Rosemary has a delightfully floral yet slightly earthy savoury flavour. Add it to the sweetness of honey and the rich creaminess of homemade ice-cream and you are on to a winner.
Ice-cream with a difference
Step away from the standard flavours for ice-cream and try adding herbs and spices to liven things up a bit.
I love trying different flavour combinations in my homemade ice-creams. With my passion for herbs (I even wrote a book about them!) it stood to reason that I’d end up putting them in my ice-creams and desserts as well as in my usual savoury recipes.
This simple rosemary and honey ice-cream recipe is taking things just a wee step further and making the rosemary itself the star of the show.
Ingredients for rosemary and honey ice-cream
- 2 sprigs of rosemary (fresh)
- 3 tablespoons of caster sugar
- 500ml semi-skimmed milk
- 500ml double cream
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons of runny honey
You can use standard whole milk in this recipe if you like.
Please don’t use dried rosemary for this ice-cream. It is far stronger than fresh rosemary and would be overpowering here.
Runny honey is much easier to deal with and blends better than solid honey.
How to make rosemary and honey ice-cream
- Pull the rosemary needles off their stalks and toss them into your food processor with the sugar. Now whizz them up till the rosemary is in tiny pieces. You can of course chop the rosemary but this is so much quicker.
- Pour the milk and cream into a blender or just tall jug and add the egg and your rosemary sugar and the runny honey. Whizz together.
- Leave the jug in the fridge for at least an hour to chill thoroughly before pouring it into the ice cream maker.
How much ice-cream does this make?
I got approximately 1 litre of ice-cream from this recipe which is roughly 12 scoops.
long will this ice-cream keep for?
Will keep in freezer for up to 3 months in the freezer. Always place a piece of baking parchment or cling film directly on top of your homemade ice-cream before you put the lid on the box. This helps to stop ice crystals forming on top.
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Homemade Rosemary and honey ice-cream
- Ice-cream maker
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 3 tbsp caster sugar
- 500 ml semi-skimmed milk
- 500 ml double cream heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp honey use runny honey
- Pull the rosemary needles off their stalks and toss them into your food processor with the sugar. Now whizz them up till the rosemary is in tiny pieces.
- Pour the milk and cream into a blender or just tall jug and add the egg and your rosemary sugar and the runny honey and mix thoroughly.
- Set aside in the fridge to chill thoroughly for at least an hour before churning in an ice-cream maker, then freeze.