Tomato ice cream

Tomato ice cream


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About this recipe: This tomato ice cream may sound a little odd, but it tastes amazing and is sure to impress as a starter. This ice cream has wonderful flavours of thyme, basil and garlic running through it. Invigorating and different!

jean.isacke Dorset, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 450g (1 lb) tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pinch thyme
  • 1 pinch basil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 300g (11 oz) real mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 75ml (3 fl oz) double cream, lightly whipped
  • 1 good pinch sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • watercress to garnish

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:5hr freezing  ›  Ready in:5hr25min 

  1. In a saucepan combine the tomatoes, bay leaf, thyme, basil and garlic. Cover and simmer over medium heat until soft. Pass through a sieve and cool.
  2. Mix the tomatoes with mayonnaise, lemon juice, orange rind, cream and sugar. Pour into a rigid container and freeze.
  3. Move to the fridge 1 hour before serving. Spoon into glasses and garnish with watercress.

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