This post is in partnership with World Market, my favorite stop for specialty foods and home decor. All opinions are my own.
Now I know what you're thinking--Olive Oil?! Like for bread? Here's the thing-- olive oil has a bright and subtle flavor that pairs WONDERFULLY with sweet dishes. I used this extra virgin olive oil from the International Food Brands section at World Market along with some sugar and cream to whip up a delicious olive oil ice cream in my own kitchen! See how I did it below.
Ice Cream Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 cups whole milk
1 tsp. salt
4 large egg yolks, beaten
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup of shelled and chopped pistachios ( I used these)
1 cup melting chocolate for dipping cones
waffle ice cream cones
Tools and Gadgets
measuring cup and spoons
ice cream maker
large dish with lid for ice cream
For the Ice Cream
Combine sugar, milk and salt in a medium saucepan and simmer on low heat, whisking constantly to dissolve the sugar. Lower heat and gradually add in heavy cream. Remove from heat and add in egg yolks, whisking to incorporate into the mixture. If you don't temper the eggs into the mix properly (heat them up/cook too quickly) your ice cream will have an "eggy" taste that overpowers the delicate cream and olive oil--so be patient! Add in vanilla and olive oil and return to low heat whisking until thick. Allow the custard to cool in an ice bath or the fridge before churning. Transfer the mixture into an ice cream maker and complete using the recommended churn times directed by the manufacturer.
Store your olive oil ice cream in the freezer in a covered dish or serve immediately! How cute is this ceramic baking dish with wood lid that I picked up at World Market!
For the Cones
Melt the dipping chocolate in a double broiler or in the microwave, stirring occasionally. Line your work surface with parchment or wax paper. Transfer your chopped pistachios into a medium sized bowl along with some ChocoMaker Dark Chocolate Curls for dipping. Dip each cone into the melted chocolate and then into the chopped nuts to coat. Place on the wax paper while you wait for the chocolate to cool.
Here's another idea!
After churning your ice cream--transfer single-sized portions into small glass jars for serving. Dinner guests will LOVE the presentation of a handmade confection served in such an adorable container. I found these classic Weck jars and small dessert spoons at World Market.
Have you found any unusual or uncommon ingredient pairings you love?! I've seen some very interesting dessert and cocktail recipes with Sriracha lately. Be sure to check out World Market's International Favorites for other great recipes to try this summer!
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