Licorice ice cream takes me to a happy place of warm memories of my grandpa. When we were little, every Halloween meant a box of black licorice and orange sherbet. I loved it! My lips, teeth and tongue would turn this ghastly purplish color that always made us laugh. Then the quit making it… Halloween didn’t seem the same after that. :o(
Years later, while touring the Tillamook Cheese Factory I discovered white licorice ice cream. It was like being 6 again! I fell in love! Every time we visited, I eagerly awaited a bowl of the stuff.
Then they too, stopped making licorice ice cream…
Thanks to my ice cream maker, it’s back in my life again!
1 1/2 cups half & half
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1-2 teaspoons of anise extract
Mix half & half and sugar with a whisk or mixer until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in cream and anise extract, to taste.
Prepare according to ice cream maker’s instructions.