By Kurada on July 17, 2006
Photo by KingdomHeartsIsLife
Photo by KingdomHeartsIsLife
"Yes, i know it sounds odd. Have friends or relatives who liked the popular video game Kingdom Hearts 2? Well, this is a tasty treat they'll definitely enjoy trying :)."
Serving Size: 1 (179 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 3
"I have never made a cooked ice-cream batter before, and this was a wonderful introductory recipe. Follow the instructions and don't worry too much about variations like not thick enough (mine was very runny) or poor incorporation of egg whites because these things will work themselves out it the freezing process. I don't know that anyone who is not a fan of KH would seek out this recipe, but they should. This is a perfect cold treat for a hot day. I used 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and it created the perfect salty-sweet taste - *exactly* what I was hoping for! Works well in popsicle molds, too (for the truly authentic KH experience :)"
"Awesome! I've always wanted to try this! Luckily, I own an icecream maker, though it hasn't been used in a while. The recipes that came with it all involved ice... Thus, it always came out gritty and not very good. Actually having a creamy mixture rather than a liquid one REALLY helps! Thanks for sharing this! LOVE KH!"
"this is so awesome im such a huge fan of kingdom hearts and my friends will freak out when i tell them i had sea salt ice cream thank u soo much!!!!"
"I made this with a friend, and it turned out great. We added the sea salt a little at a time, and started out using the two bag method to freeze the cream. Well, we got tired midway through, so we poured it into popsicle molds and froze it the rest of the way, and it turned out great!"
"Delicious! I've also found the perfect garnish for this ice cream...Carambola, commonly known as star fruit! When sliced, the slices have a perfect star shape. They look like paupo fruit!"
"imma make it soon i hope its good and i would use 1/2 SALT so i does not ruin it first then keep adding salt to see what u like, cus its a matter of taste"
"This recipe was wonderful! I wound up using 1/2 tsp of sea salt and that was the perfect amount. I also didn't use green food coloring, as the yellow of the custard helped to turn it the perfect color. Great recipe!"
"Made my first batch with this recipe last night. I decided to make a ServingX4 batch so I had adjusted all my measurements. I had issues when boiling the milk of the milk burning on the bottom slightly, leaving clumps of burnt milk in the mixture. I solved this by straining it before adding the egg whites and cooling it and it worked rather well, as well as made the mixture more creamy in texture, though ideas on fixing the burning would be nice. Turning the temperture down as the milk mixture thickens helps it alot. I also measured my sea salt as I added it to taste and found that for the listed size 1/2tsp of the sea salt is a perfect blend for starters. It is a 1:1 ratio of sweet:salty and can be altered once you have made it once and tasted it. The food coloring didnt want to mix in well, so I advise taking an electric mixer with a wisk attachment and running it on a very low setting for about a minute to get it all properly blended. Mine came out rather ice hard in freezing because of bad planning and I couldnt properly stir it as it froze, but the small sample bowl I made and could stir as it froze came out creamy and delicious. The recipe would be easier and probably better with an ice cream maker, but overall was simple to make and came out wonderfully."
"zOMG coming from one of the biggest KH otaku EVERRR....okay that's a lie, if you're a KH otaku you're pretty much on the same level as the rest of us. but it was delicious. my friends and i couldn't get it to a custard thickness; we had to choose between frozen-liquid ice cream or eggy-chunk-filled-ice cream. so we chose frozen-liquid, and it turned out fine, so if it doesn't get custardy-thick don't freak out ^^"
"I made this a fe weeks ago. I liked this a lot even though I wasent so sure. I liked the game as well but I still wasent so sure about sea salt ice cream. I did it to my taste and it turned out wonderfully. I dident have any food colorning but the taste was there. Next time Ill get the colorning so it will look like the one in KH2. Will defiently make this agian! :)"
"It came out pretty well. There are just a few things I'd change around. If you're doing this all by hand/whisk (and I was), I recommend saving step two for during step six (edited). Instead of beating the egg whites right off the bat, I'd wait until you have some time to kill. It cuts down on prep time and you don't have to do it over again if it separates while you're cooking the custard. The other thing I'd change about this recipe is the lack of a clear measurement on how much sea salt to put in. I didn't measure how much I put in and it turns out it wasn't enough. When I tasted the final product, it was only just a little saltier than regular French Vanilla ice cream. Two tips I'd give as well: 1. Have friends around to work on multiple steps at once. We cut down on a lot of prep time because we had extra hands. 2. When you're making the custard, you should turn the heat gradually lower as it thickens. It ended up boiling on me because I left it on medium heat a bit too long. 3. If your custard DOES end up boiling, or if your milk ends up getting a skin to it, just whisk it all back in at a rapid pace. It'll melt back into the mixture. 4. Pour the boiling milk slowly into the egg yolk/sugar mixture (which is supposed to be whisked until it's a smooth, pale yellow color) so as to avoid making an omelette. I went just a little too fast at some parts and ended up with little solid bits of egg yolk in the mixture. When I figure out how much sea salt you should put in for a really tasty treat, I'll let you know. Of course different people have different tastes, so any set amount should be tampered with at least a little until you get what's right for you. ~_^"
"I haven't even made it yet and I LOVE it I'm making it tonight and I hear it is delicious :] KINGDOM HEARTS FOREVER!!!"
"I made this this morning; i don't have an ice-cream maker, and the mixture didn't go as thick as it probably should have, but it tastes like ice-cream should and it's delicious! A great treat for an Akuroku fan like myself xD thank you for this recipe!"
"I'm a big Kingdom Hearts fan, so I'm so glad you posted this! Thanks!"
"Heehee. This ice cream is very yummy. My friend is about to move away so I tried to "remake" the scene of Axel and Roxas on the big clock in Twilight Town. It tasted like vanilla ice cream with saltyness hidden in it. But, it was yummy. Me and my friend enjoyed it. I can't eat it everyday though...I'm on a diet. But I think I should add a little more sea salt for that salty sweet taste. ^ ^"
"I only gave it a "mild" rating because when I tried to make this recipe, it sorta failed. I have put on my Christmas/Birthday/To Get list an ice cream maker. I currently don't have one, and that was probably the reason it did. Fail I mean. Instead of ice cream I got frozen cream. You might think I'm crazy already. The ice cream froze WAY too much and it would help if I could find a version of this recipe that doesn't require an ice cream maker. Sorry for raining on your parade."
"I made this when I was in a Kingdom Hearts mood. I had never made ice cream before and it turned out extremely well! Instead of adding 3 drops of green coloring I did 13 or 14 drops of blue (following the advice of someone else online). It was absolutely delicious and I called my friend who is also a KH fan and she practically ran over to my house to eat it with me. I can't wait to make this again!"