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Licorice Ice Cream

Ingredients (7)

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 10 (1-inch-long) soft black licorice candies
  • 2 tablespoons Pernod liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories246
  • Fat14.49g
  • Saturated fat8.31g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs24.47g
  • Fiber
  • Sugar21.59g
  • Protein3.2g
  • Cholesterol132.08mg
  • Sodium48.69mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (10 servings) Powered by

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Licorice Ice Cream

A creamy, spicy ice cream flavored with tasty black licorice candy.

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Instructions

  1. 1Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar in a large bowl. In a nonaluminum saucepan, combine the milk, heavy cream, and licorice and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently so the licorice melts. (If the licorice resists melting, purée it with some hot milk.)
  2. 2Beat a little of the hot milk mixture into the eggs and then, in a steady stream, slowly whisk in the rest of the hot milk. Return the mixture to a pan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens visibly and registers 165°F on a candy thermometer. Do not boil.
  3. 3Remove from the heat and stir in the Pernod liqueur and vanilla extract. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl, discarding any solids. Cool, then chill in the refrigerator. Freeze as directed in an ice cream maker.

Beverage pairing: Cocchi Barolo Chinato, Italy. The sharp flavor of licorice is best confronted head-on with a small dram of this wine-based, fortified liqueur from the Piedmont region of Italy. Flavored with herbs, roots, and quinine, this digestivo will make a nice counterpart to the ice cream.

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