How to Make Olive Oil Ice Cream: Easy Step-By-Step Video Recipe

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Want to make ice cream at home with a wine country twist? Learn how to make olive oil ice cream with our easy, step-by-step video, including recipe and instructions. The addition of a fine extra virgin olive oil gives the ice cream a richer, almost buttery taste. Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is always on hand in our kitchen, and high-quality olive oils have a richness and complexity that brings additional depth of flavors to ice cream, as well as myriad health benefits. The Jordan olive oil’s elegant buttery texture and notes of citrus, flower blossoms and pepper give this simple homemade ice cream recipe a unique, gourmet flavor your guests will love.

One of the key steps in this recipe is tempering the egg yolks, which helps this homemade ice cream achieve its creamy texture. Also, it’s just as important to make sure that your base is immediately cooled once it reaches the right consistency. I used the Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker (about $300 on Amazon) in this video, but the ultra-pricey commercial ice cream making machines produce the best results.

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Jordan Olive Oil Ice Cream

close up of Jordan winery olive oil drizzled over olive oil ice cream


1¾ cups whole milk

¼ cup cream

½ cup sugar

Pinch of salt

4 egg yolks

¼ cup Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil



In a medium saucepan, heat milk, cream, sugar and salt over medium heat until reaching a slow boil.

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In a medium bowl, temper the eggs by slowly whisking half of the hot liquid into the yolks. Slowly whisk the hot liquid and egg mixture back into the saucepan. With the heat on low, continue whisking until the base slightly thickens.

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Using a chinoise or fine strainer, strain the base into a medium bowl set directly over an ice bath. Stir in olive oil.

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Allow the base to cool completely (or refrigerate overnight for a creamier texture). Spin in an ice cream machine, following the manufacturer’s directions.

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Transfer ice cream to an air-tight container and freeze for 3-4 hours, or until firm.

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To serve, scoop ice cream into bowls and add a sprinkle of sea salt and a drizzle of Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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