I have not participated in a Sugar High Friday event in a very long time ….. embarrassing long! I was poking around a couple weeks ago and noticed that Elissa of 17 and Baking is challenging the group to come up with creative ways to use Brown Butter. I love butter, and I really love brown butter. I thought of all sorts of ways to incorporate golden nutty brown butter into a dessert; such as sugar cookies, pound cakes, even an attempt at adding to macarons. Then it hit me! What about a delightful recipe for Brown Butter and Wildflower Honey Gelato.
You may remember a Cinnamon Gelato I made a few months ago with my dear friend, Nanette. I decided to take the base of this recipe and mix it up a bit. It was easy! It came out … Creamy. Nutty. Luxurious. Floral. and Sweet.
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Brown Butter and Wildflower Honey Gelato
- 300ml full fat organic milk
- 300ml organic heavy cream
- 4 organic egg yolks
- ½ cup organic wildflower honey
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into slices
- Brown your butter.
- Heat a deep saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter, whisk continually. Continue to cook the butter. Once the butter is melted it will start to foam a bit. Watch it.
- Small specks will start to brown in the bottom of your pan and begin to smell slightly nutty. When golden remove from the heat and set on a cool surface to stop the cooking. You do not want to burn the butter.
- This is an easy process, just be sure to watch what you are doing. Let cool.
- Bring milk, cream, and honey slowly to the small boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and temper your egg yolks into a small amount of the hot mixture. Once tempered slowly add to the milk mixture and whisk to incorporate.
- Return to a very low heat and slightly simmer, while stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes. It is very important to continue to stir and to do it over low heat or you will scramble your mixture.
- Remove from the heat and transfer the mixture to a bowl. When it’s cool, stir in the browned butter and place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (I left it overnight).
- Put the mixture into your ice cream machine and process according to the instructions included.