Spicy Bourbon Ice Cream


We’ve all had vanilla, chocolate or strawberry ice cream. A cold treat can bring us back to our childhood and all of the good times. Some places specialize in new and innovative flavors. The elevation of ice cream is now a respected art form.
We put together a vanilla ice cream with a nice kick of spice, and a mellow finish of bourbon. Give it a try. It will blow your socks off.

Prep Equipment &Cooking Equipment

Salted Caramel sauce
Difficulty: Medium
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 hours

Preparation Equipment:
FinaPod with broken up star anise
• FinaPod with cardamom pods
• FinaPod with whole black pepper
• FinaPod with rock sugar
• FinaPod with Cloves

Cooking Equipment:
• Ice Cream Machine
• Large Pot
• Stove

Shopping List:
• 2 vanilla beans, scraped, with pods reserved
• 1.5 cups milk
• 1.5 cups heavy cream
• 6 egg yolks
• 1/2 cup ground rock sugar
• 3 cardamom pods
• 1 stick cinnamon
• ½ teaspoon freshly ground star anise
• 2 teaspoons freshly ground black peppercorns
• 1 teaspoon ground cloves
• A pinch of grated nutmeg
• 1 tablespoon bourbon




    1. Heat the milk, cream, vanilla (pods and seeds), alcohol
    2. Grind spices with FinaMill and combine everything in a large pot, and simmer for 30 minutes.
    3. Whisk egg yolks and sugar, and fold into the warm dairy mixture. Cook until it thickened. Pour through a strainer, and chill in the refrigerator at least 4 hours, or overnight.
    4. Load into your ice cream machine and follow manufacturers instructions.