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Basil Ice Cream Recipes

Sweet Basil Ice Cream

Basil ice cream is my favorite 'weird' ice cream flavor. Even though it is made with whole milk and heavy cream, it has no eggs, so it feels very light, almost like a sorbet. It tastes like spring!

2 cups whole milk
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream
A generous handful of basil leaves

Combine the milk and sugar in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the basil leaves. Let the herbs steep, covered, for 30 minutes. Strain the milk syrup into a lidded container and discard the basil leaves. Stir in the heavy cream. Chill completely, and then freeze according to your ice cream maker's directions.

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