Garlic Ice Cream

Garlic Ice Cream

Garlic in desserts may sound unconventional, but just trust us on this one.

Garlic can add a unique and unexpected flavour twist to a delicious sweet treat. One popular dessert that incorporates garlic is Garlic Ice Cream. The garlic flavour in this recipe is subtle and provides a delightful savoury note. Give it a try – you might be pleasantly surprised!

 Preparation: 35 minutes
Freezing: 6-7 hours

1 cup heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 cup granulated sugar
6 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
Pinch of salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream and whole milk. Add the minced garlic cloves to the mixture.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the cream and milk to a simmer. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching. Once it reaches a simmer, turn off the heat and let the mixture steep for about 30 minutes. This will allow the garlic flavour to infuse into the cream and milk.
  3. After the steeping time, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove the minced garlic. Press down on the garlic to extract as much liquid as possible, then discard the solids.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and granulated sugar until the mixture becomes pale and slightly thickened.
  5. Slowly pour the warm, strained cream and milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly to avoid curdling.
  6. Return the combined mixture to the saucepan and place it over low heat. Cook the custard, stirring constantly, until it thickens slightly and can coat the back of a spoon. This step should take about 5-7 minutes. Do not let it boil, as it may cause the eggs to curdle.
  7. Once the custard has thickened, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  8. Cover the custard and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight. Chilling the mixture allows the flavours to meld and intensify.
  9. Once the custard has chilled thoroughly, pour it into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  10. Transfer the freshly churned garlic ice cream into an airtight container and freeze it for an additional 2-3 hours to firm up.

Serve the garlic ice cream in small scoops, either on its own or paired with a complementary dessert like a dark chocolate brownie or almond biscotti.

Enjoy your unique and surprisingly delicious Garlic Ice Cream! Remember to inform your guests about the secret ingredient – they'll be intrigued and curious to give it a try.

Don't forget to tag us in your garlic creations on Instagram at @kangarooislandfreshgarlic or on Facebook at @kifreshgarlic.
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