Maple-Bourbon Ice Cream

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You’ll need an ice cream maker to churn out this rich and creamy maple-bourbon ice cream recipe. Serve it on its own or as an accompaniment to Sticky Pecan Pie, Bananas Foster or scooped over toasted banana bread. For best flavor and texture, refrigerate the base for at least 4 (and up to 12) hours before transferring to the ice cream maker.


Maple-Bourbon Ice Cream

  • 1½ cups half and half
  • 8 egg yolks
  • ½ cup Grade B maple syrup
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ tablespoons Bourbon


  1. Heat the half and half in a two-quart saucepan over medium heat just until it starts to boil, then turn off the stove.
  2. Whisk the eggs, syrup and sugar in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk the hot half and half into the egg mixture and return the liquid to the saucepan. Return the pan to medium heat and stir constantly with a rubber spatula or whisk, until bubbles appear around the edges of the pan and the liquid coats the back of a spoon.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate the ice cream base for 4 to 12 hours.
  4. Freeze in an ice cream maker. The ice cream may be frozen in a tightly-lidded container for up to 1 week.
  5. Maple-Bourbon Ice Cream recipe

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