I wanted to make a special ice cream to serve with a plum tart tatin I was making for a dinner party. Tarte Tatin is my go-to dessert and ice cream is one of the easiest treats for me to make. This champagne ice cream seemed like the perfect one. I was given a bottle of MCC from Leopard’s Leap and decided to use this for my dessert. I was telling a friend of mine who is from France about the ice cream and she suggested I use vanilla as the spice for the ice cream. As I had some vanilla powder at home, I used this and not vanilla bean for the ice cream. I am sure a vanilla bean would work just as well, and even some cardamom might add an interesting dimension to this champagne ice cream.
Today’s inspirational recipe from Lavender and Lime ♥ Champagne Ice Cream ♥ #LavenderAndLime Click To Tweet
Why don’t you experiment and let me know what spice you chose?
Champagne Ice Cream
- 250 mls champagne
- 400 mls milk
- 100 mls cream
- 5 mls vanilla powder
- 5 egg yolks
- 80 g fructose
- Place the champagne into a small saucepan and bring to the boil
- Set aside to cool
- Place the milk, Cream and vanilla into a saucepan
- Bring to blood temperature over a medium heat
- Whisk the egg yolks and the sugar together until you reach a ribbon stage
- Pour half of the milk onto the egg yolks and whisk until mixed
- Return the mixture to your saucepan
- Stir with a wooden spoon until a custard forms and remove from the heat
- Sieve the custard into a pouring jug
- Mix in the champagne
- Cool overnight and then churn in an ice cream churner as per the manufacturer’s instructions
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In South Africa we may not use the term Champagne when describing our version of this beverage. The term is protected and may only be used for bottles produced in that region of France. Here we use the term Methode Cap Classique or MCC.
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44 thoughts on “Champagne Ice Cream”
Oh, yes beautiful – Tandy – just my sort of dessert – will put away for the next time I need a special dessert.
I hope you enjoy it Rachel 🙂
Ooh yummy! 🙂 xx
thank you xox
Never tried champagne ice cream, I would love to though. I drink champagne every day!
Good for you Ela! I should start doing the same 🙂
Tandy, this dessert is just soooo elegent! I can just see myself serving this up at a wedding, how classy and beautiful that would be. What a fun way to toast the new couple.
What a fantastic idea!
Wow , I have never had bubbly ice cream before. I bet your dinner guest were impressed or at least did not leave until the tart and icecream was inhaled!
I made them leave some of the ice cream for me 😉
I had no idea there was such a thing! Sounds and looks absolutely divine. 🙂
Thank you Mel, there are a lot of things that only exist in my head 😉
Lovely idea – have made champagne sorbet but neer champagne ice cream!
oh, I have to try the sorbet 🙂
I’ve never heard of champagne ice cream, but would love to try it. Especially with the cardamom addition you suggested. 🙂
I think I shall try the alternate version as well Krista 🙂
When I saw the title or your post I was “are you serious?” This ice cream just sounds delicious and yes perfect paired with the plum art…awesome dessert!
Hope you are having a colorful week Tandy 😀
Thank you Juliana, my week has been awesome 🙂
What a fun infusion into the ice cream!
So perfect for a grand evening 🙂
I love the sound of this recipe Tandy because I can imagine so many desserts that it would pair with! 😀
I am going to have to start experimenting to test that out 🙂
Ooo, now this is my kind of ice cream!
Have a wonderful weekend Tandy.
🙂 Mandy xo
Hopefully the weather will improve so we can have some more this weekend 🙂
Wow, I love experimentation such as this! Very clever…Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure Julie 🙂
Oh wow, champagne ice cream? That is crazy, it looks so delicious 😀
That is such a fun idea!
Choc Chip Uru
Thank you so much for the compliment Uru 🙂
This sounds terrific! I love making ice cream, and other frozen desserts. While I have made champagne sorbet, I have never used it in ice cream. I bet it was fab. Brava!
Grazie! I shall have to try the champagne sorbet when I next make a flavour 🙂
Wow this is so cool and unique! I love the idea, it feels so classy 🙂
Thanks Medha, it is quite classy 🙂
Not keen on ice-cream but could make an exception for this.
Ice cream is a big weakness of mine, especially when we travel 🙂
How exquisite Tandy, I’ve never tasted champagne ice cream but can imagine it would be lovely!
Quite a lovely taste in my opinion 🙂
Oh my goodness! This sounds incredibly decadent. I love champagne and ice cream.
It is quite decadent and got a big thumbs up last night from our dinner guests 🙂
I never would have thought of making champagne ice cream, but it sounds like an absolutely perfect choice to go with plums. Very nice indeed! 🙂
Thank you Helen 🙂
I made your lovely ice-cream & loved it so much! My husband agreed with me!
So glad you enjoyed it Sophie 🙂
Champers ice-cream… Yeassss Please! Just bought me one of those single serve ice-cream machines, totally making this little beauty. 🙂
Oh, that machine sounds so interesting Anna! Hope you will blog about it 🙂