Have you ever tasted creme fraiche? Mmm, it’s so good. Never one to leave well enough alone, I decided to make ice cream from creme fraiche. Creme Fraiche Ice Cream has a lovely, earthy flavor that goes well with fresh fruit, cooked fruit desserts and any type of ice cream sauce.
I love making ice cream at home. Sure, it’s easy enough to buy ice cream, but it’s fun to play with different flavors when making your own. For years I used the same cream and milk base and simply added different ingredients to make new flavors.
Recently, I’ve moved beyond heavy cream and have been experimenting with a variety of dairy products as the base for ice cream. I’ve made Cheesecake Ice Cream using cream cheese as the base. Because of my love affair with buttermilk as an ingredient, I just had to make Buttermilk Ice Cream, YUM!
So now I’m making ice cream with another alternate dairy product, creme fraiche. Have you ever tried creme fraiche? I love it. It has a texture similar to sour cream, but it’s not overtly sour. I would describe creme fraiche’s flavor as earthy with a bit of a cheesy background note. I know, I know, I’m not making it sound delicious. But creme fraiche really has a specific, wonderful and complex flavor.
I originally made this ice cream last fall to go with Apple Tarte Tatin. Because of the holiday rush I didn’t have time to photograph either the tart or the ice cream. So, no blog post at that time. Hopefully, I’ll get around to posting my favorite Apple Tarte Tatin recipe next fall.
For now, ice cream season is coming! It’s time to break out my ice cream maker and get to work. I couldn’t wait to give you this recipe for Creme Fraiche Ice Cream, which has me completely obsessed. Since the recipe was already done, I just had to run a batch and take the photos to get it to you.
Click through the slider to see how-to make Creme Fraiche Ice Cream:
The rich earthy flavor of Creme Fraiche Ice Cream complements sweet and tart fruit flavors. It pairs perfectly with fruit pie, fruit compote or fresh fruit. Ummm, I guess I shouldn’t admit to eating an embarassingly big bowl of Creme Fraiche Ice slathered with Butterscotch Sauce last weekend. But I did, and I’m not sorry. It was totally worth the calories…
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