Earl Grey Ice Cream with Lemon Curd

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This ice cream began as a random conversation in the car.  Bekah and I were trying to decide how to express our personalities through ice cream flavors.  Honeydew and rose petal, citrus and mint, etc.  As we were tossing around different flavor combinations, we stumbled upon genius.  Earl Grey tea flavored ice cream with generous swirls of lemon curd!  Immediately we knew our dreams had to become reality.   So today, Bekah dug out her ice cream maker and we set to work!

icecream2You will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Earl Grey Syrup (recipe at the bottom of the post)
  • 1 or 2 drops of lavender essential oil (optional!)
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd, store bought or homemade

Whisk the eggs until they start to get frothy, then slowly whisk in the sugar.  Stir until smooth, then add cream, milk, Earl Grey Syrup and lavender oil.  Once well mixed, pour into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturers directions.

When you’re ice cream base has finished chilling, gently fold in lemon curd.  Put your ice cream in the freezer to let it harden up before serving.

So, so yummy!

Earl Grey Syrup Recipe

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 Earl Grey teabags

In a small saucepan, heat the water and sugar at medium high heat until all the sugar dissolves.  Steep the tea bags in the heated syrup for 3-5 minutes, then remove.  Let cool.

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This ice cream will change your life…..I know we will never be the same.

 

Enjoy! We sure did!

– Bekah and Niki

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