I bought a bunch of Kirby cucumbers today at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and started experimenting. I stopped with this recipe. It was #2. It's a nice simple treat for one. I used Vanilla Bean Ice Cream from Straus Family Creamery. I like it because it is not overly sweet. My fleur de sel of choice is Croque au Sel de l Ile de Re Fleur de Sel. It seems to improve everything it touches. I served my Cucumber Frappe for One in a Kerr 1/2 Pint Wide Mouth Jar, garnished with a sprig of mint, and ate it with a spoon. —Denise
Vanilla Ice Cream
Fleur de Sel
Fresh Mint (optional garnish)
In This Recipe
Top, tail, and peel cucumber. Cut into large chunks. Add to blender.
Toast anise seed in heavy bottom pan. Crush seeds in mortar and pestle or with meat pounder similar to Amanda's. Add to blender.
Add ice cream to blender.
Add fleur de sel to blender.
Pour into pretty dessert dish of choice. Garnish with mint, if it seems like a nice idea.