Gooseberry Mint Ice Cream

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Gooseberry Mint Ice Cream |

In our family ice cream is the favorite treat. Perhaps there’s a profound meaning, but we’ve never thought of it. We just keep on loving ice cream. You don’t need to explain some fundamental things, right?

Gooseberry Mint Ice Cream |

I’ve noticed few times that any ice cream should meet our Andrew’s demanding expectations. He loves keeping it classy. That means loads of chocolate and nuts. Nope, he still loves sophisticated combos (Does he have a chance not to love them since I make ice cream, haha?) There is one quintessential rule. All sophisticated combos should be loaded with chocolate and nuts. You got his logic, didn’t you?

But there’s one thing we agree on. We both are not fond of eating fruit ice cream. That could be cool once in a while, but ice cream should include….yes, you’re right, nuts and chocolate!

Gooseberry Mint Ice Cream |

I started making ice cream in 2011, and since that time I’ve made ice cream, I believe, over 100 times. I remember almost all the fruit combos. Let’s count them.

  • Lemon Curd Ice Cream
  • Apple Pie Ice Cream
  • Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
  • Roasted Rhubarb and Crumble Ice Cream (It looked horrendous!)
  • Melon Cream Cheese Ice Cream
  • Raspberry Dark Chocolate Ice Cream (Here we go!)
  • Mango Mascarpone Ice Cream
  • Cherry Mascarpone Ice Cream
  • Lemon Ricotta Poppy Seeds Ice Cream (Highly recommend this one!)

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Sure I might have made but not recorded on my old blog a few other flavors, but this data is quite representative.

And now guys, take a bright marker and mark this date in you calendar!

Today it’s August, 8. The year is still 2015.

Gooseberry Mint Ice Cream |

And this is the first fruit ice cream I’m sharing here! One year back or so I would have said something like that “It’s the first and the last fruit ice cream here”. However, this summer I’ve been trying to cut down on ice cream chocolate and nuts, so a few fruit versions happened to be. Moreover, I’ve came to realize fruit ice cream could be sophisticated as well! What’s wrong with me?

Gooseberry Mint Ice Cream |

Originally, when we picked some lovely gooseberries on the farm, I was going to make sorbet. But when I thought about Gooseberry Ice Cream. Why not. I asked Andrew probably hoping he would reject such a pathetic idea, but he agreed. What’s wrong with him too?

I decided to enhance it with some chocolate mint because we got a lot of the chocolate mint in the garden which I needed to utilize I though adding it would introduce a sophisticated flavor in the background.

Gooseberry Mint Ice Cream |

It did, indeed.

This Gooseberry Mint Ice Cream turned out to be really good. Refreshing and tart, it reminded me rhubarb flavor. Not bad at all. But I think some white chocolate would make it even better, haha.

Ok, I hope you have already marked this date in your calendar? Good! I think we should celebrate a new holiday. Every year. Or better month.

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What about you folks? Have you ever incorporated gooseberries in cooking? What’s your favorite fruit ice cream combo? How would you name this new holiday?:)

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20 thoughts on “Gooseberry Mint Ice Cream

  1. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    I love gooseberries and would never think about incorporating them in an ice cream. Once again Ben, you have impressed me with your creative culinary ways. I’m all about chocolate and nuts (and brownies) in my ice cream (yeah, I know boring) but I could totally get into loving this gooseberry mint one :)
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  2. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says:

    Gooseberry ice-cream? Wow! Ice cream is the favorite treat in our family too. I need to buy an ice-cream maker, but husband says “No ice-cream maker. I don’t want to eat so much ice-cream”. But I know, I he can’t say NO for long, and I will convince him soon! ;) I have never had gooseberry in an ice-cream. This is MUST try recipe for me! YUMMY! Thank for this divine treat, Ben! :)
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  3. Emanuele @ Guyslovecooking says:

    I am a more chocolate and nutty ice cream myself too.I think I could live on ice cream alone.
    However Hoang banned me from byuing an ice cream maker, too dangerous he says. I think the ice cream maker is one of the very few things we argue about. I want one!!
    I have never had Gooseberry. Don’t look down on me now :)

  4. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    Keep the frozen treats coming! Sorbet, ice cream with or without nuts, possibly with fruit. Don’t care.. just as long as you keep posting their yumminess! I think I’ve had gooseberries like twice in my life, and most definitely never in ice cream, so this combination sounds interesting amd quite delish! Going to have to give this a try… if I can find gooseberries?! Side note- Boy loves anything with chocolate and nuts as well. You already know where I lie with that one. #allergic. Hope you both are having a great weekend, Ben! Cheers buddy! <3

  5. David @ Spiced says:

    I share Andrew’s feelings about nuts and chocolate. But this gooseberry ice cream looks insanely good, Ben! I have to be honest, though…I’ve never played with gooseberries. I totally need to find some now. I’m intrigued in a very good way! :-)
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