Maple Walnut Ice Cream


  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 5egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup(Optional)
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups walnut halves
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Pour cream into a large bowl and set a mesh strainer over the bowl. Whisk egg yolks together in a separate bowl.


  • Step 2

    Heat milk, sugar, and corn syrup together in a saucepan over medium-low heat until milk begins to steam, about 5 minutes. Slowly pour about 1/2 cup heated milk into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Scrape egg yolk mixture into the saucepan with a heatproof spatula.

  • Step 3

    Cook and stir milk mixture constantly with the spatula, scraping the bottom of the saucepan often, until mixture thickens and coats the spatula, about 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; pour mixture through the mesh strainer into the cream.

  • Step 4

    Stir 3/4 cup maple syrup, coarse salt, and vanilla into cream mixture, then place the bowl over a larger bowl of ice water; stir to cool to room temperature. Chill mixture in the refrigerator, about 2 hours.

  • Step 5

    Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Spread walnuts onto a baking sheet.

  • Step 6

    Toast walnuts in the preheated oven until they turn golden brown and become fragrant, about 15 minutes. Set nuts aside to cool to room temperature. Chop nuts coarsely.

  • Step 7

    Heat the 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon maple syrup in a saucepan until it comes to a boil. Stir in walnuts, and return to a boil. Stir nuts for 10 seconds, remove from heat; set aside to cool completely. The nuts will be wet and sticky when cooled.

  • Step 8

    Remove cream mixture from the refrigerator, pour into your ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. During the last few minutes of churning, stir in wet walnuts.

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