Yields8 ServingsPrep Time30 minsChill Time / Freeze Time2 hrs 20 minsTotal Time2 hrs 50 mins
AuthorSunset

This ice cream has a delicate flavor; if you prefer a deeper taste, substitute a darker honey. The recipe is from Anne Walker and Kris Hoogerhyde of San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery.

How to Make It

1

Combine cream, milk, honey, and salt in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until it just reaches a bare simmer. Reduce heat to low.

2

Put yolks in a medium bowl. Drizzle 1/2 cup of hot cream mixture into eggs, whisking constantly. Whisk in rest of hot cream, 1/2 cup at a time. Pour mixture back into saucepan.

3

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture slightly thickens to the texture of heavy cream, 3 to 4 minutes.

4

Strain custard through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean bowl. Set bowl in a larger bowl of ice and cold water and let cool completely, stirring occasionally. Remove from ice bath, cover with plastic wrap, and chill at least 2 hours and up to overnight. (The colder it is, the faster it will freeze.)

5

Freeze custard in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Eat right away or, for a firmer ice cream, freeze at least 4 hours. Serve with Honey Roasted Figs spooned on top.

Ingredients

 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
 3/4 cup low-fat milk (1%)
 1/4 cup light honey
 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
 5 large egg yolks
 Honey Roasted Figs

Directions

1

Combine cream, milk, honey, and salt in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until it just reaches a bare simmer. Reduce heat to low.

2

Put yolks in a medium bowl. Drizzle 1/2 cup of hot cream mixture into eggs, whisking constantly. Whisk in rest of hot cream, 1/2 cup at a time. Pour mixture back into saucepan.

3

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture slightly thickens to the texture of heavy cream, 3 to 4 minutes.

4

Strain custard through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean bowl. Set bowl in a larger bowl of ice and cold water and let cool completely, stirring occasionally. Remove from ice bath, cover with plastic wrap, and chill at least 2 hours and up to overnight. (The colder it is, the faster it will freeze.)

5

Freeze custard in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Eat right away or, for a firmer ice cream, freeze at least 4 hours. Serve with Honey Roasted Figs spooned on top.

Honey Ice Cream