Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Balsamic


Really incredible ice creams can be made from cheeses. This is a case in point. Goat cheese ice cream is rich and creamy, basically everything an ice cream should be. The folks at Brooklyn Supper brighten up the flavor with a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar and keep the texture soft with a couple of tablespoons of vodka. The later is optional of course. You could replace that with corn starch if you wanted an no alcohol version. Read the Jeni Bauer base recipe for other ideas.

Goat cheese is often served with various fruit spreads which would also go well this ice cream. Though I have to note this chèvre crème glacée au fromage does not have as pronounced a goat character as the cheese served by itself would. More than anything the flavor reminds me an excellent cheesecake.

A small amount of fig spread, quince paste and spiced apples for example, would be very nice accompaniments, as would pistachios or almonds and a little drizzle of honey.  Actually I just looked at David Lebovitz’s goat cheese recipe, interesting in that it only uses milk and no cream, -sigh so many recipes so little time- and he recommends serving it with a topping of strong honey and some walnuts.  Given how much like cheesecake it tastes a strawberry, raspberry or even chocolate sauce would probably work well.  Well enough with the tangents, on to the recipe.

 

04/26/2013
Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Balsamic recipe

Primary Ingredients/Quantity:
goat cheese balsamic vinegar / 1 quart

Mix Prep Time: 30 min
Freeze Time: 30 min
Total Time: 1 hour

Strawberry and Balsamic Ice Cream


As the authors say in their introduction, strawberries and balsamic vinegar are one of those flavor matches made in heaven. This is a very rich, egg custard based recipe. With a cream to milk ratio of 1 3/4 cups of cream to 3/4 cups of milk and 5 egg yolks, I would classify this is a frozen custard. The strawberry ice cream that results is delicious, with a technicolor stawberry flavor, and a rich and creamy texture. Try it even if you have to substitute fresh for frozen strawberries.

 
Balsamic Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe on finecooking.com

Strawberry and Balsamic Ice Cream

Primary Ingredients/Quantity:
Strawberries / 1 quart

Mix Prep Time: 30 min
Freeze Time: 30 min
Total Time: 1 hour