Olive Oil Ice Cream

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For an extra touch to this special dessert serve sprinkled with a little coarse sea salt.
Recipe By: Chef Marvin Martin, maker of OliOdessa, olive oil
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  • Serves 4 to 6


    • 2 cups half and half
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 5 egg yolks
    • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
    • 6 tablespoons late-harvest extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 basket fresh strawberries
    • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted


In a large bowl beat the yolks and sugar together until they are light and frothy.
Bring the cream, half and half and split vanilla bean to a boil, then remove from heat. Slowly beat the hot cream mixture into the yolk-sugar mixture a little at a time. 
Remove the vanilla bean.
Stir the olive oil into the warm custard and chill. Freeze the cold custard in an ice cream freezer according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Serve the ice cream topped with quartered strawberries, a little melted chocolate and a few drops of olive oil.
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