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3 Ways for how to Make Garlic Ice Cream at Home

Updated on October 6, 2010

Garlic desserts are definitely an unusual option for the home chef. Sometimes unusual is exactly what the day calls for, though. When that's the case, homemade garlic ice cream is definitely a top choice. It's got a very unique flavor, is fun to make and only requires a few basic ingredients that you may already have in your home. We'll take a look at three different recipes for homemade garlic ice cream ... dare to try them all and pick your favorite!

Homemade Garlic Ice Cream Recipe #1: Traditional recipe

If there is such a thing as traditional garlic ice cream then this recipe is the one that will help you make it. It uses some basic ingredients and a standard process for making ice cream. It does require that you have an ice cream maker. You'll end up with four pints of traditional garlic ice cream if you follow this recipe.

  • Pour four cups milk into a saucepan.
  • Add 2 cloves minced garlic and 2 vanilla beans (seeds included but separated from the pods). Bring to a boil.
  • In separate bowl, mix together 2 cups heavy cream, 3 cups sugar and 16 egg yolks. (Do not include the egg whites.)
  • Slowly add the first mixture into the second mixture, whisking it together as you pour.
  • Heat entire mixture on low for ten minutes.
  • Pour into an ice cream bowl. Chill over ice. Pour into ice cream maker and prepare as usual.

Homemade Garlic Ice Cream Recipe #2: Roasted Garlic Alternative

One really popular alternative to the traditional garlic ice cream recipe is the option of a roasted garlic ice cream. This makes a more garlicky taste and gives you something very flavorful for dessert. This recipe also requires an ice cream maker.

  • Remove the outer skin off of eight whole heads of garlic.
  • Drizzle with light olive oil.
  • Wrap in foil and roast in oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Remove the foil, cut the tips off of the heads of garlic and drain the pureed garlic from each garlic head into a blender.
  • In a saucepan, combine one liter half and half with 1/2 cup sugar and heat to boiling.
  • In a separate bowl, combine four egg yolks (not the whites). Pour the mixture from the saucepan into this bowl over the yolks.
  • Add the mixture slowly into the blender. Puree until entirely smooth.
  • Cool and then prepare in your ice cream maker as usual.

Homemade Garlic Ice Cream Recipe #3: Super Sweet Alternative

If you find that the taste of pure garlic ice cream just isn't sweet enough for you then this recipe is a good alternative. This recipe makes four pints of ice cream and also requires an ice cream maker.

  • Heat four cups milk, 2 cups cream and six cloves of minced garlic in a saucepan until starting to boil.
  • Remove from heat, cover and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine one dozen egg yolks, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 tablespoon flavored honey (such as orange honey or lavender honey). Whisk together.
  • Add the egg mixture to the saucepan and reheat to boiling.
  • Strain through cheesecloth into metal bowl. Place bowl over ice and chill.
  • Make the ice cream in an ice cream maker as usual.
  • Top with maple syrup and serve.


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  • Wakerra profile image


    5 years ago

    I've heard about Garlic Icecream, and other garlic deserts...I'll have to look into this further. I wonder how the taste compares to BYU Creamery?

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    6 years ago

    This is a maltese speciality.

  • ravenblueu profile image


    7 years ago from Somewhere Tropical

    I wonder how it tastes... is there an onion ice cream too?

  • May PL profile image

    May PL 

    7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

    Very interesting combination. I have never made icecream but am tempted to give it a shot now. Great hub!

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    8 years ago

    I am excited to try this but have a question about recipe #2....Do you really mean 8 entire bulbs or did you mean 8 cloves? Thanks.

  • johnshade profile image


    8 years ago from Pandora

    kk ive tried the first version, but i didn't like although my brother did. however if someone gave it to me without telling me its garlic, i may have enjoyed it.

    and i know how to make ice cream now ;)

  • ethel smith profile image

    Ethel Smith 

    8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

    Well I love garlic and I love ice cream but I do not fancy this. Nice hub though

  • johnshade profile image


    8 years ago from Pandora

    im not sure if i will like it, but ill try it and put in some feedack

  • The Rising Glory profile image

    The Rising Glory 

    8 years ago from California

    I love garlic and have always want to try garlic ice cream and jelly (or preserves), but have never had the opportunity. I think I will wait to "try" it before I indulge in a making a who tub.

  • K9keystrokes profile image

    India Arnold 

    8 years ago from Northern, California

    KV~ I live near an eatery called 'Johnny Garlics' where they make some really terrific garlic infused foods. You may recognize the owner, Guy Fieri, from Food Network.

    I have however not seen garlic ice cream on the menu. I am looking forward to trying your suggestions. As always, good stuff!

  • Jen's Solitude profile image

    Jen's Solitude 

    8 years ago from Delaware

    Well this is the first time I ever heard of garlic ice-cream. I can't wait to share this with my husband, he loves garlic, he loves ice-cream, but will he love the two combined? LOL Thanks for a most interesting read.


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