Chestnut Ice Cream

I was in the mood to make some ice cream, but was not sure what flavour. And then Greg shared a photograph on Instagram of his chestnut spread, and I was inspired straight away to make this chestnut ice cream. The flavour is subtle and was perfect on Christmas day when paired with fruit cake.

Chestnut Ice Cream
Chestnut Ice Cream
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A couple of years ago I would never have considered listening to podcasts. Then Lorraine mentioned she listened to them and I decided to give one a try. And now I am sort of addicted. I listen in the morning while getting ready for work, and when I am in the car driving around. In order to listen while I am out walking I have purchased some very fancy Bluetooth earpieces. Not air pods as they are too expensive and I do not like the shape of them. But ones that fit into your ears without any wires that look like hearing aids. I play podcasts when I am doing household chores that I do not need to concentrate on. But, the issue with this is that I am always looking for new ones to add to my library. My most recent addition is Imagined Life.

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Chestnut Ice Cream

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Chestnut Ice Cream

This is the perfect taste of winter on a hot summer's day
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch ice cream
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 260 g milk
  • 260 g cream
  • 100 g liquid glucose
  • 5 mls vanilla paste
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 60 g fructose
  • 100 g chestnut spread


  • Place the milk, cream, glucose and vanilla into a heavy bottomed saucepan
  • Heat to just below boiling point on a low temperature
  • While waiting for the milk to heat, place the egg yolks into a mixing bowl
  • Add the sugar to the eggs and whisk until pale and thickened
  • When the milk has heated, pour half onto the egg mixture while whisking
  • Then pour the egg mixture into the milk while whisking
  • Keep on a low temperature and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture reaches 82° Celsius
  • Pour into a lipped jug and add the chestnut spread
  • Mix to combine, cover and set aside to cool
  • When cool, place into the fridge overnight
  • Churn in your ice cream maker, as per the manufacturer's instructions
  • Place into a freezer proof container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving
  • Remove from the freezer before serving to allow the ice cream to soften a bit
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17 thoughts on “Chestnut Ice Cream

  1. Great idea, I would of never thought of using Chestnut spread. Now I’m wondering about using almond paste in ice cream.
    Thanks for the tip on Imagined Life. I just search and found it on Spotify and listened to the intro. I can’t wait to listen to the first episode.
    I’ve been listening to a contemporary British murder mystery called “UNTOLD: The Daniel Morgan Murder”. It’s a fun one to get into.

    1. I shall add this to my podcast library, thank you. And the almond paste should work well. I have made pistachio ice cream using pistachio paste 🙂

  2. I spend so much time in the car, I really need to keep a list of podcasts waiting!

    I bought a couple types of chestnut a couple years ago–a sweetened spread and a straight puree. But neither of the recipes worked out. Glad you had better luck–love the idea.

  3. YAY! I’m so glad that you’re enjoying listening to podcasts. I love them and thanks for the recommendation. I also adore chestnut especially chestnut spread (Mont Blanc cake is my idea of heaven!) and this ice cream would definitely fall into this category too 😀

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