Star Anise Ice Cream

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 1hr 15mins


  • 2
    cups milk
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 12
    cup about 1 1/2 ounces whole star anise (available at specialty foods shops and Asian markets)
  • 8
    large egg yolks
  • 2
    tablespoons Pernod


  • In a heavy saucepan combine the milk, the cream, the sugar, and the star anise, bring the mixture just to a boil, and remove the pan from the heat.
  • In a bowl whisk together the egg yolks, add the cream mixture in a stream, whisking, and pour the mixture back into the pan.
  • Cook the custard over moderately low heat, stirring, until it registers 170ºF on a candy thermometer, strain it through a fine sieve set over another bowl, and let it cool completely.
  • Stir in the Pernod and freeze the custard in an ice-cream freezer according to the manufacturer's instructions.