Pairs well with: Wedding cake. Chocolate cake or fudge brownies. Milk chocolate bunnies.
A salty, buttery mint ice cream with white chocolate flecks. Turmeric adds a soft ivory yellow.
Savannah Buttermint Ice Cream was inspired by the pastel-colored white chocolate disks found in old-timey chocolate shops and those powdery, melt-in-your-mouth mint candies in the restaurants of our grandparents’ generation. It’s slightly salty, minty, and very buttery. The white chocolate flecks give it a pronounced creaminess.
There is a special ingredient in this ice cream: the butter flavor. It’s one of very few flavorings that we stock in our kitchen, but believe me, it’s the right thing here. We use one from Frontier Natural Products, and it’s potently concentrated. A bit of turmeric gives the ice cream color but no added flavor. The creamy pale yellow hue sets the mood for buttermint: Easter baskets, white gloves, and baby showers.