Absinthe Ice Cream a Dessert So Good It Should be Outlawed
Many cooks shy away from making ice cream, using the “I don’t have an ice cream maker” excuse. My virtual friend (she’s real I just haven’t met her in person) Jill Colonna is a Scottish woman living in Paris; she writes the blog Mad About Macarons, as well as having written several books. This recipe for Absinthe Ice Cream is an adaptation of one that she created for her blog with Drambuie. No churning required, freezer ice cream, it’s almost a miracle.
Absinthe Ice Cream
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 6 tbsp Water
- 6 Egg Yolks reserve whites for another use
- 1 cup Heavy Cream lightly whipped
- 3 tbsps Absente La Crème Absinthe, or other liqueur
- Put the sugar in a small saucepan and add the 6 tablespoons of water.
- Bring to a boil for a few seconds, then set aside.
- Whisk the egg yolks in a large heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water (bain-Marie).
- When they are light in color, add the hot sugar syrup and keep whisking until the mixture thickens and forms a ribbon when you pull the whisk up from the yolk mixture.
- Remove from the heat and continue to whisk until it’s cool.
- Add the liqueur (don’t add more than the 3 tablespoons called for – it’s plenty!) and use a good flexible spatula to fold in the lightly whipped cream.
- Freeze for six hours, or overnight.