Olive Oil Ice Cream

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Serves

    4–6

Appears in

100 Desserts to Die For

100 Desserts to Die For

By Trish Deseine

Published 2020

  • About
15 Mins Preparation Time
20 Mins Cooking Time
4 Hrs Refrigeration Time
1 Hr Churning Time

Too chic as a little summer dessert! Perfect with lemon and thyme biscuits.

Ingredients

  • 200 ml (7 fl oz) fresh full-cream (whole) milk
  • 100 ml (3½ fl oz) thin (pouring/whipping) cream, well chilled
  • 140 g (5 oz/⅔ cup) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 150 ml (5 fl oz) first cold pressed olive oil

Special equipment:

  • Ice cream maker

Method

BRING THE MILK AND CREAM TO THE BOIL IN A SAUCEPAN.

WHISK THE SUGAR WITH THE EGG YOLKS IN A MIXING BOWL UNTIL THE MIXTURE IS PALE AND HAS DOUBLED IN VOLUME.

POUR THE HOT MILK OVER THE EGGS, WHISKING AT THE SAME TIME. Return everything to the saucepan and cook over a medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon. Once the custard starts to thicken, remove it from the heat and let it cool before placing it in the fridge for a few hours.

MIX THE SEA SALT WITH THE OLIVE OIL AND POUR INTO THE CHILLED CUSTARD. Transfer everything to the bowl of the ice cream maker and start the churn cycle.

LEAVE THE ICE CREAM AT ROOM TEMPERATURE FOR A FEW MINUTES BEFORE SERVING.