Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sage Ice Cream with Brown Sugar

This ice cream is a real hit in our household and definitely one of my favorites. It is not only the flavor of sage but bits of leaves that you can feel under your tongue, that are giving this ice cream its distinctive feature.


2 egg yolks
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 ½ tbls fresh sage leaves (about 20 leaves) chopped

In a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, mix the egg yolks and sugar. Add milk and cream and cook, stirring, over a medium heat for 10 minutes. Add chopped sage leaves and cook for 10 minutes more, until custard coats the back of a wooden spoon.
Transfer the mixture into a container and freeze for 2 hours. Before ice cream is set mix it with electric mixer to prevent crystallizing. Repeat the process several times, every hour. Serve garnished with fresh sage leaves.
If you really want to impress your guests, serve it with candied sage leaves which you will prepare following this recipe: Candied Flowers

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