|Strawberry Basil Ice Cream|
It’s strawberry season here in the southwest and we are having way too much fun. Take this strawberry basil ice cream for example. We infused the ice cream base with fresh basil creating a delicate savory essence if you will. The custard is cooked again and then cooled. Fresh and frozen strawberries were added and refrigerated until completely chilled and then churned in an ice cream maker. I used frozen berries in conjunction with the fresh because I wanted more juice to help “color” the ice cream. Chunks of strawberries were also added for their texture and flavor. The only thing I would do different next time would be to cut the strawberry chunks smaller. This strawberry basil ice cream is sweet and savory with a sophisticated touch!
|Strawberry Basil Ice Cream in the Making|
*Read directions completely before beginning. Also an instant-read or digital thermometer is needed.