Myrtle ice cream


by: Ronaldo

Mirto is the name not only for myrtle in Italy but for the liqueur made from the myrtle berry, which is traditional in Sardegna. (There is also a dryer white Mirto, made with the leaves.) You should be able to find it in specialty liquor stores or Italian importers, or you could replace it with black currant liqueur.


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serves: 1

515 g (17.41 fluid ounces) whole milk

115 g (3.89 fluid ounces) whipping cream

35 g (1.23 ounces) powdered milk

70 g (2.47 ounces) dextrose

30 g (1.06 ounces) superfine sugar

20 g (0.71 ounce) invert sugar

90 g (3.04 fluid ounces) egg yolks

120 g (4.06 fluid ounces) Mirto (myrtle liqueur)

For the myrtle sauce:

100 ml (3.38 fluid ounces) Mirto (myrtle liqueur)

30 g (1.06 ounces) dextrose

Nutrition Facts
Myrtle ice cream

Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount per Serving

Calories: 2280

  • Total Fat: 78.2 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 41.5 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 1160.6 mg
  • Sodium: 343 mg
  • Total Carbs: 259.4 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  •     Sugars: 250.1 g
  • Protein: 34.4 g

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1.  With a hand blender, mix the milk, cream, powdered milk and dextrose until smooth. Put into a pan and bring to lo4°F (85°C). Whisk in the sugars and egg yolks.

2.  Bring up to 135°F (85°C), take off the heat, then cool as quickly as you can, so that you don't encourage bacteria. When the mixture is cold, mix in the Mirto. Put into the fridge for 6 to 12 hours.

3.  Manwhile, make the myrtle sauce. Put the liqueur and dextrose in a pan, bring to a boil and let it reduce to the consistency of caramel.

4.  Put the ice cream mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to instructions.

5.  Serve the ice cream with some of the myrtle sauce drizzled over the top.

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