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Ginger Saffron Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is simply the best! Made with all-natural ingredients, fresh, and tailored to your specific likes… how can you go wrong? This flavorful recipe features the bright and wonderful flavors of fresh ginger and earthy umami saffron.

Ginger Saffron Ice Cream

Ginger Saffron Ice Cream

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Prep Time 25 mins
CHURN 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 25 mins
Course Dessert


  • Ice cream maker


  • 480 ml milk
  • 240 ml whipping cream
  • 1/2 fresh vanilla pod
  • 9 extra large egg yolks
  • 225 g cane sugar
  • 120 ml water
  • 80 g fresh peeled, chopped, ginger (approx.)
  • 1/2 tsp saffron threads
  • 1 pinch freshly ground nutmeg


  • Bring milk, cream, saffron and vanilla to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan.
  • Gradually whisk egg yolks and 45g of the sugar into the hot milk mixture in a medium bowl.
  • Return to the saucepan and stir over a medium-low heat until custard thickness, do not allow to boil.
  • Strain custard into a bowl and when cool, place in the fridge to chill.
  • Stir remaining sugar, water, ginger and nutmeg in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture resembles a syrup.
  • Strain mixture into custard and return to the fridge.
  • Churn the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Transfer to containers and freeze.
Keyword Ginger, Ginger ice cream, Homemade ice cream, Ice cream, Saffron, Saffron ice cream
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