Honey Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Lemon and Thyme Macerated Nectarines

July 19, 2016

Author Notes: Juicy nectarines are macerated with lemon, thyme, and olive to create a savory-but-sweet chutney, ice cream topper, or straight-from-the-jar snack. Honey Goat Cheese Ice Cream is the perfect canvas for this gorgeous summer treat.Jamie

Serves: 4-6


For the lemon and thyme macerated nectarines:

  • 1 pound nectarines
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme

For the honey goat cheese ice cream:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 ounces creamy goat cheese
In This Recipe


  1. For the honey goat cheese ice cream: In a medium saucepan, add cream, milk, and honey. Bring to a low simmer, stirring every so often.
  2. Once combined, remove from heat and whisk in goat cheese. Transfer to a covered glass dish, allowing to cool. Chill in refrigerator for at least 4 hours (or overnight).
  3. Once mixture is completely chilled, transfer to an ice cream maker, processing according to manufacturer's instruction. Freeze additionally to reach desired consistency (I froze mine for an additional 24 hours prior to enjoying).
  4. For the lemon and thyme macerated nectarines: In a medium bowl, combine sliced nectarines, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, sugar, and thyme.
  5. Allow to macerate at least 1 hour.
  6. To serve: Scoop ice cream in to bowls. Top with macerated nectarines, using reserved liquid as a sauce. Garnish with additional thyme. Enjoy!

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