Sunday, 8 January 2012

Toasted pine nuts, olive oil and caramel ice cream

Since I have the ice cream maker I have experimented a lot with different flavours and most of those experiments have been successful (please don't ask for the pea ice cream I made as that really didn't work out well and won't make it on the blog anytime soon...). As with chocolate I love to throw in a pinch of salt as it seems to bring out the flavours even better. Same goes for ice cream. And salted caramel is a classic by now, made even better by adding some salted peanuts if you ask me. For this ice cream though I used pine nuts that I toasted in olive oil and later added a salted caramel to the ice cream so you have ripples going through it.


300ml double cream
200ml milk
50g pine nuts
3 tbsp olive oil
4-5 tbsp sugar

For the caramel sauce
75g light brown sugar
50g salted butter
3tbsp double cream

For the toffee sauce heat all the ingredients in a pan and stir gently with a wooden spatula. When they are all blended to a sauce take off the heat and let cool down. In another pan heat the olive oil and toast the pine nuts. Take off the heat and let cool. Mix the sugar, milk and cream. Add the olive oil and chill the mixture in the fridge. Place in the ice cream maker for about 10-15 minutes or according to instructions for your machine. Spoon through the caramel sauce to create the ripples and it's ready to serve.


Anonymous said...

This sounds fantastic! Thanks for the post. We will be trying it very soon.

Dina said...

that sounds very creative and delicious!