Mountain Pine Ice Cream

by Marla on February 26, 2014 · 26 comments

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Mountain Pine Ice Cream | A sweet taste of the Mountains!

Let’s face it, I should have come up with this Pine Ice Cream in time for the winter/Christmas holiday buzz. But I didn’t.

The idea hit me last week when I finally found this Dram Pine Syrup. Now my life (and yours) is forever changed!

Mountain Pine Ice Cream | A sweet taste of the Mountains!

I found the pine syrup (I have been looking for pine flavoring forevahhh!) at my favorite local charcuterie/cheese shop, Over the Moon here in Telluride, CO.

Gotta love small town stores that stock the finest of the fine. Along with this syrup they have my favorite Ski House candle. Which also smells like pine by the way.

Mountain Pine Ice Cream | A sweet taste of the Mountains!

My Blythe dolls hang out on pine too…

Blythe Dolls in Telluride, Colorado |

If you love the Rocky Mountains like I do…then this syrup & ice cream captures those flavors perfectly. I also drizzled on some Pine Honey.

With red sprinkles this becomes oh so festive…you can bookmark & pin this recipe for next Christmas. Your holiday guests will be wowed by your creativity. Or don’t wait. Make some today!

Mountain Pine Ice Cream | A sweet taste of the Mountains!

The flavor is not too intense in this ice cream, it is perfectly sweet with the essence of brisk, airy mountain flavors.

It is pretty served white (like the snow) too…

Mountain Pine Ice Cream | A sweet taste of the Mountains!

Homemade ice cream is simple to prepare. As long as you have a handy dandy ice cream maker then you are in great shape to experiment & go for it!

(Sometimes you don’t even need one of those.)

Mountain Pine Ice Cream | A sweet taste of the Mountains!


Mountain Pine Ice Cream

Rating: 51

Yield: 8 servings

Mountain Pine Ice Cream


  • 2 cups Half & Half
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3/4 cup minus 3 tablespoons Organic Pure Cane Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dram Pine Syrup
  • *Ice Cream Maker
  • Toppings
  • Sprinkles
  • Pine Honey
  • Chocolate Shavings


  • Make sure your ice cream maker is chilled & ready to use. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of a saucepan. Combine all ingredients in the saucepan over medium heat, stir to combine. Bring mixture barely to a simmer (170 degrees F.) Remove from heat and transfer ice cream mixture to a bowl. Chill in the fridge until cold. Churn cold ice cream mixture according to your machine directions. Freeze until ready to use. Top with honey & sprinkles if desired.

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maria February 26, 2014 at 5:33 am

Fun flavor!


2 Averie @ Averie Cooks February 26, 2014 at 6:07 am

Ok I’ve never even HEARD of pine syrup! Totally new one to me! How intriguing! Must try! Pinned


3 Julie @ Table for Two February 26, 2014 at 6:23 am

Wow, this is so intriguing! For some reason, I can already taste the piney scent in my mouth! I’m sure this is such a refreshing ice cream!


4 Jenny Flake February 26, 2014 at 6:29 am

What I wouldn’t give to try this!! Sounds amazing girl :)


5 Rosa February 26, 2014 at 6:55 am

What an interesting flavor. This refreshing ice cream must taste heavenly.




6 Sommer @ASpicyPerspective February 26, 2014 at 8:07 am

Pine Syrup?!?! Yep, my life is forever changed! Oh, I must try this ice cream recipe!


7 Angel February 26, 2014 at 9:02 am

Pine Syrup, I had no idea their was such a thing , I am in love already !!!


8 alison @ Ingredients, Inc. February 26, 2014 at 9:18 am

lovely as always!


9 naomi February 26, 2014 at 9:26 am

hmm, pine flavor is new to me. gonna have to give it a try!


10 Toni | Boulder Locavore February 26, 2014 at 9:55 am

I love, love, LOVE this Marla! Not only is the syrup so unique (love Silver Plume too) but the photos are fantastic. They set such a warm tone and are simply beautiful!


11 Danguole February 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Oooh, I gotta go find me some of that stuff! I keep meaning to make my own pine-y things, but always assume that involves foraging or whatever. This looks fantastic!


12 sue/the view from great island February 26, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Yikes — this gets my vote for the most creative ice cream recipe yet! Love it, and pinned!


13 Meredith February 26, 2014 at 2:39 pm

So intrigued!


14 Jessica February 26, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Hi! I just found you through a food photography community on google+. I have to admit that I was super intrigued by the pine syrup (being a gin lover – it sounds to die for). Then you mentioned in your post that you’re from Telluride! It’s my most favorite place in the world. My husband and I spent our honeymoon there, it’s our favorite ski spot, and we come back for the Blues and Brews every year we can with our two daughters. Heaven on earth, that little box canyon.

Anyway, I’m glad I stumbled upon this. I’ll be sure to pin it and come back to visit for more recipes!


15 Marla February 26, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Hi Jessica, thanks so much for stopping by! Isn’t Telluride the most magical place ever….each day I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to finally move here. Only took a decade 😉 The skiing has been great this year. Hopefully next time you guys are in town you can track down this pine syrup at Over the Moon. We can meet there for a glass of wine!


16 Jessica February 26, 2014 at 8:59 pm

It’s reassuring to hear it took you so long! It’s the place we’d like to find ourselves in long term.


17 Natalie @ Life Made Simple February 26, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Oooh! I have got to try this! Sounds incredible!!!


18 Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 26, 2014 at 7:43 pm

How fun and festive is this! Love the idea of serving pine ice cream on a wintry day!


19 Tieghan February 26, 2014 at 9:14 pm

whoa, this is so cool! I love the smell of pine so I cannot wait to give this a try!


20 Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen February 27, 2014 at 2:03 am

Ooo, I have to get my hands on some pine syrup!


21 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 27, 2014 at 8:37 am

Wow! I would love to dip a spoon into a big bowl of pine-flavored ice cream while admiring the mountains. Wonderful flavor!


22 Marta@What should I eat for breakfast today February 28, 2014 at 9:30 am

Oh it looks so pretty.


23 Paula – bell’alimento March 1, 2014 at 5:26 pm

I am screaming for your ice cream! Pinning!


24 Marla March 2, 2014 at 5:16 am

Ha! Thanks Paula :)


25 Kathy @ Olives & Garlic March 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm

I have never heard of the pine syrup. I can’t even imagine what it would taste like. But this ice cream looks delicious. Pinning it.


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