electric mixer or mix by hand, measuring cups, freezable container with a tight lid and sauce pan.
The original recipe called for extra virgin olive oil. I could not find a citrus flavor in the extra virgin and decided on the brand I bought because the label mentioned it had a lighter flavor than extra virgin olive oil. It would be fun to experiment with all the wonderful flavors of the extra virgin olive oils.
Step 2: Method
Pour heavy cream,half and half, and the sugar into a sauce pan.
Heat the mixture over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved; stirring often using a whisk.
Step 3: Add Beaten Egg Yolks
Continue stirring until the egg yolks are thoroughly mixed.
Repeat: continue stirring until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon. (8-10 minutes). Turn off the heat.
Step 4: Add Olive Oil
Step 5: Cooling the Mixture
Step 6: Freeze and Mix
Then I put the covered mixture in the freezer for about a half an hour.
Then beat it a minute or two and put it back in the freezer for an hour.
I repeated this process about 4 times.
Then I let it freeze for 4 hours and served it when it had the consistency of ice cream.
This is best served the first day. It does freeze quit hard if left in the freezer overnight.
Step 7: Serving
We loved the salted nuts and wished we had caramel to try with it but it was sooooooooo good just with the nuts.
Step 8: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
This ice cream is incredibly delicious! I am adding it to my favorite family recipes. It is easy to make, the hard part is waiting. This would be a nice desert for a picnic if you have an ice cream maker. It will dazzle your guest.
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