Prep 8 hrs
Cook 30 mins
From Charlie Trotter's Restaurant, Chicago, Illinois via About.com "The minty and woodsy flavor of rosemary shines in this easy ice cream sweetened with honey." I've got a ginormous rosemary bush out back that is ready for a trim! Prep time includes chilling time. Cook time does not include freezing in ice cream maker. Makes enough custard for 2 batches of ice cream using my little Cuisinart machine.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 36 fresh rosemary sprigs
- 8 large egg yolks
- 2⁄3 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- In heavy saucepan combine the cream, half and half, and the rosemary. Bring mixture just to a boil and remove the pan from heat. Let cream mixture stand for 15 minutes.
- In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, honey, and sugar. Add the cream mixture in a stream, whisking, and pour the mixture back into pan.
- Cook the custard over moderately low heat, stirring until it registers 170 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
- Strain through a fine sieve set over another bowl and let cool completely.
- Freeze the custard in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's direction.