This ginger ice cream has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy.  The fresh ginger gives the ice cream a strong ginger taste without being too spicy.  The contrasting warmth from the ginger and chill from the ice cream will have you craving bowl after delicious bowl!

Ginger Ice Cream

 

Ginger Ice Cream

Ginger Ice Cream

The Ice Cream
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup coconut rum

Making the Ice Cream
In a small saucepan, heat one cup of heavy cream with the fresh ginger.  Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and steep the ginger in the cream until the cream has cooled completely.  Pour cream through a strainer to remove all fresh ginger pieces.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together remaining ice cream ingredients and ginger cream until thoroughly combined and sugar has dissolved.  Pour ice cream mixture into your ice cream maker and run the machine for about 25-30 minutes or until the ice cream is formed.  Place ice cream in the freezer to finish freezing.

Once firm, scoop ice cream and garnish with crystalized or candied ginger.

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