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pear ice cream recipe

Pear Ice Cream Recipe

A smooth fruity scoop of delicious ice cream infused with cinnamon and rosemary!
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Freeze Time 4 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 10
Calories 332 kcal


  • 6 pears peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 6 large egg yolks 
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract


  • Place the chopped pears into a large nonstick saucepan on medium-high heat and cook the peas for30-45 minutes until they cook down into a thick jam-like sauce. Let the pears cool slightly, then add them to a blender and puree them into a smooth sauce. 
  • Place the half and half, heavy cream, cinnamon stick, and rosemary sprig into a saucepot and cook the cream mixture on medium-low for 5-6 minutes until small bubbles appear around the perimeter of the pot (this is called scalding milk). Cover the cream mixture with a lid and allow it to steep for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add the egg yolks and sugar into a bowl and beat well with a whish until it is a pale yellow color. Remove the cinnamon and rosemary from the cream and whisk 1 cup of the hot cream mixture into the egg mixture. Pour the tempered eggs and cream mixture back into the pot with the remaining cream and simmer on low for 5-7minutes, frequently stirring with a wooden spoon until the rosemary-infused custard thickens and coats the spoon.
  • Stir the pear puree, vanilla extract, and almond extract into the custard base, cover the ice cream base with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface of the custard, and chill it in the refrigerator overnight. Churn the pear ice cream in an icebcream machine according to the manufacturer's directions, then transfer the pear ice cream to an airtight container and freeze for 4-6 hours until the icebcream is set.  


  • You can omit the rosemary if you like, but it gives this ice cream an interesting and delicious flavor.


Serving: 190gCalories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 21.79gProtein: 4.4gFat: 26.06gSaturated Fat: 15.41gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.33gMonounsaturated Fat: 7.92gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 43mgPotassium: 201mgFiber: 2.7gSugar: 18.72gVitamin A: 1021IUVitamin C: 3.5mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 0.35mg
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