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A glass dessert flute has several scoops of homemade maple walnut ice cream stacked in it. It has been drizzled with maple syrup and topped with toasted walnuts.
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5 from 2 votes

Maple Walnut Ice Cream

This homemade Maple Walnut Ice Cream is rich, decadent, and will ruin you for the store bought version. Real maple syrup, no extract used!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Chill Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 2 Quarts
Calories: 2471kcal
Author: Marie Porter

Equipment

Ice Cream Maker

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups Walnut pieces
  • 1 cup Dark Maple Syrup
  • 2 cups Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 6 Large egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • In a dry, nonstick saucepan, toast the walnuts over medium heat, until golden and fragrant.
  • Allow walnuts to cool, chop. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, boil maple syrup over medium heat - stirring frequently - for 8 minutes.
  • Add chopped walnuts, heavy cream, and milk; whisk well to combine.
  • Bring mixture to a simmer, stir well, and remove from heat. Allow to sit for 1 hour.
  • Once the hour is up: beat egg yolks and salt together in a large bowl until fluffy.
  • Add to cooled maple mixture, whisking until smooth and combined – you don't want any unblended chunks of egg mixture.
  • Cook mixture over medium high; heat just to the boiling point, whisking constantly. As the mixture begins to boil, remove from heat.
  • Transfer mixture to a heat safe bowl. Allow to cool to room temperature before covering and transferring to the fridge.
  • Chill overnight.
  • Prepare ice cream according to your ice cream maker's instructions - depending on the size of your ice cream maker, you may need to do this in batches.
  • Transfer ice cream to an appropriate container. Cover and freeze for at least a few hours, to firm up.

Notes

When I’m feeling extra indulgent, I’ll drizzle this with maple syrup and top with toasted walnuts!
Note: Nutritional information provided is per quart. Isn't software fun?

Nutrition

Calories: 2471kcal | Carbohydrates: 143g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 203g | Saturated Fat: 71g | Cholesterol: 924mg | Sodium: 768mg | Potassium: 1413mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 107g | Vitamin A: 4504IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 683mg | Iron: 6mg