Garlic ice cream is a flavor experience that must be savored

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While vampires might not be screaming for this sweet and savory treat, garlic ice cream could be the flavor experience that deserves a second spoonful. Before anyone questions whether this dessert feels more like a topping to pasta or even a steak, the dessert does have many fans. Are your tastebuds churning for a bowl yet?

Garlic ice cream isn’t necessarily a new idea. At the Gilroy Garlic Festival, the idea has been served on many occasions. The subtle garlic flavor mixed with the sweet cream and honey is a lovely treat.

While some people have found other savory applications to this ice cream, the reality is that the flavor really works as a dessert. Whether eaten on its own, drizzled with caramel or boosted with some hot honey, this ice cream will surprise you.

How can you make garlic ice cream?

Recently McCormick shared this recipe using Gourmet Garden Chunky Garlic Stir-in Paste. The no churn ice cream is subtle but has layers of flavor. With a touch of heat from the red pepper, it will surprise you.

Here’s a recipe for garlic ice cream.

Gourmet Garden’s Garlic Ice Cream (No Churn)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Garlic Ice Cream Ingredients:·

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 teaspoons Gourmet Garden Chunky Garlic Stir-In Paste
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract

Spicy Garlic Ice Cream Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey or your favorite ice cream topping, such as maple syrup, chocolate syrup or caramel sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Chunky Garlic Stir-In Paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Crushed Red Pepper


  • For the ice cream, place all ingredients in blender container; cover. Blend on high speed about 1 minute or until well blended and slightly thickened.
  • Pour ice cream mixture into freezer-safe container. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing down to cover surface of ice cream mixture. Freeze at least 4 hours or until firm.
  • For the Spicy Garlic Ice Cream Topping, place honey or ice cream topping in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir in Garlic Paste and red pepper until well blended. Drizzle over ice cream to serve.

Makes 6 (2/3 cup) servings

Sauce = 1/2 cup

If you prefer a more subtle flavor, you can omit the topping. Actually, that part of the recipe has applications beyond this recipe.  It would work well with chicken or even shrimp.

Isn’t it time for you to think outside of the traditional flavor box? Why not enjoy a bowl of garlic ice cream and open yourself to the flavor possibilities.

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Do you like savory desserts? What recipes have you tried that are a little different?