I wanted to make a liquorice ice cream, but I did not want to use and essence or a liqueur. So I bought some soft black liquorice. I picked a good quality one. I first tried to see what it was like to soak the liquorice in milk. So I put a few pieces in a glass jar with some milk in it, and left that in the refrigerator over night. The flavour was starting to come out and into the milk. So I added more pieces into the milk. What the milk also did was really soften the liquorice up. I was able to use a hand blender to blend down the liquorice. Ever try to do that with normal liquorice? It just gets stuck on the blade or the side of the blender. But after soaking in the milk, it blended down into the milk. I added the cream in. Gave it a taste test. Needed a little sweetness, so I added 1/2 cup of milk. So in the end I used liquorice, 1 cup milk, 600ml cream and 1/2 cup white sugar. Creamy liquorice ice cream.
A father making some special treats for my wife and son, and sharing them with the world.