Licorice Ice Cream – Thermomix Style

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Homemade licorice ice cream is the best!!! It is absolute perfection! Rich, thick, creamy Thermomix ice cream tastes even better than a gourmet ice cream parlour.  

Ice cream cones with licorice ice cream on a dark background

There are some recipes that I would never attempt without the Thermomix. French style, custard-based ice cream is definitely not a recipe for the faint hearted but the Thermomix makes it manageable. The ability to make an ice cream base in the Thermomix was the feature that sold me on my first TM5 and now I also make it in the TM6.

I’m sure you’re wondering why ice cream making is so difficult. It’s actually not difficult to make if you can keep the mixture at the precise temperature required, and stir the mixture constantly. That’s why the Thermomix excels at making ice cream!

There are a lot of different ice cream-making techniques but I tend to really enjoy the rich French-style custard-based ice-creams. This method is most suited to rich heavy flavours like chocolate, salted caramel, cookies and cream, and this amazing licorice ice cream. The rich custard makes those flavours taste even more luxuriously decadent.

Licorice Ice Cream Tips

There are no shortcuts in making ice cream. It’s all about technique and patience. Happily, we don’t have to do too much manual labour with the Thermomix on the job.

  • Soft licorice such as Darrell Lea’s is best for this recipe.
  • Egg yolk and sugar should be beaten until pale, thick, and custard-like.
  • never go over the specified temperature or you will have scrambled licorice-flavoured eggs!
  • Chilling the finished custard in the fridge prior to churning will allow the custard base to thicken even further giving it a better consistency when frozen.
  • The best results are achieved by breaking up the ice crystals as they form which is what a commercial compressor ice cream machine does. If you don’t have an ice-cream machine you can still achieve good results using your Thermomix.

Square image of licorice image in a metal container

Thermomix Ice-cream Technique

  1. Once the ice-cream has frozen, remove the container from the freezer and chop the frozen ice cream into large cubes.
  2. Add half the ice cream cubes to the TM Bowl. Blend 6 sec/Speed 6 (use the spatula to agitate the mixture).
  3. Repeat if necessary. Once the ice-cream is smooth transfer it to an airtight container and refreeze.
  4. Add the other half of the ice cream to the TM bowl. Blend 6 sec/Speed 6 (use the spatula to agitate the mixture).

If you’re looking for a popsicle style ice-cream why not take a look at my cute strawberry cream bunny ice cream recipe.

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Landscape image licorice ice cream in metal dish on grey background

Ice cream cones with licorice ice cream on a dark background

Thermomix Licorice Ice Cream

Julie Carlyle
OMG! This is homemade licorice ice cream perfection! Rich, thick, creamy Thermomix ice cream which tastes even better than a gourmet ice cream parlour.  #Icecream #Thermomix #licorice #licoriceicecream
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Australian
Servings 12 serves
Calories 342 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 400 g full cream milk
  • 200 g soft licorice cut into 1cm pieces
  • 6 egg yolks only
  • 150 g sugar
  • 600 g cream
  • 1/2 tsp black food colouring *optional
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 60 g soft licorice Chopped finely and reserved for mix ins.

Instructions
 

  • Add milk and licorice to the TM Bowl. Combine 5 sec/Speed 9
    400 g full cream milk, 200 g soft licorice
  • Add egg yolks, sugar, cream, salt, and black colouring. Beat 15 sec/Speed 9.
    150 g sugar, 6 egg yolks, 600 g cream, 1 pinch salt
  • Add Butterfly to the bowl.
  • Cook 10min/80 degrees/Speed 4.
  • Pour the custard into a container. Allow it to cool with the lid off so any steam (moisture escapes). 
  • Refrigerate the custard overnight.
  • Add the custard to an ice-cream maker and churn as per the manufacturers directions.
  • Add the reserved licorice halfway through the churning process
    60 g soft licorice
  • Pour into a container and place in the freezer.

Video

Notes

NOTE 1:
The recipe makes about 1.3 litres of ice-cream. This is more than the capacity of most ice-cream makers. I churned my ice cream in two batches. 
 
NOTE 2: The nutritional information is calculated with one serve being approximately 110g.
NOTE 3: Use soft licorice such as Darrell Lea brand, this is available from Woolworths supermarket.
 
Please see additional notes above if you are using your Thermomix for the final churn.

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 3gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 142mgPotassium: 91mgSugar: 22gVitamin A: 920IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword Cleaning Thermomix, Dessert, Ice cream, Ice cream maker, Licorice, Licorice ice cream, Sweet snack
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j

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7 thoughts on “Licorice Ice Cream – Thermomix Style”

  1. J says:

    5 stars
    Wow! I used to make this on the stovetop – delicious but very messy and time consuming. The Thermomix makes it so easy and it tastes exactly the same….very creamy.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi J
      I am so pleased you enjoyed the recipe! It really is easier in the Thermomix.
      Thanks again
      Julie xx

  2. Pauline Stephens says:

    5 stars
    OMG this is the best ice cream other than buying from shop. I love it and everyone who tried it also loves it. Thank you for posting 🤤

  3. Rebecca says:

    Hi,
    could you use raspberry licorice?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Rebecca, I’m sure you could use raspberry licorice as long as it is the soft Darrell Lea style 🙂
      Take some pictures, I’d love to see how you go 🙂
      Happy Cooking
      j

  4. evie says:

    5 stars
    I have some friends coming over this week, and I think I will make this! Delicious!

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Awesome!! If you want to eat it with your friends make the licorice custard a day ahead so that it’s already chilled and ready to churn 😊😊😊
      Happy cooking
      J

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