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Orange Basil Ice Cream Recipe

Orange Basil Ice Cream Ingredients

  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, split
  • 6 fresh large basil leaves, coarsely torn or choppe Zest of ½ orange
  • 2/3 cup sugar

Preparation Method

  • Place a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat.

  • Combine the cream, vanilla, and basil to the pot.

  • Gently warm the cream over the heat, but do not let it come to a boil.

  •  Remove the saucepan from the heat when the mixture is just coming to a simmer: you should see steam rising from the surface and small bubbles forming along the edges.

  • Add the sugar and the orange zest, and stir until combined.

  • Remove from the heat, set aside and allow the mixture to infuse while cooling to room temperature.

  •  Optional: Strain into a clean container.

  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours until cold, or overnight.

  • Stir the chilled mixture and then freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.

  •  Transfer ice cream to a container and freeze until solid, about 2 hours. Remove to the refrigerator to “cure” about 20 minutes before serving.

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