This recipe shows you how to make a Peppermint and Licorice Ice Cream. It is pretty simple to make but allow yourself a bit of time to let the flavours infuse for a good flavour. This recipe uses Pukka Peppermint and Licorice tea bags which are infused in the milk and cream. It’s a subtle recipe and quite grown up. The tea is made with peppermint leaf and licorice root. It’s delicious to drink but makes a rather tasty and delicate ice cream too. I’m now on a mission to try out lots of other tea flavoured ice creams…next stop Earl Grey. I will let you know! Hope you like this one dear LoveIceCreamers x
Peppermint and Licorice Ice Cream
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A delicate peppermint and licorice ice cream that is a grown up treat.
Instead of peppermint and licorice tea, you could also try other teas, such as Earl Grey or Green Tea.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Put the milk, cream, sugar and tea bags into a saucepan.
Slowly bring to simmering point, stirring to help dissolve the sugar.
Meanwhile, separate the eggs. Whisk the egg yolks for 1-2 minutes so they become paler in colour.
Once the cream mixture has reached simmering point, add it to the egg yolks whisking all the time.
Put the mixture back on a very gentle heat. Leave the tea bags in. Cook until the custard thickens, stirring all the time for about 10-15 minutes. The custard should coat the back of a spoon when it is ready.
Cover with cling film and then chill until completely cold.
Strain through a sieve and then add to your turning ice cream maker. Churn for about 20 mins then pop in the freezer to firm up.