strawberry basil ice cream...

{via cherry tea cakes}
one of my favorite cocktails is my own creation of strawberries, basil and gin... it has such a strong, distinct flavor that i can honestly say i've never tasted anywhere else before. therefore, when i find a recipe involving strawberries and basil, i'm instantly drawn to it. here's the recipe for strawberry basil ice cream from cherry tea cakes.

Strawberry Basil Ice Cream
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar plus additional for strawberries
2 cups half and half
1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 tsp. lemon extract
2 handfuls basil


-Scald one cup of half and half along with ½ cup sugar and one handful of basil over medium heat in a medium sauce pan. Remove from heat. Allow to sit for a few minutes before discarding the basil.
-In a stand mixer whisk together the yolks and ¼ cup sugar until light and fluffy, then gradually pour the scalded half and half down the side of the bowl as the mixer is still going.

-Pour the mixture back into the sauce pan, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture has thickened and will coat the back of the spoon. Remove from heat, and pour through a fine mesh sieve into a clean bowl. Add in the remaining half and half and lemon extract. Chill the custard thoroughly. About two hours.

-Place strawberries in a bowl and dust lightly with sugar. Allow to sit for one hour.

-Puree the strawberries and push through a fine mesh sieve, and into the chilled custard. Puree the basil and add into the chilled custard. Stir gently to combine.

-Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker. Allow the ice cream to churn until finished. Freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


Leslie Christen | LifeStyling said...


...By the way I LOVE your Blog.
Love Leslie


xoxo, dania said...

wow!! this looks delicious!! im going to have to try it out sometime!


paperdreamblog.com said...

OMG! I wish I knew how to cook! Maybe its time to try it! hehe...
loved you blog! xx

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