Goat Cheese & Mixed Berry Ice Cream
For lovers of personal challenges AND gourmet pairings in ice cream, I present to you this sweet treat. As a chef and food lover, it’s always fun to bring together ingredients in new delicious ways.
So, what are two of my favorite things? Cheese and ice cream. You don’t often find them together outside of cheesecake-inspired ice cream.
Could I bring together Goat Cheese and sweet-tart berries in a bowl of home-churned ice cream? The flavors work well in other types of food (like on gourmet toast). How would it work in a dessert? Turns out, it’s really delicious. Very satisfying on a warm summer evening.
Now if you’ve never made homemade ice cream, these are the tools you’ll need.
- electric or manual ice cream maker
- sauce pan
- instant thermometer
- mesh sieve for straining
- heat-safe bowl
- large loaf pan or resealable container
Make it Creamier
A trick I learned from Alton Brown (cook, tv personality, and one of my personal heroes) is to add jam or preserves to your ice cream mix if you like a really creamy scoop. Use jam by itself or in addition to your choice of fresh berries. The pectin in the jam or preserves makes the ice cream even more creamy. I tend to use both, or at the very least, serve the finished ice cream with fresh berries to take advantage of in-season fruit.
TIP: Make sure both the goat cheese and jam are cold. This helps with the freezing process while churning.
Ready for it? Let’s get mixing.
How long does it take to make? Long enough to make your mouth water. Realistically, though, it depends on your ice cream maker.
|4 egg yolks
|1cup whole milk
|2cups heavy cream
|2/3cup granulated sugar
|1pinch kosher salt
|110 oz jar high-quality berry preserves
|8ounces crumbled goat cheese