Honey and Ginger Ice Cream for the Kids

We made this batch at a post gig party at our place in Newcastle, as you can tell it was a family friendly event.


Most of the ice creams I’ve made recently have been sweetened with something other than cane/beet sugar. I’ve used agave syrup a bit but I don’t really like the chewyness or the type of sweetness it gives. Honey is by far the best solution, fortunately there are some great apiarists in Northumberland and failing that the supermarkets seem to be increasingly stocking “English” honey so I don’t need to feel too guilty / annoyed about the food miles.

I took a straw pole on what flavour to combine with honey and ginger came out on top.

I took a few liberties with the Russell recipe but its mostly faithful.

Honey & Ginger Ice Cream

Course Dessert
Cuisine Ice Cream
Prep Time 15 minutes
Crank Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 quarts


  • 40-50 g Ginger (fresh)
  • 300 g Honey (clear and runny)
  • 500 ml Double cream 48% fat
  • Full fat milk (to fill can) 4% fat
  • 1 egg beaten


  1. Finely chop the ginger across the grain.
  2. Liquidize in a mini blender with a few table spoons of the honey.
  3. Mix the cream, egg, ginger mix and the remaining honey in a big bowl. Add sufficient milk to make up to the correct volume of mix for the freezer (I use the milk to swill out the blender too).
  4. Crank!


Very rich – as you might imagine with that much cream in it. I’d go for less cream and more ginger next time.

Dr Big D

As the ice cream doctor, Big D is the scientist among us, obsessing over the chemical properties of ingredients and the balance of sugar/fat/ice ratios. His experimental drive brings exciting and challenging new flavours to our bowls. Big D has a 2-quart and a 6-quart freezer. His 2-quart freezer is particularly unique with it's iron bar for a crank, which he built after breaking the old one in determination to make the perfect ice cream.

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