Olive Oil Ice Cream

You might be wondering, Does this really taste good? The answer is yes. Choose a light-bodied, fruity olive oil rather than a heavy, peppery one.


1 3/4 cups whole milk

¼ cup heavy cream

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar

4 large egg yolks

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil


special equipment:

An ice cream maker

Nutritional Information

Calories (kcal) 180

Fat (g) 14

Saturated Fat (g) 4.5

Cholesterol (mg) 120

Carbohydrates (g) 14

Dietary Fiber (g) 0

Total Sugars (g) 14

Protein (g) 3

Sodium (mg) 90



Bring milk, cream, salt, and ½ cup sugar just to a simmer in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar; remove from heat.

Whisk egg yolks and 2 Tbsp. sugar in a medium bowl until pale, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk ½ cup hot milk mixture into yolks. Whisk yolk mixture into remaining milk mixture in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, 2–3 minutes. Strain custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl set in a large bowl of ice water; whisk in oil. Let cool, stirring occasionally. Process custard in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer ice cream to an airtight container, cover, and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.

Olive Oil Ice Cream

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