Nutmeg Ice Cream Recipe: A Spiced Delight

Dish recipes: Nutmeg Ice Cream
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Nutmeg ice cream offers a delightful twist on the classic frozen treat, infusing it with the warm, aromatic flavor of nutmeg. Perfect for cooling off on a hot day or indulging in a unique dessert experience, this homemade ice cream is sure to impress. Let's dive into the recipe and learn how to make this spiced delight!


2 cups heavy cream

1 cup whole milk

3/4 cup granulated sugar

4 egg yolks

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt


In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream and whole milk over medium heat until it just begins to simmer. Remove from heat. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and granulated sugar until pale and creamy. Slowly pour the warm milk mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to temper the eggs. Return the mixture to the saucepan and place it back over medium heat. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until it thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon, about 5-7 minutes. Do not let it boil. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the ground nutmeg, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl to remove any lumps. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface of the custard to prevent a skin from forming. Chill the custard in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or until completely cold. Once chilled, churn the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions until it reaches a soft-serve consistency. Transfer the churned ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze for an additional 2-3 hours, or until firm.


Serve scoops of nutmeg ice cream in bowls or cones, garnished with a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg for extra flavor. Pair it with fruit compote, chocolate sauce, or enjoy it on its own for a delightful dessert experience.

With its creamy texture and warm, spicy flavor, nutmeg ice cream is a delightful treat that offers a unique twist on traditional ice cream flavors. Perfect for any occasion, this homemade dessert is sure to impress friends and family alike.