Olive Oil Ice Cream

Willow Creek Olive Estate recently extended their range of flavoured olive oils and they sent me a bottle of the Persian Lime Olive Oil to try out. This award winning olive oil is so heady with lime that I am absolutely in love with it. Willow Creek recommend searing some tuna in this oil, but I wanted to think a little bit outside of the box and so I created a recipe for an olive oil ice cream using this flavour. The lime was so refreshing in the heat of summer, and despite the ice cream using olive oil as an ingredient it was not fatty at all. I have also marinated some olives in the Persian Lime Olive Oil, together with some indigenous rosemary, garlic flowers and garlic cloves.

Olive Oil Ice Cream
Olive Oil Ice Cream
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Olive Oil Ice Cream

Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch Ice Cream
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 250 mls milk
  • 250 mls cream
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 85 g fructose
  • 60 mls olive oil


  • Place the milk and the cream into a sauce pan and bring up to blood temperature over a medium heat
  • Whisk the egg yolks and fructose until they are at a ribbon stage
  • Pour half the milk mixture onto the eggs, whisking all the time
  • Return the egg mixture to the milk, and stir continuously until a custard forms
  • Remove from the heat, pour into a jug and refrigerate overnight
  • Stir in the olive oil and churn until thick
  • Place into a freezer proof container and freeze for at least 4 hours

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Disclosure: I was sent the bottle of olive oil as a gift. All opinions and facts in this post are my own. I was not required to write a blog post in exchange for this gift. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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54 thoughts on “Olive Oil Ice Cream

  1. How interesting Tandy! I haven’t been brave enough to try making (or eating) olive oil ice cream before although this lime fusion sounds the ideal way to introduce myself to it 🙂 xx

    1. This was a great flavour, and I have been wanting to try the olive oil ice cream for a long time, and what a better excuse than a lime infused oil 🙂

  2. That’s a very clever way to use olive oil. Does it have a strong olivey taste? Or is it more limey?

  3. Hi Tandy

    Beautiful piece about the Persian lime (we’ve done an ice-cream with it and is divine) Would you mind if I shared your article on our FB page with your credentials. Thanks

    1. Many thanks for the compliment and the visit to my blog. You may share it with your FB page with pleasure. I am sending you an email as well 🙂

  4. What a beautiful idea and lovely recipe with few ingredients and the rich flavors of olive oil.

  5. Hi Tandy, so creative and refreshing. After seeing something like this I need to really go out and buy the ice cream maker.

  6. Love your version of olive oil ice cream Tandy! We have been able to enjoy olive oil ice cream here in California, and your delicious recipe sounds so easy that we have to try some soon.

  7. I bet this has an amazing flavour – I had olive oil icecream once in a Greek restaurant, and was amazed at how delicious it was!

  8. So interesting using olive oil in ice cream…the ice cream looks very rich and lime sounds absolutely delicious!
    Thanks for this awesome recipe Tandy…hope you are having a lovely week 😀

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