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Basil lime ice cream

 

‘When you make your own ice cream, it is fun to experiment with different flavours. Ice cream made with fruit or chocolate is always tasty, but you may want to try our basil lime ice cream too. Nicely fresh on the palate. A real summer treat!’

 

 MG 5382       

Requirements

500 ml milk
250 ml whipping cream
25 g basil leaves
some basil flowers, if desired
200 g fine granulated sugar
1 tablespoon of finely grated lemon zest
¼ teaspoon of salt
6 egg yolks ice cream maker + blender or hand blender


 


Preparation:


Put the basil, milk, cream, sugar, lemon zest, salt and egg yolks in a blender or purée the ingredients with a hand blender until a smooth mass arises.

Pour the mixture into a saucepan and softly bring it to the boil until the sugar dissolves.

Remove the pan from the stove and allow the mixture to cool off to room temperature.

Then put the mixture in the fridge so that it gets really cold.

Pour the cold mixture in the ice cream maker and follow the machine’s instructions.

Serve the ice cream with fresh basil leaves and flowers.

Tip: very tasty with strawberries too