Ice cream is the perfect dessert, no matter what time of year. Creamy and rich, it both pairs well with and carries many flavors — from fruits to spices. At its heart, it is a simple crème anglaise (French for “English Cream”) consisting of just cream, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. But beginning with those four bases leaves us with many possibilities!
The vanilla can be switched with spices, the milk can be infused, or you can add in chocolate or fruits at the end. But we can take it even one step further. Some of the fat can be substituted with a quality extra virgin olive oil for example, which will completely change not only the flavor but the final texture of the ice cream. Discover the effects of olive oil on our favorite cold dessert in this recipe!