Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream. Take soft, creamy, rich ice cream and take it on a trip along the spice trail and you are left with an amazing, no wait... super-duper, no that's not it... supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, exotic treat.
No ice cream maker, No problem
Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream, this defies flavor and texture. The best part, no ice cream maker required, it's no-churn. Yes, that's right, because You only need to whip the cream and fold in, condensed milk, honey, and spices together. Then, simply chill in the freezer to a delightfully creamy texture! Now that's something to talk about!
Turmeric? No way, shut the front door
Indedd, who would have thought that turmeric would work in something like ice cream? Well, just last year, at the Ferry Building Market in San Francisco, we sampled an ice cream that blew us away. A Turmeric Honey ice cream that won our hearts and a desire to recreate this combination at home.
Time Stands Still
In the end, the flavor of this ice cream stayed with me. I felt like I was frozen in time and reveled in all that spice combined with honey and cream. Time to move those hands of time and kick this amazingly unusual ice cream into second and third flavor gear. It is no surprise that I like spices, consequently today you are going to find out how much and how I like to push the envelope of food creativity.
The award-winning cast of Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream
- Whipping cream
- Condensed milk
- Turmeric powder
- Minced ginger
- Mild, Exotic Chili pepper spice
- White pepper
Ease and grace, it's the only way to churn
Truly, what I love about this ice cream is how easy it is. When we think about making ice cream, a bit of anxiety comes in as we think ice cream maker, what ingredients to use. This is not the case with this Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream. It is no-churn meaning firstly whip the cream, secondly fold in the condensed milk, honey, and all those spices and flavors. Thirdly, into a glass dish it goes and placed in the freezer overnight.
The next day, finally, filling a wonderful cone with the creamiest, most spiced flavorful treat that might take you into ice cream addiction. Say 'goodbye' to that store-bought, and say 'hello' to this new emotional aid during those tough lifetimes!
It is not the destination but the journey
As a matter of fact, it is important to achieve a successful finish, however, the process it takes to get there is of the utmost importance.
I love the stages of this no-churn ice cream. From the whipping of the cream to the folding of the ingredients, you begin to see the color come to life. I love the swirls. It makes me feel like a kid as I play with the spatula and see all the spices floating like the rings of Saturn orbiting the whipped cream. I remember studying Buddhism and how important it was to remember childlike nature. If anything can help you to this path, it's this Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream.
A little taste
After finishing the folding and mixing, the aroma of this ice cream had me, so with a spoon in hand and a little of the mixture gracing the spoon soon to be in my mouth for that spiced cream moment. Sometimes you know you're onto something good, but when you taste it and it takes your breath away with flavor, then you know it is going to be spectacular.
Color is key
The color of this ice cream will capture you. That golden hue with those spice specks is absolutely beautiful. A little hot water for the scoop to make it easy to scoop and fill the cone is very important. I took the ice cream out of the freezer a few minutes before scooping.
Cup or Cone?
That's the beauty of life choices. We started off thinking waffle cone, then cup, then the good old simple cone. I have to tell you I love the simple cone, not too sweet and that crisp crunch that paired so well with the soft serve feel of this Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream.
There's a new flavor in town and I love it
One lick and I am in heaven. Cinnamon, cardamom and those little morsels of ginger all swirled in the turmeric and cream is an experience never forgotten and forever craved. This past week Nicoletta and I have really enjoyed and waited for this ice cream cone. Each time was like we were trying this flavor for the first time and the fact that I stuffed it so deep in the cone meant that even at the tip of the bottom of the cone, we were so delighted to see the soft creamy spicy of this Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream still in the cone.
Live a Little
I always say to Nicoletta after asking her to try something and she hesitates, "Live a little!". After all, is that not what life is about? Adventure, living life to its fullest. Well, this ice cream is a start, and I know you won't be disappointed.
A trip to the spice merchant
If you don't have all these spices then I have another adventure for you, a trip to your spice merchant or local Indian spice store. I always feel like I am transported to another world when I go, and hey, it is free aromatherapy, guaranteed to have you leaving with a smile and an excitement to go home and whip up this Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream!
We accepted the challenge from Nick, Blogtastic Food, to create a no-churn ice cream recipe and we couldn't be happier we joined. Here are all the other no-churn ice cream recipes from fellow bloggers:
- Salted Caramel and Baileys No Churn Ice Cream by Nicolas at Blogtastic Food
- Matcha Green Tea No Churn Ice Cream by Julia at Julia Recipes
- No Churn Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream by Marie at Sugar Salt Magic
- Churro S’mores No Churn Ice Cream Recipe by Jen at Real Food Happy Home
- Peanut Butter Cup No Churn Ice Cream by Christine at The Rustic Foodie
- Blackberry Cheesecake No Churn Ice Cream by Sarah at Slice of Honey
Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream
Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream, this defies flavor and texture. The best part, no ice cream maker required, it's no-churn. Yes, that's right, because this ice cream requires only whipped cream with condensed milk, honey, and spices all folded together simply to be chilled in the freezer to a delightfully creamy texture! Now that's something to talk about!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
- Category: Dessert, Ice Cream
- Method: No-churn
- 2 cups of whipping cream, cold
- 14 ounces (395 g) sweetened condensed milk (we tried it with a 10-ounce can and it still worked)
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
- 2 drops pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp cardamom
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- a pinch mild chili powder
- a pinch white pepper
- In a large bowl, with a hand-held mixer, beat the cold whipping cream to stiff peaks, but be careful not to overwhip (the cream has to be thick enough to hold its shape but still with a smooth texture).
- Add the condensed milk and gently fold in with a spatula.
- Add the vanilla, minced fresh ginger, and spices, gently folding in, slowly incorporating everything together so the cream stays light and aerated.
- Transfer the mixture to a loaf tin or glass container and cover with plastic and foil. Freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
It takes about 6 hours for the ice cream to harden, however, you can leave it overnight.
Take the ice cream out a few minutes before serving.
When I am not cooking, I enjoy playing musical instruments, singing, writing. I have learned over the years to live in gratitude and enjoy the moment.