I’m a bit of a goat cheese fanatic and I try to add it to anything I can, so when my favorite gelato shop had Apricot Goat Cheese gelato, I knew I had to try adding some goat cheese to some of my homemade ice cream. I decided to pair it with strawberries, since that’s what I had, and my husband declared this “the best ice cream I’ve had in my life.” Not sure if you’ll agree, but I definitely recommend giving this a try, especially if you’re a fan of goat cheese.
Roasted Strawberry Goat Cheese Ice Cream
- 16 oz. strawberries, sliced
- 4 T. maple syrup
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1/4 t. salt
- dash of balsalmic vinegar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup cream
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- pinch of salt
- 4 egg yolks
- 3 oz. goat cheese (I used the honey goat cheese from Trader Joe’s)
For the roasted strawberries:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix the 4 T. maple syrup, 2 T. olive oil and 1/4 t. salt. Add the sliced strawberries and stir until well coated.
Spread on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Roast for 20-30 min.
Cool slightly and pour into jar, making sure to include the juices. Add a dash of balsamic vinegar and store in the fridge.
For the ice cream:
In a saucepan over low heat, mix 1 cup milk, 1 cup cream, 1/2 cup coconut sugar, and a pinch of salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk 4 egg yolks.
Once milk mixture on stove is warm, gradually add small amounts to the egg yolks, whisking as you go. This is called tempering, and you want to gradually add in more of the warm mixture to bring the eggs to the same temperature.
Once the egg mixture is warm, add it into the saucepan and return to low heat until it thickens up a bit and will coat the back of your spoon or spatula.
Add the 3 oz. goat cheese to a bowl and pour the warm cream mixture over it, stirring to incorporate the goat cheese and breaking up any large chunks of goat cheese.
Chill for several hours.
Once chilled, add the cream mixture and half of the roasted strawberry sauce to your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the remaining roasted strawberries as a topping.
I use this ice cream maker.
If goat cheese in your ice cream isn’t really your thing, try my simple vanilla ice cream recipe and feel free to add in your own flavor combinations.
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