All the heart eyes for summertime!! Things are wrapping up here for the school year, and that summer break fever is certainly in the air. It’s rare that the humidity sweeps through Southern California, but thanks(?) to a tropical storm off the coast of Mexico, it feels little bit more like the east coast to me, and I am in love. You all may hate it, but now that I live out here, I LOVE a little bit of humidity. Makes it feel more like home.
The sun has been blazing and nothing sounds better than a little refreshing treat. I love experimenting in the kitchen and came across the ice cream maker in the pantry, and decided it’s that time of year for all the homemade ice cream making to ensue. Lately I’ve been loving combining fruit and herbs because I love how the flavors work together, and decided to do that with this refreshing ice cream. I cut some rosemary off my giant rosemary bush in the backyard and it was the perfect little addition to this delicious ice cream. I also added some drops of lemon essential oil, and it is SO GOOD!
Rosemary & Blueberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream
2 cans of full fat coconut milk (you could use regular milk as well, this just happens to be a dairy free household)
16 oz blueberries (I didn’t have fresh, so I used a bag of frozen blueberries that I let thaw)
1 sprig of rosemary, peeled from the branches
6-8 drops of Jade Lemon Young Living Essential Oil (optional)
3 TBSP Maple Syrup
4 egg yolks
Combine all of the ingredients in the blender, and give it a little spin. Heat the mixture in a pot over medium low heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture begins to coat the back of the spoon (about 15 minutes). Do NOT let it boil.
Pour the mixture into a bowl and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly over the top of the mixture to help reduce condescension, then continue to allow to chill for at least 4 hours. After that, follow the directions of your ice cream maker to prepare.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still follow all of the above directions. After it chills, place the mixture into a freezer-safe dish, and place in the freezer. Every half hour or so, give the mixture a stir as it freezes. It may contain a few more ice crystals than it would going through the ice cream maker, but it is still equally as good! You can also place in popsicle molds and let them freeze.
Hope you enjoy this delicious treat!!
I do not recommend using any other essential oil brand than Young Living as I cannot attest to the purity of the oil. If you have more questions about essential oils, contact me here, or check out my oils website here.