Homemade Olive Oil Ice Cream

Homemade Olive Oil Ice Cream with Gaia Oliva EVOO

Homemade Olive Oil Ice Cream

  • 20 minutes

  • -

  • 8

  • Dessert

About this recipe
Gaia Oliva EVOO-kissed ice cream! Crafted to perfection, this homemade delight combines creamy textures with the rich essence of premium olive oil. Elevate your dessert experience and savor the sweet symphony of Gaia Oliva Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Embark on a delightful culinary journey with the infusion of Gaia Oliva Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) into a luxurious ice cream recipe. Gaia Oliva EVOO, celebrated for its premium quality and rich flavors, adds a touch of sophistication to this delightful dessert. Join me in exploring the steps to create a tantalizing Gaia Oliva EVOO-infused ice cream that promises to redefine your sweet indulgences.

A Splash of Gaia Oliva EVOO: Before we dive into the recipe, let's take a moment to appreciate the unique qualities of Gaia Oliva Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Known for its fruity and robust flavor profile, this EVOO brings a distinctive character to both savory and sweet dishes. The choice of Gaia Oliva in this ice cream recipe promises a harmonious blend of creaminess and the delightful essence of premium olive oil.


  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 5 large egg yolks

  • 1/2 cup Gaia Oliva Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time: Overnight
Freezing Time: 4 hours
Serving Size: 8

The Art of Infusion: Infusing Gaia Oliva EVOO into the ice cream base is where the magic happens. This step elevates the dessert to a new level, marrying the velvety smoothness of ice cream with the bold and fruity notes of extra virgin olive oil. It's a dance of flavors that creates a symphony for your taste buds.

The Waiting Game: As we anticipate the final frozen delight, let's talk about the importance of patience in the kitchen. Allowing the custard to chill overnight intensifies the flavors, ensuring a more decadent and well-rounded ice cream. The waiting is undoubtedly the hardest part, but the payoff is worth it.


  1. Prepare the Base: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the heavy cream and whole milk. Heat the mixture until it just begins to simmer, then remove it from the heat.

  2. Whisk the Egg Yolks and Sugar: In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture becomes pale and slightly thickened.

  3. Temper the Eggs: Gradually pour the warm cream mixture into the egg yolks while whisking constantly. This ensures a smooth integration without curdling.

Tips and Tricks: When tempering eggs, patience is key. Take your time to slowly incorporate the warm cream, preventing any unwanted scrambled eggs in your custard. It's a skill that pays off in the texture of your ice cream.

  1. Cook the Custard: Transfer the combined mixture back to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Avoid boiling.

  2. Strain the Custard: Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl for a silky-smooth texture.

The Straining Ritual: Straining the custard is like a spa day for your ice cream—ensuring it's smooth, refined, and ready to embrace the flavors of Gaia Oliva EVOO. Take a moment to appreciate this step in the ice cream pampering process.

  1. Incorporate Gaia Oliva EVOO and Vanilla: Stir in 1/2 cup of Gaia Oliva Extra Virgin Olive Oil, allowing the distinctive flavors to infuse into the custard. Add the vanilla extract for an extra layer of sweetness.

  2. Chill the Mixture: Cover the bowl and refrigerate the mixture until thoroughly chilled, preferably overnight, to enhance the flavor profile.

The Overnight Soiree: Imagine your ice cream base having a delightful overnight party in the fridge, mingling and enhancing its flavors. This is where the Gaia Oliva EVOO and vanilla get to know each other on a deeper level.

  1. Churn the Ice Cream: Follow your ice cream maker's instructions to churn the chilled mixture into a soft-serve consistency.

The Churning Dance: Picture your ice cream maker as the DJ, and the custard as the dance floor. Churning transforms the chilled mixture into a silky and dreamy texture, a dance party for your taste buds.

  1. Freeze for Perfection: Transfer the churned ice cream to a lidded container and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until it reaches the desired firmness.

  2. Serve and Revel: Scoop the Gaia Oliva EVOO-infused ice cream into bowls or cones, savoring the exquisite blend of creamy sweetness and the robust, fruity notes of premium olive oil.

The Grand Finale: As you scoop your Gaia Oliva EVOO ice cream, relish in the grand finale of this culinary masterpiece. Each bite is a celebration of patience, skill, and the exceptional qualities of Gaia Oliva Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Conclusion: Gaia Oliva EVOO elevates the classic olive oil ice cream, imparting a unique depth of flavor and sophistication. Indulge in this gastronomic experience, where the excellence of Gaia Oliva meets the creamy decadence of ice cream, creating a dessert that's truly a celebration of taste and quality. Treat yourself to this divine creation and redefine your dessert expectations. Cheers to the sweet pleasures of life!

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