Miso caramel ice cream

Miso caramel ice cream

Adam Simmonds serves up a sweet and savoury miso caramel ice cream recipe – all without the help of an ice cream maker.
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  1. Step 1

    To make the ice cream base, place the evaporated milk in a saucepan with the vanilla, bring to the boil then remove from the heat. Cover and allow to infuse for 15 minutes
  2. Step 2

    Combine the 125ml double cream with the miso paste in a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring to combine. As soon as the mixture starts to bubble, remove from the heat
  3. Step 3

    Place 100g of the sugar in a pan and heat without stirring until you have a dark caramel. Add the miso cream, stirring vigorously to combine (take care as the mixture may spit and bubble). Add the miso caramel cream to the evaporated milk and vanilla mixture and whisk until smooth and uniform in colour
  4. Step 4

    Add the egg yolks, remaining 180g of sugar and the salt to the Vitamix container and select Variable 1. Press Start and increase the speed to Variable 3, mixing until pale and creamy (watch the mixture carefully as you don't want to over-mix it). Reduce to Variable 1, and with the machine running, remove the lid plug and slowly pour the warm infused milk and miso mixture into the egg yolks until incorporated
  5. Step 5

    Transfer the mixture back to the saucepan and heat, whisking constantly, until it reaches 80°C (the mixture should thicken). Do not overheat, or eggs will scramble. Chill the mixture completely to 4°C in the fridge
  6. Step 6

    Combine the chilled custard and the remaining 450ml of double cream in the Vitamix. Select Variable 1, press Start and gradually increase the speed to Variable 10 for 20 seconds so the cream whips and thickens the custard
  7. Step 7

    Transfer to a container and place in the freezer to set overnight
  8. Step 8

    When ready to make the granola, preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper
  9. Step 9

    To make the savoury granola, melt the butter and sugar together in a pan then pour into a heatproof bowl over the remaining ingredients
  10. Step 10

    Stir well and empty the granola over the baking tray, spreading out in a thin layer. Bake in the oven until golden
  11. Step 11

    Allow the granola to cool then add to the Vitamix container. Select Variable 5 and pulse until the mixture reaches a breadcrumb-like consistency
  12. Step 12

    To serve, place a spoonful of the granola on each plate and top with a quenelle of ice cream. Serve immediately