Hazelnut, Mint and Lime Ice Cream

 

When Scotty bought me my beloved Kitchenaid (aptly named ‘Beatrix’)  he vowed he would never buy me the attachments. This was because he wanted to continue to buy me thoughtful presents rather than the entire catalogue of Kitchenaid accessories (FYI this was his decision not mine). It seems my many hours in the kitchen marvelling at how this appliance has changed my culinary life resulted in Scotty rethinking his vow and buying me the ice cream attachment for Christmas – to my absolute delight.

When deciding what ice cream I would make first, I went through all the usual flavours in my head: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry etc. But I realised that my first ever ice cream making experience needed to be something a little more special. So I began to think about other flavour combinations I loved outside of the usual ice cream flavours.

This led me to my beloved alcoholic drink of all time: Frangelico on the rocks with a squeeze of lime and fresh mint leaves. It’s earthy, refreshing and zingy. The infatuation I have with all things nuts should be obvious by now, so it shouldn’t really come as a surprise to you that even my favourite alcoholic beverage would have a nutty flavour.

The three flavours of my favourite beverage felt like the perfect combination for my ice cream, so I quickly got to work researching ice cream bases and beginning the steps towards rich and creamy decadence.

When it was all finished and frozen and Scotty and I were about to taste it, I sensed some uncertainty in him, perhaps he was not as convinced that these three flavours would go together as I was. This all melted away (excuse the pun) after the first taste when I saw it had completely won him over!

 

Comments

  1. Peter G says

    I adore this combo of flavours Amanda…great thinking on your behalf. Frangelico is a perfect after dinner drink for me so I know I would devour this!

  2. Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy says

    I love Frangelico but have never had it in a drink with lime and mint – I am clearly missing out because this combination would be stunning! Then you go and put it in ice cream form and now I want to drop everything and make this right away!

  3. john@kitchenriffs says

    Wow, what a wonderful flavor combo! It's too cold for mint to grow in our garden now, but in a couple of months it'll be popping up again. Guess what I'm going to make? ;-) Really good stuff – thanks.

  4. Carole says

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is collecting links to posts about ice cream and sorbets – or anything similar like gelato. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

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