Sweet Corn Cilantro Ice Cream

Sweet Corn Cilantro Ice Cream @themerrythoughtFor National Ice Cream Month, we’ve been trying out a few unique flavors. A local ice cream shop had Sweet Corn ice cream listed and it caught my attention – I could eat corn on the cob every day and be a happy lady – so I decided it was one that we should try making. It’s pretty simple and way more delicious than you’re probably thinking right now.

If you’re a sweet & savory lover this is definitely a treat you’ll want to try!
Sweet Corn Cilantro Ice Cream @themerrythoughtSweet Corn Cilantro Ice Cream

1.5 cups milk
2 ears of sweet corn (shucked, kernels cut off and cob cut in large chunks)
1.5 cups heavy cream
2/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp corn syrup
1/4 tsp  salt
bunch cilantro (about 20 stems worth of leaves)
3 tbsp cream cheese (softened)
4 tsp cornstarch
juice of one lime

Mix together the cornstarch and lime juice, and set aside.
In a medium pot, whisk together the milk, heavy cream, sugar, corn syrup, and salt.
Add the corn kernels, cob, and cilantro and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring continuously.
After 4 minutes, add the cornstarch and lime mixture. Return to a boil and cook for about 2 minutes more, stirring continuously.
Strain the hot mixture through a mesh sieve into a large bowl.
Place cream cheese in a bowl and pour in a small amount of the hot milk mixture. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in the remaining milk mixture, then pour mixture into a plastic bag, seal, and place in a bowl of ice water until chilled.
Once chilled, pour mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer’s instructions. After churning, freeze for 2-3 hours.

Next time I make this, I’ll probably try adding a bit more cilantro or maybe a bit of jalapeño.

Slightly adapted from Two Red Bowls

Sweet Corn Cilantro Ice Cream @themerrythoughtSweet Corn Cilantro Ice Cream @themerrythoughtxo. Caitlin

6 comments
  • cynthiaFriday, July 11, 2014 - 10:59 am

    Oh my gosh, this is incredible!! The cilantro is so genius, and I love that you used two ears of corn instead of one — it was on my list to do for next time! These photos are phenomenal too (I’m obsessed with the shot of the corn in the cone… too cool). Yay for sweet corn ice cream and for Jeni Britton Bauer 🙂 Thank you so so much for linking to me!ReplyCancel

  • Baby JuneFriday, July 11, 2014 - 11:31 am

    That sounds lovely! I’ve never tried anything like it but I imagine it is great. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carly @ ZauberbearFriday, July 11, 2014 - 11:36 am

    Humans come up with the most interesting ice cream flavors. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • CaroleFriday, July 11, 2014 - 10:19 pm

    Americans anyway. lol

    I love homemade ice cream, but I’ll go ahead and take your word on this one. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • LoknessSaturday, July 12, 2014 - 11:53 am

    Wow! Cilantro is ice cream! That is probably the first! Amazing idea! With the sweet corn in season, I bet this ice cream is incredible!ReplyCancel

  • AzuSaturday, July 12, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    Wow, have to try this ice-cream. Great photos!ReplyCancel

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