As you might or might not know we moved house. In the house we bought we found a good as new ice cream maker, nothing fancy, but worth a try now we finally got some nice weather. I made strawberry sorbet following the recipe and than something I came up with, an ice cream with aniseed. Once I googled I soon discovered  was not the first one, but well what did I expect; not so difficult to replace vanilla with aniseed ;)

In the Netherlands you can buy aniseed flavourited sugar cubes. To make warm aniseed flavoured milk, lovely in wintertime. For a mug you would use about 4 cubes. I used 12 cubes for the ice cream, this gives a strong aniseed flavour.

  • 125 ml cream
  • 125 ml milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 45 gr sugar
  • 12 aniseed sugar cubes

Heat the milk and the cream, bring to boil and than turn of the heat. Mix the yolks and the sugar until it become whitish in colour. Add this to the milk and the cream also add the aniseed cubes. Bring this to the boil and boil for a couple of minutes, leave to cool.

Take your ice cream maker and pour the cooled mix into it, let it work for about 30 minutes (same as vanilla ice cream, as I’m not sure that all machines need the same amount of time).

Once finished I put it in a plastic container and back in the freezer for (minimum) another 30 minutes. I served it with home made berry juice/jelly, works well together, the acid of the berries is a good contrast for the aniseed.

Bon apetit :)