Ice cream with a salt flavoring is known as sea salt ice cream. The best alternative could be to make it at home since there are some commercial ones available but it is not always an easy flavor to find. After playing through several of the levels of the video game Kingdom Hearts II, the main characters were shown enjoying sea salt ice cream lollipops. The ice cream mixes the richness of ice cream with a little salty flavor.
What is Sea Salt Ice Cream?
As with any recipe for ice cream, there are numerous variations for sea salt ice cream. Whether ice cream is being produced from scratch or in an ice cream maker determines the process. The majority of recipes call for eggs, sugar, milk, cream, and salt, naturally. Eggs may be omitted from the simpler, less creamy variations, which will result in a little less custard-like ice cream. This recipe for sea salt ice cream is sure to please anyone who likes both sweet and salty foods. This flavor, which has a salted vanilla flavor, will compete favorably with your traditional favorites.
When hosting a backyard barbecue, classic ice cream flavors like peach, chocolate, and strawberry have a place on the menu. However, the next time you're in the mood for something different, try making a batch of this homemade ice cream instead.
The brown sugar in the cup gives the dish some enticing caramel undertones. Don't cut corners on the ingredients; full milk should be used rather than skim or two percent, and heavy whipping cream should be used rather than half-and-half. To make a custard that is smooth and creamy, you must constantly stir. Stir continuously over medium heat as you add the egg yolk combination to the hot milk mixture on the stovetop until the liquid coats the back of the spoon. Serve plain or with chopped pretzels or chocolate shavings on top.
- 6 large egg yolks
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar, divided
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/2 teaspoons flaky sea salt, plus more for serving
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to make:
Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine the egg yolks with 1/2 cup of brown sugar and set aside. In a medium saucepan, blend the remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, milk, and whipping cream until smooth. Cook mixture for about 4 minutes on medium, stirring regularly, until heated but not boiling. Pour 1 cup of the heated milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture while whisking continuously. Whisk the egg yolk mixture gradually into the remaining hot milk mixture in the pan. Cook for about 4 minutes, constantly stirring over medium heat, or until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Add salt and vanilla after removing from the heat. Pour the mixture into a big bowl; set the bowl within a larger basin of ice water; and allow the mixture to sit for 30 minutes to reach room temperature.
Step 2: In a 4-quart electric ice cream maker, pour the cold mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and follow as directed by the manufacturer. (Times and instructions may change.) Transfer to a freezer-safe container that is airtight; freeze for 4 hours or until hard. Add more salt if desired, then serve.