Honeyed imported Chèvre Ice Cream w Fresh Berries
Honey and goat cheese are a match made in heaven! And this easy, luscious, super creamy and elegantly flavored ice cream is a wonderful way to enjoy them. Just top with fresh or defrosted frozen berries for a fun and unique dinner party dessert!Print
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup honey
- Pinch salt
- 4 egg yolks beaten
- 4 ounces 1/2 cup crumbled imported Chèvre
- Mixed berries or berry sauce for garnish
Heat cream, milk, honey, and salt in a saucepan until just simmering. Use a glass measuring cup to scoop out some of the hot cream mixture and slowly pour it into the yolks, whisking constantly. Add a second scoop and keep whisking (this is to heat up the yolks and keep them from turning into scrambled eggs in the hot mixture!)
Add the egg and cream mixture back into the saucepan and cook on low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Strain the warm cream mixture through a mesh strainer onto the crumbled cheese in a large bowl and whisk until fully incorporated and smooth.
Cover and cool the mixture in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours or overnight. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturers instructions. Transfer to a container in the freezer to fully harden.
Tip: You can also swirl berry puree or berry sauce directly into the ice cream mixture for a pretty ribboned effect!