Olive Oil Ice Cream

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream“— this recipe may seem strange, but it’s really delicious!


Yields about 1 quart

  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup 35% cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Lemon or orange zest


  1. Place milk and cream in a medium size saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from stove.
  2. In a bowl, whisk egg yolks with the sugar and make sure mixture is well blended—it should be a light yellow colour.
  3. Continue whisking the mixture in the bowl, and slowly pour the milk and cream into the thoroughly blended egg yolk and sugar concoction.
  4. Pour the entire mixture back into the saucepan and cook over medium to low heat, stir with a wooden spoon until it thickens.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. After straining, add olive oil and vanilla. Place in freezer safe bowl with lid.
  7. Cover and freeze overnight for best results.
  8. Top with freshly grated orange or lemon zest and serve.

ENJOY! ice crream Gigi A.


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