Friday, June 8, 2012

French Fridays with Dorie ~ Olive Oil Ice Cream

Olive Oil Ice Cream
Delightful!!

I know what you’re all thinking…Olive Oil Ice Cream??? Yuck! Well, that was what my husbands said when I told him what was up for this weeks FFWD.  I told him, trust Dorie;  rarely does she not  come through!
Actually, I was looking forward to this one. I think I even gave it a thumbs up for nomination! I’m always curious with new food combinations! I love trying new things and can tell you all, this did not disappoint! I could barely taste the olive oil, as it was very subtle! It was very custardy and rich! Are you wondering what my husband thought?  He loved it, called it a winner! Would I make it again? You bet!

This recipe calls for milk, heavy cream, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla and of course olive oil!  You cook it as you would any custard based ice cream. Separate your egg yolks; putting them in a bowl and setting them aside. Bring the cream and milk to a boil. Then pour about a ⅓  of the milk mixture into the eggs, very slowly. This tempers the eggs so that they won’t cook.  Once the eggs are acclimated to the heat you can stir the rest of the mixture into the eggs quickly. Now, return the mixture to the pan and heat until it coats the back of a spoon.  When this is done strain the mixture into a clean bowl.  At the end you beat in the olive oil  and vanilla.  Chill this mixture for at least 2 hours before putting it into your ice cream maker.  That’s it!! Freeze and enjoy!
It was worth the extra time and I can’t wait to serve it with a hot cobbler or berry pie. For now, it was quite lovely with just some sweetened berries on top!
Happy Friday everyone!!

You can find this recipe in Dorie Greenspans cookbook “Around My French Table” and it has been
posted  here!


Pouring the cold mixture into the ice cream maker
The ice cream maker at work….
After about 20 minutes…ready to put into a container and freeze
This was custardy and rich

Oh so good with berries….A Good Thing!
Enjoy!

31 comments:

  1. Its great on it own it just comes alive with interesting combinations as you have here. Great job!

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  2. Oh my gosh, Olive Oil Ice Cream! I'm not one to question the "pros" Kathy but I'm a bit hesitant about this one. However, if the opportunity should ever show itself, I will definitely give it a try. It sure looks tempting!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

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  3. The raspberries really go with this ice cream. I ate it with fudge and ended up loving it! Great weekend to you

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  4. Lovely with the raspberries! I had some in the fridge for this purpose but then ended up using them in muffins. Had to make due with almond/amaretto cumble and chocolate sauce. Oh the hardship! :) Your ice cream looks delicious and it sounds like you liked this one as much as I did. yum!

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  5. Looks perfect with the raspberries! I read on one of the blogs someone used limoncello. I think I'll try that next!

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  6. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  7. Kathy, I am so glad that you and your husband enjoyed this recipe as much as we did - we loved it! And I cannot wait to serve this as a dessert for the next dinner party! Your photos are lovely and the ice cream has the most wonderful color to it that gets offset even more by the red raspberries. Great post!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Amazing! it looks so good and creamy and yet made with olive oil- just got to try this!
    mARY X

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  9. Kathy, we love it too! Nice to have a recipe for olive oil ice cream to serve with fruit this Summer;-)

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  10. Your ice cream looks so beautiful with those berries, Kathy! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Kathy-there's always the FIRST...and why not? As long as its not made with all olive oil, it actually looks shinier, and oh, so creamy with the eggs and cream!
    Wow! I'm amazed, and with the berries, so pretty and yummylicious!

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  12. Holy cow..this looks so dreamy and cool!

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  13. Very unique and interesting idea, and it does look very creamy and delicious!

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  14. My husband got a pretty comical expression on his face when I told him that we were making olive oil ice cream. But it certainly didn't stop him from trying it.

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  15. Your ice cream looks delicious, Kathy! What a pretty color it turned out. I bet this is wonderful with cobblers. If only hubby had to go to New Jersey to work and pick up some peaches for me. :-)

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  16. This was so yummy! Yours looks delicious with the berries!

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  17. Oh my -your pictures were lovely. I wish I had thought of the raspberries but I was barely able to get through the recipe on a last minute Thurs (see a pattern here :) We were all shocked - Nana too - about the results of this one. My family is usually game to try "Dorie Food" but the sardine rillette was a tougher sell than a strange ice cream idea :) We did enjoy it and look forward to giving that ice cream maker a run for it's money this summer -whether we revisit the olive oil adventure or not.

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  18. looks so easy to prepare and delicious...lovely!

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  19. I agree with you and your husband, this was good:)

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  20. Love your step-by-step photos, especially as I'm living vicariously this week! I'm going to have to borrow an ice cream maker some time this summer and give this a whirl (or in this case, a churn).

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    1. I finally got 'round to making this one last week (we've had an ice cream maker for a while now, but somehow this is only the second time we've used it). It was a great accompaniment for the Gâteau Basque!

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  21. I love the shot showing the just-churned ice cream! You must have used some good looking bright yellow egg yolks to give that lovely colour to the ice cream. The sweetened berries are simple and elegant but you're right that it would be a perfect fit with cobblers!

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  22. I love how you present this ice cream m friend, it looks super delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  23. Olive oil is so good for our health and using it in an ice cream is such a perfect idea! I love this ice cream Kathy!

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  24. What gorgeous photos! Your ice cream looks awesome.

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  25. I need to make this. No questions. No counting calories. Just do it. Summer at its best.

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  26. I have the same thoughts as Claudia, I keep seeing these posts and it is hard to get this treat out of my mind. Your photo does look amazing, love the raspberry topping!

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  27. Kathy, I love your picture of the olive oil ice cream right after you took it out of the freezer. It's 6:30am in the morning and I'd like to have a scoop of that ice cream. This tasty flavor surprised me also. It's almost as if you want to tell your family or guests the secret ingredient AFTER they've had the first or second taste. Although I think it is a rich, creamy and sophisticated taste, my two granddaughters, 9 and 11, lapped it up. Their mother got one spoonful. I know there are other toppings we can all try, but the simple raspberry may be just the right touch.

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  28. Kathy, if you can stand another award, here it is:

    I gave you the "One Lovely Blog Award" - please stop by if you want and when you have a chance to get the information...

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  29. the icecream just looks too enticing...mouthwatering!

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