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Sexy Spices & Wildflower Honey Ice Cream | #SexyEats

February 23, 2017

Finish the night off right with an ice cream that earns it’s name.  This Sexy Spices & Wildflower Honey Ice Cream has 6 powerful aphrodisiacs in it that will help end the meal the right way.

Finish the night off right with an ice cream that earns it's name. This Sexy Spices & Wildflower Honey Ice Cream has 6 powerful aphrodisiacs in it!

Dessert is already thought of as the sexiest part of a meal, and this Sexy Spices & Wildflower Honey Ice Cream certainly is sexy.  Made from a rich vanilla and honey custard, then finished with 6 potent aphrodisiac spices, this ice cream will have you licking every drop from the spoon.

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Check out how these six aphrodisiacs help to get you in the mood.

  • Cinnamon.  As an aphrodisiac, cinnamon has the power to heat up your body, which can help with blood flow and increased sexual desire
  • Nutmeg.  Known to help lower inhibitions and raise body heat, this spice can also help boost libido and potency.  It’s also been used to sweeten breath.
  • Anise.  Anise is one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs; just sucking on it is believed to raise libido.  Anise is capable of inducing symptoms similar to a boost of testosterone.
  • Cardamom.  Most effective when directly applied, cardamom can help promote blood flow as well as treat impotence.
  • Vanilla.  Vanilla is known to make touch more pleasurable.  It heightens the senses and makes it easier to be turned on.
  • Honey.  Honey naturally has nitric acid in it, which helps with helps with blood flow during arousal.  This one is great for both men and women.

Skills & Techniques

Give this Sexy Spices & Wildflower Honey Ice Cream the ultimate sex appeal by brushing up on these culinary proficiencies first.

Storage and Leftovers?

Avoid getting freezer burn on your Sexy Spices & Wildflower Honey Ice Cream by keeping it stored in an airtight container in your freezer for up to 1 month.  Because all of the flavors in the ice cream are so light, it’s particularly susceptible to taking on other flavors.  Try to keep it away from anything with strong aromas, like garlic, onions, or even pineapple to make sure it maintains it’s flavor.

As soon as you’re done scooping your ice cream, make sure to put it back into the freezer right away.  The more the spices are exposed to air, the less potent they will be.

Finish the night off right with an ice cream that earns it's name. This Sexy Spices & Wildflower Honey Ice Cream has 6 powerful aphrodisiacs in it!

Sexy Spices & Wildflower Honey Ice Cream

Because this ice cream is custard based, it’s much softer when scooping.  While that’s nice because it doesn’t require you to prove your muscles when scooping, it does mean it’s more likely to melt faster.  Help your ice cream out by chilling your sundae dishes in the freezer 30 minutes before serving.


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Sexy Spices & Wildflower Honey Ice Cream

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February 23, 2017

This ice cream is a great way to end the evening.  Light and luxurious, it will have you licking every last drop off the spoon!

  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients

Custard Base

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 cups whole milk

8 egg yolks

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste

3/4 cup wildflower honey

Ice Cream

1/2 tsp freshly ground cinnamon

1 pinch of freshly ground cardamom

1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp freshly ground star anise

Directions

Custard Base

1Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, and salt until smooth but not overly whipped.

2Pour the cream and dairy into a pot and scald it by bringing it up to 180°F. Remove it from the heat and remove on cup of it.

3Pulling from the separated cup, add one tablespoon at a time of the scalded dairy into the egg yolks - whisking vigorously with each addition. While still whisking, slowly stream the rest of the scalded dairy into the egg yolk until completely incorporated.

4Transfer the custard base back into the pot and place it over low heat. Stirring constantly in a figure 8 pattern, heat the custard base until it reaches 170°F and is thick and silky. If you heat it too high, you'll curdle the eggs, so make sure to watch your thermometer closely.

5Place the honey and vanilla bean paste in the bottom of a bowl. Remove the custard base from the heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve over the honey and vanilla. This will remove any chunks or curdled bits of eggs and melt the honey at the same time.

6One strained, stir together the custard base and honey until the honey is dissolved. Cover the custard base and refrigerate overnight.

Ice Cream

1Pour the custard base and spices into the frozen bowl of an electric ice cream maker. Follow the manufacturers instructions for making the ice cream.

2Once the ice cream has reached a thick soft-serve consistency, remove it and transfer it to a freezer safe container. Allow to freeze for at least 24 hours before serving.

Don't have vanilla bean paste?  No problem, switch it out for pure vanilla extract.

Freshly ground spices will give you the best flavor, but store bought pre-ground will work almost as well.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1/2 cup
Calories341
Sodium167.8mg
Protein4.2g
Cholesterol248.6mg
Sugar32.9g
Total Fat21g
Saturated Fat13g
Total Carbohydrates34.7g
Dietary Fiber0.1g

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Sexy Spices & Wildflower Honey Ice Cream | #SexyEats

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 1 quart

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Calories per serving: 349

Fat per serving: 13g

Sexy Spices & Wildflower Honey Ice Cream | #SexyEats

This ice cream is a great way to end the evening. Light and luxurious, it will have you licking every last drop off the spoon!

Ingredients

    Custard Base
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 3/4 cup wildflower honey
  • Ice Cream
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of freshly ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground star anise

Instructions

    Custard Base
  1. Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, and salt until smooth but not overly whipped.
  2. Pour the cream and dairy into a pot and scald it by bringing it up to 180°F. Remove it from the heat and remove on cup of it.
  3. Pulling from the separated cup, add one tablespoon at a time of the scalded dairy into the egg yolks - whisking vigorously with each addition. While still whisking, slowly stream the rest of the scalded dairy into the egg yolk until completely incorporated.
  4. Transfer the custard base back into the pot and place it over low heat. Stirring constantly in a figure 8 pattern, heat the custard base until it reaches 170°F and is thick and silky. If you heat it too high, you'll curdle the eggs, so make sure to watch your thermometer closely.
  5. Place the honey and vanilla bean paste in the bottom of a bowl. Remove the custard base from the heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve over the honey and vanilla. This will remove any chunks or curdled bits of eggs and melt the honey at the same time.
  6. One strained, stir together the custard base and honey until the honey is dissolved. Cover the custard base and refrigerate overnight.
  7. Ice Cream
  8. Pour the custard base and spices into the frozen bowl of an electric ice cream maker. Follow the manufacturers instructions for making the ice cream.
  9. Once the ice cream has reached a thick soft-serve consistency, remove it and transfer it to a freezer safe container. Allow to freeze for at least 24 hours before serving.

Notes

Don't have vanilla bean paste? No problem, switch it out for pure vanilla extract.

Freshly ground spices will give you the best flavor, but store bought pre-ground will work almost as well.

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22 Comments

  • Reply Sarah @ Champagne Tastes February 23, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Man.. I shouldn’t have given away my ice cream maker!!! (I didn’t have anywhere to put it.) If we ever move somewhere with more cabinet space, I’m getting one, and I’m making THIS! YUM

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan February 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      I feel you! That was me a year ago, Sarah! We moved from a 2000 square foot home (with a 600 square foot kitchen) to an 800 square foot apartment with a kitchen the size of Harry Potter’s closet under the stairs. The ice cream maker just didn’t have priority.

  • Reply Jenni February 24, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Girl – I am constantly amazed by your creativity! What an amazing recipe! I love that you steered away from chocolate, too. This sounds so amazing!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan February 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      You are so sweet, Jenni! That is such a great compliment! I hope you get to try it soon! 🙂

  • Reply Lisa | Garlic & Zest February 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Mackenzie — this ice cream is magnificent! I love the spices and honey — but you’re too funny… As if I’d have to “store” it. I doubt it would make it to the freezer the first time. I’d simply dip my spoon in the ice cream maker and eat the whole batch!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan February 24, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      I like the way you think, Lisa. Although, I will confess, that if you eat too much of this is one sitting, the spices do start to burn your throat a little. While very good for aphrodisiac effect, too much a good thing, right?

  • Reply Eileen February 25, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    O-la-la! I love the idea of sexy spices.

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan May 20, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Regardless of whether or not they work, it so much fun. Right?

  • Reply Sasha @ Eat Love Eat February 26, 2017 at 11:36 am

    The flavours in this ice cream sound absolutely lovely!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan May 20, 2017 at 9:03 am

      It reminds me a lot of Chai, but creamier and the spices are more pronounced.

  • Reply michele February 26, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I love the combination of spices that you’re using in this recipe… I tend to be a traditional chocolate lover, but recently have been liking more subtle flavors in my vanilla. This will definitely be making an appearance at my house1

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan May 20, 2017 at 9:01 am

      I totally recommend just making the honey ice cream then, Michele. It’s SOOOO good, but when you add the spices, it can get a bit overwhelming.

  • Reply Donna February 26, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Ahhh now I need an ice cream maker, why don’t I have an ice-cream maker? This sounds so amazing and delicious and I want some now 🙂

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan May 20, 2017 at 8:35 am

      My ice cream maker was one of my best purchases, Donna. (However, I’ll be honest, I purely bought it to make frozen margaritas)

  • Reply Leah February 27, 2017 at 12:03 am

    This ice cream sounds amazing! What a lovely combination of flavors and tastes! I think this would be the perfect way to cool off in the coming months! Lovely!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan May 20, 2017 at 8:34 am

      It would be especially great during an Indian Summer when you’re starting to crave the warmth of autumn flavors and spices!

  • Reply Amanda February 27, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE honey ice cream. I had it at a local artisanal shop last summer and completely fell in love. (Didn’t know at the time that honey is an aphrodisiac!) I love that you’ve added spices to the honey and vanilla base. What a beautiful, fragrant pairing. This will be happening in my house ASAP!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan May 20, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Honey ice cream really should be a more common ice cream, don’t you agree? We should make that happen.

  • Reply J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all February 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I had no idea that these 6 ingredients were so sexy! Haha! So interesting to read. The ice cream sounds delicious with the honey involved as I am obsessed with anything honey. I definitely going to try this out! YUM!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan May 20, 2017 at 8:33 am

      This honey ice cream base is my absolute favorite! I use it for most of my homemade ice creams now!

  • Reply Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy February 27, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Not just the spices but that ice cream and the wildflower honey do look sexy. I had no idea there were aphrodisiac spices. I learn something new every time I visit your blog 🙂 Thanks for the amazing recipe! Can’t wait to try it soon!

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