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
- In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream and whole milk. Add the minced garlic cloves to the mixture.
- 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.
- 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.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and granulated sugar until the mixture becomes pale and slightly thickened.
- Slowly pour the warm, strained cream and milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly to avoid curdling.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cover the custard and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight. Chilling the mixture allows the flavours to meld and intensify.
- Once the custard has chilled thoroughly, pour it into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- 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.