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Mountain Pine Ice Cream

Taste the mountains with this gorgeous Pine infused ice cream. A great recipe for holiday parties!

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time6 hrsTotal Time6 hrs 30 mins
Pine Syrup
 1 cup Spruce or Douglas Fir needles (make sure they have not been treated with chemical pesticides)
 1 cup boiling water
 1 cup granulated sugar
Ice Cream
 2 cups half & half
 1 cup heavy whipping cream
 3/4 cup minus 3 tablespoons organic pure cane sugar
 1/4 cup pine syrup
toppings
 Sprinkles
 Chocolate Shavings
Pine Syrup
1

Rinse 1 cup needles, then finely chop in a food processor. Bring the water and sugar to a boil. Make sure all the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat, add the needles and steep 2 to 3 hours. Strain the syrup and refrigerate up to a month. It tastes great in cocktails too.

Ice Cream
2

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.

Ingredients

Pine Syrup
 1 cup Spruce or Douglas Fir needles (make sure they have not been treated with chemical pesticides)
 1 cup boiling water
 1 cup granulated sugar
Ice Cream
 2 cups half & half
 1 cup heavy whipping cream
 3/4 cup minus 3 tablespoons organic pure cane sugar
 1/4 cup pine syrup
toppings
 Sprinkles
 Chocolate Shavings

Directions

Pine Syrup
1

Rinse 1 cup needles, then finely chop in a food processor. Bring the water and sugar to a boil. Make sure all the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat, add the needles and steep 2 to 3 hours. Strain the syrup and refrigerate up to a month. It tastes great in cocktails too.

Ice Cream
2

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.

Mountain Pine Ice Cream

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