Recipe For Licorice Ice Cream

I used licorice powder to make my licorice ice cream. This meant I could control the flavour and make it as strong as I like the licorice to be.

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Another habit I have worked on changing is the number of pillows I use to sleep. Shortly before my 16th birthday I was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. From that day onwards I slept on one continental cushion. But then I moved out of home and bought myself a double bed. I decided to buy 2 pillows for each side. Slowly but surely I moved on to sleeping using 2 pillows. The continental cushion from that era is on the floor now as a dog bed. We still have continental pillows, but these are just an addition to the bedding. Dave tosses his on the floor the minute he gets into bed. And I use mine only in the morning when I sit up and read. When we travel I take my Granny Goose travel pillow with on the plane.

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For years I have been using this on top of one of the pillows where we stay. But I have found that the provided pillow is not always comfortable. With the addition of another travelling pillow I was able to get the same height as one of my pillows at home. At the beginning of December I started sleeping with one pillow. It took a month for me to get used to the feeling but it is something I should have tried ages ago. My neck is much better as I am sleeping flatter. And I now know my away-from-home sleeping will be comfortable. Another thing I should have tried ages ago is to make licorice ice cream. On holiday this is one of the flavours I sample, and I love it. I tried licorice bark first to make this with little success. But using the licorice powder worked perfectly.

Licorice Ice Cream
Licorice Ice Cream

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Licorice Ice Cream
 
You can up the flavour of the licorice by adding more powder
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Ingredients
  • 370mls milk
  • 7.5mls licorice powder
  • 80g fructose
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 130mls cream
Method
  1. Place the milk and licorice powder into a sauce pan and whisk to combine
  2. Bring up to blood temperature over a medium temperature
  3. Place the fructose and egg yolks into a mixing bowl and whisk until at the ribbon stage
  4. Temper the milk into the eggs and then return to the stove
  5. Stir with a wooden spoon for 5 minutes
  6. Remove from the heat and add the cream
  7. Stir to combine and then strain into a lipped jug
  8. Set aside to cool then cover and refrigerate overnight
  9. Churn as per your ice cream machine manufacturer's' instructions
  10. Place into a container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving

 

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17 thoughts on “Recipe For Licorice Ice Cream

  1. i always sleep on the flattest pillow i have. a bit difficult in hotels where they think everyone wants biiiig pillows:=)
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    1. That is why I take my pillows with me 🙂

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  2. i haven’t seen liquorice powder around here but i’m sure it must be available somewhere. (interested to see you use the American spelling for it). not sure how much i love the taste of it though.. cheers S
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    1. It had that spelling on the label which is why I used it. It takes some getting used to 🙂

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  3. There’s an ice scream shop in the US called 31 Flavors (I can’t remember the whole name) and at Halloween time we’d go there and I always ordered a double scoop of licorice and pumpkin. It was so beautiful because the pumpkin was orange, and the licorice was a charcoal black. I’ll never forget that, even though I was 11-12 when we lived in this specific town. Oh – Baskin and Robbins. In any case, they probably didn’t use licorice powder since your ice cream isn’t black. So I’m wondering how they made it. I really know nothing about licorice. Your dessert is stunning.
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    1. I could so go for that colour combination just for the look. You can get black colouring which I know is used in many places. But I didn’t want to make it look black 🙂

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  4. Hmmm, this sounds very interesting. I have not heard of licorice ice cream before and it sounds like something out of an Enid Blyton book. Michael would love this.

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    1. Maybe the two of you could make it together?

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  5. I am going to make this for my father-in-law because Licorice is his favorite!

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    1. I hope he enjoys it as much as I did 🙂

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  6. I am trying to get to like licorice more and I tried some in Copenhagen which I adored. I should give this a go since Mr NQN loves licorice!
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    1. That would be nice to make a treat especially for him 😏

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  7. i am only aware of one shop in town where I can get licorice ice crean – and know nothing about licorice powder.
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    1. It was a new find for me 🙂

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  8. Licorice ice cream?!?! I’ve never heard of such deliciousness before! Seriously, you should get an award or something for ingenuity! My husband does not care for licorice which means if I make this, I get the entire batch all to myself. SCORE!
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    1. That is how I feel about coffee ice cream 🙂

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