Maple-Sage Ice Cream with Maple-Sage Sugared Walnuts

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Author Notes: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! I used Merrill's The Best Lime Ice Cream as a jumping-off point. The Maple-Sage Sugared Walnuts are adapted from the recipe for Maple Sugared Pecans in the cookbook In the Sweet Kitchen by Regan Daley, one of my favorite cookbooks.mrslarkin

Food52 Review: Mrslarkin's easy ice cream recipe elegantly highlights the beauty of sage-walnut-maple combo.The sage is no shrinking violet in this silky ice cream that contrasts beautifully with the crunchy, caramelized walnuts. Indeed, we do all scream for ice cream.Food52

Makes about 3 cups of ice cream

For the Maple-Sage Sugared Walnuts

  • 1 cup raw walnuts, halves and pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon egg white
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Prepare a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Place walnuts and chopped sage in a small mixing bowl. Mix egg white and maple syrup in a small cup. Add to walnuts and stir well. Sprinkle the brown sugar over and toss to coat nuts completely. Spill walnuts onto cookie sheet, and spread out in one layer.
  2. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, stirring a few times, until nuts are nicely toasted. Slide parchment off of hot cookie sheet onto a cooling rack and cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

For the Maple Sage Ice Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 dozen fresh sage leaves
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, place cream and sage leaves. Using a muddler or a wooden spoon, muddle the leaves now and then as the cream heats. Do not boil. When mixture starts to steam, stir in maple syrup. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Chill in fridge for several hours or overnight.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove the sage leaves from the cream.
  3. Pour cream into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Remove to a freezable container to harden some more.
  4. To serve, scoop ice cream into bowls, layering the sugared walnuts throughout, or just scattering the nuts on top of the ice cream. If desired, a drizzle of maple syrup tastes pretty yummy, too!
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over 2 years ago wssmom

Sooooooo yummy ...

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over 2 years ago Midge

What a combo. Sounds amazing mrslarkin.

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over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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thanks so much, Midge!

Summer_2010_1048

over 2 years ago Midge

What a combo. Sounds amazing mrslarkin.

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almost 3 years ago Ms. T

Congrats on the CP, this sounds lovely! I got the book "Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream" for Christmas (which I highly recommend--lots of interesting flavor combos and secret ingredients that contribute to the perfect texture), so I've been on an ice cream making bender lately. I will have to give your recipe a try before I force myself to hide the ice cream maker for my own good :)

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over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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thanks, Ms. T! Haha, every time i look at my ice cream maker, i think "i have GOT to put that thing away!" It's dangerous. hazards of the job, i guess.

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almost 3 years ago LE BEC FIN

mrs l, since you are so clever w/ savory dessert elements, here's 2 more ideas i've always wanted to try w/ icecream flavors. i bet you could create great versions of them:
lemon thyme
and
lemon black pepper.

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over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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yum! that sounds like a scrumptious idea! Thanks LBF.

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almost 3 years ago fiveandspice

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WOW!!!!!

Mrs._larkin_370

almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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:) I'm eating some right now.....yumm.

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almost 3 years ago gingerroot

Yes, please! I'll be there in 11 hours, give or take a few. : ) Simply delicious.

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, g!! It's right here waiting for you....;)

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almost 3 years ago drbabs

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yum. so creative!

Mrs._larkin_370

almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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thank you drbabs!

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almost 3 years ago Bevi

This is too much! My Vermont mom loves her maple walnut ice cream - I will have to make this for her!

Mrs._larkin_370

almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks Bevi! Now that will be the true test!! Hope mom likes it. :)

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almost 3 years ago aargersi

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Way to blow our NY resolutions Mrs. L :-) Sounds absolutely delicious

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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woopsies. and thank you!! ;)

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almost 3 years ago LE BEC FIN

now THIS is thinking outside the box. congrats! you should be wicked proud of yourself.

Mrs._larkin_370

almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Wow, thank you! That's really nice of you to say.

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almost 3 years ago arielleclementine

sounds incredible, and those walnuts look ridiculously delicious!

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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thank you kindly, ac!

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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thank you kindly, ac!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Brilliant, wow. Ok I'm officially in awe!! I eat ice cream year round.

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Oh, thank you sdebrango! Yeah, I can't ever pass up ice cream.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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I have to make the ice cream and have it with the tart i made, that would be so good!

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

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I was hoping someone would do something sweet. Lovely.

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, b! You know me, I couldn't *not* do something sweet! But for a change, I didn't bake!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Wow! This sounds fantastic. I love how you made the ice cream with only 3 ingredients & your sugared walnuts must take it over the top.

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thank you hla! The crunch of the nuts and the creaminess of the ice cream is a great combo.