A few weeks ago I tried a recipe for basil custard that failed miserably. The ice cream machine rescued me and inspired me to create this basil ice cream.
For this recipe you’ll need:
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 large bunch basil, about 4 ounces
Whisk together the cream, milk, sugar and egg yolks. Simmer the mixture over low heat on a double boiler until the mixture reaches 160F. Stir occasionally during the heating process.
Pass the mixture through a strainer to remove the basil. Process in an ice cream machine per the manufacturer’s instructions.