WHB #89: Tarragon Ice Cream

The 89th edition of Kalyn’s Weekend Herb Blogging 27.04.2021 ** is hosted by Kalyn herself.

My children discovered the taste of tarragon and like my new kitchen gadget: the ice cream maker. I found recipes for lavander ice cream, thyme ice cream . And in this cookbook you find parsley ice cream. So why not trying a tarragon ice cream? I googled for it and found a recipe 27.11.2022 ** for

Tarragon Ice Cream

Tarragon Ice Cream

At first you have the taste of vanilla and then the anise like tarragon flavour. Wow, a great experience of taste! I made the half of the following recipe and reduced the sugar/syrup to 200 grams.

-========= REZKONV-Recipe – RezkonvSuite v1.4
Title: Tarragon Ice Cream
Categories: Ice Cream
Yield: 8 Servings


1 liter   Milk
135 grams   Granulated sugar
1/2     Tahitian vanilla bean, scraped
210 grams   Egg yolks
75 grams   Trimoline or corn syrup
135 grams   Sugar
12 sprigs   Tarragon
      Salt to taste


  www.starchefs.com 27.11.2022 **
  Edited *RK* 06/28/2007 by
  Ulrike Westphal


Put a bain maire on ice. Boil the milk with half of the sugar; add the vanilla bean, mix and set aside. Ribbon the yolks and remaining sugar, and temper with the milk. Cook the mixture over medium heat and, as you would for a crème Anglaise, stir constantly, taking care not to scorch the mixture. It is done when the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat. Add the tarragon and mix. Cover and refrigerate the mixture overnight. Strain through a fine chinois, and spin the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions. Eat lots.

Chefs Gabriel Frasca and Amanda Lydon of Straight Wharf Restaurant – Boston, MA Adapted by StarChefs.com


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6 thoughts on “WHB #89: Tarragon Ice Cream

  1. Kalyn (Gast)

    Great combination
    I love the sound of vanilla and tarragon used together! Wow, what a great sounding recipe. And what a fantastic photo of the ice cream with the tarragon plant surrounding it.

  2. katie (Gast)

    Thyme for Cooking
    What a great flavor combination! Anise and vanilla ice cream..
    Still on the sweets, though, I see. But, ice cream….it is summer after all!
    I really need to get an ice cream machine…

  3. meltingwok at www.meltingwok.com

    Interesing mix !:)
    Like your kids, I’ve not tasted tarragon before :( I cannot imagine how this would taste in ice cream, I’ll have to check out this herb, thanks !:)


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