Be inspired by ♥ Amarula And Mushroom Ice Cream

After tasting this ice cream over and over again, I cannot help but think what an amazing stand alone dessert it will make. I can imagine this ice cold dessert being served alongside a strong, hot espresso for afternoon tea after spending the day in the bushveld. I would not say no to it after a meal enjoyed with friends around a camp fire either. This recipe forms part of the Celebrate Amarula As Part Of South African’s Heritage competition and is my first entry. The participants of this competition have been tasked to create a dish using Amarula, and the prize is a luxury getaway in the Bushveld. To this end, I was provided with a bottle of Amarula and it started my thought process and the first recipe I came up with is this amazing ice cream. The ice cream is easy to make and you will need two lots of overnight’s to get it to a frozen state. Ice cream with alcohol does not freeze solidly which means you do not need to take it out of the freezer before serving.

Amarula And Mushroom Ice Cream

Amarula And Mushroom Ice Cream

Amarula And Mushroom Ice Cream
 
Ingredients
  • 460mls milk
  • 40g dried mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 4 egg yolks *
  • 110g castor sugar - I used fructose
  • 120mls cream
  • 30mls Amarula
Method
  1. Add the milk, mushrooms and fennel seeds to a pan and bring to the boil
  2. While you are waiting for the milk to boil, whisk the sugar into the egg yolks
  3. Strain the milk into the egg mixture and return to the heat
  4. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon
  5. Remove from the heat and pour into a bowl
  6. Mix in the cream and Amarula
  7. Allow to cool before placing in the fridge overnight
  8. Churn in an ice cream maker as per the manufacturers’ instructions
  9. Place in the freezer overnight before serving
My Notes
Cooks note: if you don’t have an ice cream maker place the custard straight into the freezer – mix every couple of hours as the custard freezes
* keep your egg whites to make meringues

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About Tandy

Tandy is passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when she cooks. She lives in Gordons Bay in a cottage with her husband and three dogs. Tandy and Dave are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year they visit a new place to experience the food of the area and you can follow along on their adventures.


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Recipe For Amarula And Mushroom Ice Cream — 28 Comments

  1. Wow! Very creative and interesting combination. I have to try it sometime 🙂

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    • let me know when you do!

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  2. It’s been so hot here lately, that it sounds like just the answer as I love ice cream and Amarula.

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  3. Wow, Tandy, what a brilliant recipe!!!

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    • Thank you Pink 🙂

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  4. Oh m’gosh this sounds AMAZING!! Winning recipe!!

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    • thanks my friend xox

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  5. Mushrooms? In ice cream? Really?

    And yet, I now have implicit faith in your recipes. I love making ice cream, and I can grab some really rich cream and milk while we’re in Cornwall. Thanks, Tandy!

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    • Can you get me some clotted cream while you are there! How I wish that were possible 🙂

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  6. Amazingly weird and weirdly amazing. Would love to try this!

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    • It is really an interesting combination 🙂

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  7. Now this is not a combination I would have thought of – very original Tandy! Beautifully photographed!
    🙂 Mandy

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    • Thank you so much Mandy for the compliment 🙂

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  8. Wow! What a combination! Very creative.

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    • thank you!

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  9. very interesting combination. But the thought of Amarula makes it a very nice idea 🙂

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  10. I’m trying to imagine mushrooms in ice cream. I would love to have a taste though. 😉

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    • Imagine a woody, dense taste – like when you sniff truffles 😉

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  11. Mushrooms?? In ice cream? Who would have thunk? What type of dried mushrooms did you use Tandy? I have been trying for over a week to get onto the Amarula website…it keeps telling me my birth date is invalid…very frustrating! Have a grand weekend….the rain is pelting down here and its dark and dreary…and cold xx

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    • maybe the website thinks you are TOO young LOL! I had dried shitake mushrooms at home but you can use any as the depth of flavour in the dried mushrooms is the same. It is pelting down here as well 🙂 Enjoy your weekend xox

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  12. Mushroom flavour? Now that is exotic! And it looks so fantastic 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    • thanks, it was a bit exotic indeed 🙂

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  13. Love Amarula but I confess I’m not sure about the mushroom flavour! Would love to taste it. Nice photo Tandy.

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    • Thanks Sue, you could not actually taste mushrooms, more a woody depth to the flavour if that makes sense? I am glad you think the photo is nice 🙂

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  14. I remember having a dessert in Kruger years ago which was amarula in the middle of fried icecream – so decadent and so delicious!

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    • oh wow, that sounds perfect 🙂

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  15. Interesting flavours, although I have not heard of Amarula. Ice creams with alcohol are always a good idea.

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    • It is a South African liqueur made from Marula berries – take a look if you want to http://www.amarula.com 🙂

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