Rich and creamy homemade ice cream made with, yes, extra virgin olive oil (E.V.O.O. I.C. if you will). The bright, fruity, and nutty flavors of olive oil translate surprisingly well in a sweet application like this one. You have to taste it to believe it!
I think this ice cream would be lovely served with fresh summer fruit, a bittersweet chocolate sauce, or even a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar. Or you can really blow some minds and serve a scoop of this on top of my olive oil chocolate loaf cake. Oh yes indeed.
I tested the recipe two ways, once by whisking the olive oil in with the egg yolks before the mixture is cooked and chilled, and a second batch where I added the olive oil just before churning (so the oil is never heated).
I have a few different containers for storing homemade ice creams, some insulated, some not. I often just use plain paper ice cream cartons which I can then label and date (and reuse at least once or twice if you scoop from it gently, just rinse out the inside and let dry). When storing homemade ice cream for more than a few days, I recommend pressing a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap on the surface of the churned ice cream to prevent freezer burn.
It might sound unusual, but olive oil ice cream is pretty incredible. The texture is rich and creamy, with a hint of fruity olive oil flavor. For best results, use a fresh, light, and fruity olive oil as opposed to a peppery one. Try this olive oil ice cream recipe for a unique, impressive dessert!
Pour the mixture into a clean bowl. Whisk in the olive oil until smooth, then cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic directly against the liquid to prevent a skin from forming on top as it cools down. Place in the refrigerator and chill until cold, around 4 hours.
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baking tip:SCALDING MILKWhen making a custard (which serves as the base for this ice cream recipe), it is necessary to scald the milk. This accomplishes two things: it dissolves the sugar, and when whisked into eggs it increases their temperature slowly and helps prevent curdling.
I adore vanilla ice cream. I have been looking at olive oil ice creasm for while but was scared to try it. I have to try it now that you have successful made it, because I know your recipes always work. Too bad it is winter here but any time is ice cream time!
This ice cream embodies those principals, with its creamy, delicate texture and unusual combination of flavors. A bit of flaky salt lends eye-opening crunch, and I dare your palate to not be amused by the subtle complexity of fruity olive oil and herbaceous tarragon.
I never would have thought to combine tarragon and olive oil in an ice cream. But last week, I came upon the idea while helping professional food photographer Eric Wolfinger style a shoot illustrating the concept of savory elements in desserts for Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants.
Pre-shoot, I read through a series of interviews by Kimpton pastry chefs, including Tim Nugent of Scala's in San Francisco, who said that his favorite dessert to incorporate savory elements into is gelato; specifically, tarragon olive oil. So I put that on the list, and Eric responded by saying, \"Tarragon olive oil gelato I want to eat that!\"
He didn't have to twist my arm. I whipped up a batch based on David Lebovitz's olive oil ice cream from my ice cream bible,The Perfect Scoop,and blended in a bunch of blanched and shocked tarragon, a technique I learned from my stint at Farallon which keeps the herb looking vibrant. The finished ice cream was bright pea green and tasted like nothing I'd ever experienced previously. During the shoot, we ended up nestling a scoop of it beside a strip of bacon topped with whole roasted baby bell peppers which we drizzled with dark chocolate and sprinkled with flakes of sea salt and crushed peppercorns.It tasted as outrageous as it sounds.
While I enjoyed the crazy dessert we concocted for the photo shoot, I like this ice cream best plain, drizzled with a bit more olive oil and flecked with a tiny pinch of crunchy Maldon salt. But tarragon and olive oil both pair well with citrus (especially grapefruit), berries and chocolate. I can imagine serving this in a berry soup, with grilled peaches or pineapple, with black pepper shortbread, or next to a slice of flourless chocolate cake. And I'd wager that basil olive oil ice cream would be a tasty variation, lacking tarragon.
While you might expect olive oil ice cream to feel heavy on the palate, or taste unpleasantly like olives (or oil), the effect is actually sublime. The texture is as smooth, dense and delicate as any good, home-churned ice cream, and the flavor comes through as something mysterious, subtle and fruity. In this ice cream, the flavor of the tarragon adds yet another dimension, winding its way around the nuances of the olive oil without obscuring it.
This ice cream is all about the olive oil, so use the best stuff you can afford, preferably freshly-pressed and extra-virgin. French tarragon (as opposed to the Russian variety) has the best flavor and is the stuff most commonly found at well-stocked grocery stores and farmer's markets (see photo in post, above). This ice cream is 'amusing and surprising' on its own, or drizzled with a bit of extra olive oil and flecked with a pinch of flaky sea salt; see the post above for further serving suggestions.
Immediately remove the pot from the heat and pour the hot custard into the cold, heavy cream. Place in the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours, and up to 2 days. (If you're in a hurry, you can place the mixture in an ice water bath and stir until it is cold.)
Place the blanched, squeezed tarragon in a blender. Add about a cup of the cold ice cream base and blend on low until smooth, slowly adding the remaining ice cream base. With the motor still running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve.
Churn the ice cream:Return the ice cream base to the jar and place it in the freezer for half an hour to get it really cold, shaking or stirring it every 10 minutes (this will make for a smoother ice cream). Spin the ice cream in an ice cream maker until it is the consistency of a thick milkshake. Transfer the ice cream to a storage container (preferably one that has been chilled in the freezer) and freeze for at least 2 hours for a scoopable consistency.
Hmm I'm sorry to hear that that's happening! I wonder if the larger batch is taking longer to churn and splitting for that reason Or is it possible that adding the olive oil more slowly to the blender might help it incorporate a little better I wouldn't think that the anglaise being too cold would be an issue, but I suppose it's possible. I wouldn't think using more tarragon would cause a problem either, though maybe it's adding more water content which is making the ice cream base less stable or something
As someone who basically lives for ice cream, this dessert was life-changingly good. When we moved back to Boston, I decided to make my own version. I went all out and used extra virgin olive oil in the ice cream, as well as for the topping. It was the best ice cream I had ever made.
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True to form, we had to drive across the city, circle the neighborhood a handful of times to find parking, and then wait in line for half an hour, but even being down on the city, this chocolate ice cream felt worth it. It was so rich and decadent, with that perfect level of bitter and sweet, all sprinkled with flaky sea salt to make it sing. This shop was known both for its quirky and sophisticated flavors and toppings, and so I somewhat skeptically ordered mine with the topping people were raving about: extra virgin olive oil.
I'm just nuts about olive oil. And what's super swell is that it is such a healthy food, specifically extra virgin olive oil. What I've taken from my research on olive oil is that extra virgin olive oil is liquid gold. It is processed quickly and carefully, in a way that retains its rich health benefits, which include stellar anti-oxdant and anti-inflammatory power. Light and other olive oils are more refined, they're blended and less healthful. Extra virgin olive oil is pure olive juice - it's where the goodness is at - and more information is coming out saying that, indeed, you can cook with olive oil at a higher heat than previously thought. The tip is to buy a top quality, freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil with a good fatty acid profile, then store it in a cool, dark place. I am such a fan and use it daily in my cooking, drizzling on salads and pasta dishes and now... ice-cream. 781b155fdc