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Black sesame and orange ice cream

In Asia black sesame ice cream is as classic a flavour as chocolate or vanilla in Europe. Mix it with orange zest and you have a truly different combination of flavours. Try this recipe for something a little different to the same old ice creams you usually serve.

Black sesame and orange ice cream

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup black sesame seeds
  • 750ml fresh cream (Benna)
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • 1 orange, zest only
  • 1 tsp salt


Method
  1. Dry fry the sesame seeds, stirring frequently, to release flavours. Allow to cool and set aside.
  2. Transfer the seeds to a food processor and blitz the sesame seeds with 3 tbsp fresh cream. Blend to until smooth.
  3. Add the remaining cream and blend on high until well-combined, approx. 2 mins.
  4. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until thickened and lighter in colour.
  5. Over low heat, combine the egg yolk mixture with the cream mixture and still constantly until the mixture thickens to form a custard. The custard is ready when it coats the back of a spoon and a finger run over the back leaves a clean line.
  6. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Transfer to an air-tight container and refrigerate overnight so that the custard is very cold.
  7. Stir in the sesame oil, orange zest and salt until well-combined.
  8. Churn the ice cream in an ice cream maker the following day according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


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