Spice Ice Cream

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About1 quart


Total Timeunder 2 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party

Recipe Coursedessert

Equipmentice cream maker


Taste and Texturecreamy, spiced, sweet

Type of Dishfrozen dessert


  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup heavy sweet cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks


  1. Combine milk and cream in a saucepan. Add spices and half the sugar. Stir and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

  2. Combine remaining sugar and egg yolks. Beat for about 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined.

  3. Gradually add milk mixture to egg-yolk mixture. Stir to combine and return to saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture coats the back of a spoon. Be careful not to let mixture boil.

  4. Cool and pour into an ice-cream machine. Follow manufacturer’s directions.


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