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
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch ice cream
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  • 370 mls milk
  • 7.5 mls licorice powder
  • 80 g fructose
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 130 mls cream


  • Place the milk and licorice powder into a sauce pan and whisk to combine
  • Bring up to blood temperature over a medium temperature
  • Place the fructose and egg yolks into a mixing bowl and whisk until at the ribbon stage
  • Temper the milk into the eggs and then return to the stove
  • Stir with a wooden spoon for 5 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and add the cream
  • Stir to combine and then strain into a lipped jug
  • Set aside to cool then cover and refrigerate overnight
  • Churn as per your ice cream machine manufacturer's' instructions
  • Place into a container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving
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21 thoughts on “Licorice Ice Cream

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  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.

    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 🙂

  4. 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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