Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 12- Ice Cream with Honey

For a more natural ice cream without the sugar, try this recipe made with honey! I like it, but next time no orange flavor, I want to taste the nuts and honey, yummy!
I did add almonds to the ice cream, but added pecans on top. Recipe for the caramel sauce Day 13.

Honey Ice Cream
adapted from the book- Honey by Gene Opton
Yield: about 2 quarts

2/3 cup chopped, blanched almonds (about one 4-ounce package of slivered almonds)
3 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
2/3 cup honey
2 oranges, zested
1 teaspoon almond extract
¼ teaspoon salt
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream until slightly thickened. Add the honey gradually, beating until the mixture is well blended. Stir in the orange rind, almond extract, and salt. Freeze in an ice cream maker, adding the nuts as the mixture begins to harden. Freeze until quite firm, then transfer to a covered container, and let mellow in the freezer compartment for a few hours before serving.
Ms. Opton notes that this recipe is a lighter recipe, as there are no eggs. And that you can omit the orange rind and almond to emphasize the honey character. Try different types of honey for distinctive flavors.

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