• Ingredients: 13
  • Serves: 1
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Bake: 2 1/2 hr

Fennel ice cream with equipment: an ice cream maker. To make this fennel ice cream for 1 persons you will need 30 min for preaparation and 2 1/2 hr for baking.


  • Equipment: an ice cream maker


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsps. sugar
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream



  • a deep-fat thermometer; a 1-inch round cookie cutter or a melon-ball cutter


  • Equipment: an 8-inch springform pan
  • Garnish: confectioners sugar

For filling:

  • Equipment: 3 4-sided sheet pans


  • Special equipment: A 9-inch springform pan; a small offset metal spatula


  1. Step 1 Bring cream and fennel seeds just to a simmer in a small heavy saucepan, then cover and let steep about 30 minutes.

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  2. Step 2 Meanwhile, bring milk, 1/2 cup sugar, and a pinch of salt to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring.

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  3. Step 3 Whisk together yolks and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a large bowl, then add milk mixture in a slow stream, whisking.

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  4. Step 4 Return mixture to medium saucepan and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until mixture coats back of spoon and registers 175°F on an instant-read thermometer (do not let boil).
  5. Step 5 Immediately strain custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a metal bowl, then quick-chill by setting bowl in an ice bath and stirring occasionally until cool, about 15 minutes.

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  6. Step 6 Strain fennel cream through fine-mesh sieve into custard, pressing on solids. Continue to chill in ice bath until custard is very cold, then freeze in ice cream maker.

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Nutrition information

Calories 1,165 Carbohydrates 89 g (30%)
Fat 87 g (133%) Protein 14 g (27%)
Saturated Fat 51 g (256%) Sodium 147 mg (6%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g Fiber 1 g (3%)
Monounsaturated Fat 26 g Cholesterol 653 mg (218%)