It's Pinterest Challenge time again! Thanks to Young House Love, Bower Power & other great bloggers we're all getting together today to share what we've made in real life from some Pinterest inspiration! Mine today I'm here to share... Basil Ice Cream.
I'm not going to type out the entire recipe. You can check out Jeni's book. You know just go ahead and buy it. Then flip to page 76. It's in the summer section. If you own a home ice cream maker you will not regret it. Earlier this year Jeni won the James Beard award. Talk about good ice cream! Okay back to Pinterest... and basil.
We still had some local honey from our CSA box a few weeks ago.
Using Jeni's recipe for the basil ice cream (vs the pinned version) made a soft, creamy and perfect ice cream texture that tastes incredible. It made a pint and two solid servings to eat right then. It has a very light, soft basil-y taste. The nuts do add a little great crunch to the sweet basil taste.
Although this tasted great and I love basil I personally like my ice creams a little more chocolaty, or fruity. Basil ice cream check... but what about lemon frozen yogurt, buttermint, cherry lambic or dark chocolate peppermint ice cream?!