Basil ice cream

Appetizing Basil ice cream Recipe

Strange though it may sound, this is a delicious burst of spring with its sweet, herbacious flavour. It works particularly well after an Asian-inspired meal.
Basil ice cream
Prep Time : 0:35 | Cook Time : 2:35 | Total Time : 3:10 | Serving : 1 litre person.


  • 1 large bunch fresh basil, leaves picked, plus extra to garnish

  • 500g caster sugar

  • 250g mascarpone cheese

  • 1.25kg thick Greek-style yoghurt


  • Step 1

    Place the basil leaves and caster sugar in a food processor and pulse until the mixture forms a coarse powder. Add the mascarpone cheese and the Greek-style yoghurt, then pulse to combine.

  • Step 2

    Churn the mixture in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions, then freeze until firm. If hand-churning, see note.

  • Step 3

    Serve scoops of the ice cream garnished with extra basil leaves.

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