This delicious Chestnut Ice Cream Recipe is made with only 5 ingredients and chunks of real Marron Glace pieces inside. No ice cream machine required! Yummy
Chestnut Ice Cream Recipe
If you think chestnuts are only for roasting on an open fire then you are in for a big surprise! This amazing Chestnut Ice Cream Recipe has a delicate nutty flavor and is made with chunks of marron glace (candied chestnuts) perfect for a fancy summer dessert.
With only 5 ingredients, all you need is a mixer and a freezer, no ice cream machine required. Every creamy spoonful of this Chestnut Ice Cream Recipe will transport you back to France. I added a bit of rum extract to highlight the soft and delicate flavor of the chestnuts.
On December I made a Chestnut Meringue cake using a few can of pureed chestnuts my friend Adriana has given to me. I loved the flavor so much that I wanted to make something different and exotic for the summer. This ice cream hit it out of the park in terms of flavors and texture.
You can purchase chestnut puree online or a specialty gourmet store. I found mine in a Russian store here in Miami. Marron glace is easy to make at home or you can also purchase it on Amazon if you can’t find fresh chestnuts or you’re strapped for time.
Ever since summer has arrived I am so excited to make ice cream at home. Since I don’t need a special ice cream machine to churn a delicious and creamy concoction, it leaves me with so many choices and ideas of different flavors.
I hope you can try this delicious Chestnut Ice Cream Recipe at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- 2 cups of chilled heavy cream
- 1 - 17.5 oz can of chestnut puree
- 1/2 teaspoon of rum extract*
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of Marron Glace Chopped
In a mixer, whip the heavy cream until creamy
Add the extracts and the chestnut puree
Remove from the mixer and fold in the marron glace pieces with a spatula
Place the ice cream on a rectangular baking pan and freeze for 4-5 hours
*You can add regular rum instead of an extract if serving only to adults. I added a full teaspoon since I love the flavor but if you don't, just add 1/2 teaspoon
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