Red Licorice Ice Cream

In my hometown there was a little ice cream truck downtown in the summers that my sister worked at.  Occasionally I’d tag along with my Dad when he would pick her up.  He ALWAYS had to check if they had the black licorice ice cream in.  I’m not sure if I loved it too or just liked it because he liked it.  I’ve been toying around with different ways to make homemade when my youngest asked if we could make red licorice ice cream.  Why not?!
After a few batches of tedious straining I had a moment of clarity when I saw our vita mix on the counter.  Why not? So I made a simple Philadelphia style ice cream base with reduced sugar since the licorice itself has sugar.  I wish my Dad were here to try it, I think it would be his new favorite.
Make a batch up for your favorites this Valentines day!

LICORICE ICE CREAM
5 oz licorice (13 sticks)
1 1/2 cups milk (I use fat free)
2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
Chill or immediately churn in ice cream maker.
(I used my Cuisinart 1 1/2 quart ice cream maker and churned 25 minutes)
Freeze in airtight container for at least an hour before serving.

Red Licorice Ice Cream

Yield: 1 1/2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 5 oz licorice (13 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I use fat free)
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  • Chill or immediately churn in ice cream maker.
  • (I used my Cuisinart 1 1/2 quart ice cream maker and churned 25 minutes)
  • Freeze in airtight container for at least an hour before serving.
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