3 Scrumptious Olive Oil Ice Cream Recipes

3 Scrumptious Olive Oil Ice Cream Recipes

If you're new to the idea of pairing olive oil with ice cream, it might raise an eyebrow or two at first. But believe me, it's worth giving it a try before knocking it!

Olive oil is known for its versatility in complementing both sweet and savoury dishes. Its subtle fruity notes and peppery undertones add depth and complexity, bringing a unique dimension to your usual sweet treats.

Incorporating olive oil into ice cream imparts a sophisticated twist to a classic dessert that can truly delight the palate. It also contributes to a silky texture, ensuring a smooth consistency and luxurious mouthfeel.  

So, next time you're feeling adventurous, consider trying one of my personal favourite flavour combinations—it might just surprise and satisfy your taste buds in ways you didn't expect. 

For these recipes, my olive oil of choice is Phileos Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for its distinct fruity notes and smooth, buttery taste profile. 

1. Olive Oil Ice Cream w/ Sea Salt 

The absence of vanilla in this ice cream recipe allows the rich and nuanced flavours of extra virgin olive oil to shine through. 

The addition of sea salt serves as a key ingredient, amplifying the flavours and providing a pleasant contrast to the sweetness of the ice cream. 

The result? A surprisingly creamy and delectable dessert experience.

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2. Chocolate Olive Oil Ice Cream

In this recipe, the flavour of olive oil is notably subdued. Instead of taking the spotlight, it gracefully enriches the chocolate's depth and enhances the creaminess of the ice cream.

Although it may be less assertive, it still serves as a harmonious undertone and so choosing a high-quality extra virgin olive oil remains essential.

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3. Pistachio Olive Oil Ice Cream

The natural, vibrant green hue of fresh pistachio nuts not only enhances the visual appeal of this ice cream but also makes it more enticing. Moreover, its creamy base serves as a perfect canvas for the delightful crunch of the pistachio nuts, creating an appetising contrast.

As with any homemade treat, the ability to personalise and adjust according to your preferences is always so appealing. Whether you prefer blending the pistachios to a paste or leaving them with a slightly coarser texture, the choice is entirely yours.

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