Salted Honey Ice Cream
This is dirty sexy. It’s a little bit of effort to do but this recipe came out better than just using an ice cream machine alone. My ice cream machine tends to put out soft serve but with the ice bath and semi-freezing it before putting in the ice cream maker. I still needed to let it freeze up in the freezer after the machine but it’s beautiful! The original recipe is from A Cozy Kitchen but I used eggs from a neighbor, local wildflower honey and Himalayan pink salt, so good!
- 8 tablespoons honey (clover or sage)
- 3/4 teaspoon Maldon sea salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 cup heavy cream
- To a bowl, prepare an ice bath by adding 10 or so ice cubes and adding a few splashes of water. Set a slightly smaller bowl inside the bigger bowl and set a sieve or strain inside the smaller bowl. Set the whole ice bath contraption aside.
- In a small saucepan or skillet, heat the honey over medium-low heat. Add the salt and mix; take the pan off the heat and set it aside.
- To a medium saucepan, add the milk and sugar; heat over medium until the milk reaches a slight simmer and the sugar dissolves. Once it reaches the simmer, remove the pan from the heat.
- In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks together, thoroughly. Next you’re going to temper the milk mixture. Whisking the entire time, add about 1/4 cup of warm milk to the egg yolks. Add the remainder of the milk to the egg yolk mixture and whisk. Return the entire mixture back to the medium saucepan and place over low heat. Cook the milk and yolk mixture, stirring constantly, until the thermometer reads 170 to 175 degrees F and the mixture appears thick and coats the back of the spoon.
- Pour the mixture through the sieve into the bowl. If the honey has cooled, quickly rewarm it and add it to the egg yolk mixture, mixing thoroughly. Lastly, stir in the heavy cream. Keep mixing until the mixture is room temperature. Wrap the bowl in plastic and transfer it to the fridge for 4-5 hours, or overnight, until very cold.
- Churn the mixture into the bowl of your ice cream maker, according to your ice cream maker’s instructions. Serve immediately for soft serve or alternatively transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze overnight.