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Gilroy Garlic Ice Cream


Gilroy Garlic Ice Cream

That's right, free garlic ice cream at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

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Gilroy, California is the self-proclaimed "Garlic Capitol of the World." Their annual festival features garlic being used in virtually everyway imaginable. So it's no surprise that it ended up in an ice cream recipe. What does garlic ice cream taste like? There's only two ways to find out

Makes 1 quart

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 vanilla bean, split in half, and the seeds scraped out and reserved
  • 1 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 egg yolks


  1. Put milk, garlic, vanilla pod and seeds in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and remove immediately.

  2. In mixing bowl, whisk the cream, sugar and egg yolks until combined. Whisking constantly, slowly strain the hot milk mixture into the egg and sugar mixture.

  3. Return the mixture to the pan and stir continuously over low heat until it thickens slightly, and coats the back of a spoon, about 10-12 minutes. Do not boil!

  4. Pour in a bowl and chill over an ice bath. Pour into ice cream machine and churn until done. Freeze until ready to serve.

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