Sorry folks. This one just was not a winner for me. I mean, I like olive oil. I like ice cream. I even like olive oil drizzled on ice cream with a sprinkle of salt. But olive oil IN my ice cream? Not so much. Uh huh, this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (olive oil ice cream, p 479) was a rare one that just didn’t do it for my tastebuds.
I followed the directions to a “T”. I used the fruitiest olive oil I could find. That I can’t remember the name of since I used the last of it in this dish. And threw the bottle in the recycle before I noted it down. I do know it was expensive. It was fabulous olive oil for salad dressing. But not so much in the dessert. Fruit = sweet, right? And I think this was the problem. The ice cream was WAY too sweet. Fortunately, as I am wont to do, I only made a teeny quantity of this. Because it was not a keeper. Sorry Dorie
Some of this might have to do with the fact that it’s the last week of school, I am completely swamped in end of year stuff and just didn’t have time to make this again with a different (perhaps a more peppery) olive oil. I *might* make this again. But I’m not in a rush.
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