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maple walnut ice cream

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

A great combination of flavors with a nice crunch to it makes this ice cream irresistible! A delectable summer treat that everyone will enjoy...

serves 1 quart
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For maple walnut ice cream

  • 1 c
    dark maple syrup
  • 3 c
    35% heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt or fleur de sel
  • 3 lg
    free-run egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure maple extract
  • 1/4 c
    chopped walnuts

How To Make maple walnut ice cream

  • 1
    In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, add maple syrup and simmer until it reduces to ¾ cup, about 8 minutes (syrup will turn to an orangey color and foam). Pour in cream and add sea salt. Stir the cream mixture, increase the heat to medium-high and bring it to a boil; remove from the heat.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks. Slowly, temper the eggs with cream mixture, adding a little at the time. Add maple extract and transfer egg mixture into the saucepan; stir constantly. Cook on medium-low for 2 minutes or until it just starts to boil again.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 350ºF. Remove from heat and transfer the mixture into a large measuring cup. Let it cool completely stirring once in a while before covering with plastic wrap, touches the mixture to prevent crust forming, and transfer to the fridge to chill, about 3 hours.
  • 4
    Meantime, spread walnuts onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat and transfer to preheated oven; toast for 15 minutes. Remove and cool to room temperature.
  • 5
    When ready to churn, pour custard into the bowl and process according to the manufacturers’ instructions until it reaches a nice consistency. About 5 minutes before the end, add toasted walnuts. When done, scoop ice cream into containers and transfer to the freezer for 3 to 4 hours before serving.
  • 6
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