Pure Maple Syrup Ice-cream (No egg recipe)

Pure Maple Syrup Ice-cream #2

I think I have discovered a favourite way to make ice-cream. Alice Medrich, how utterly talented is she? Her recipes in ‘Pure Dessert’ yet again tell me that minimal ingredients and preparation still can yield very good results.

 You see, I am not a big fan of making custard-based ice-cream. I just cannot bother to do it in hot weather. The texture, too, feels a little bit heavy after freezing. It was not until I discovered Alice Medrich’s recipe that I’ve managed to make ice-cream a bit more often. Her recipe contains no eggs, just cream and flavouring ingredients. It results in lighter and softer product. Even after sitting in the freezer for a lengthy period, the ice-cream texture is still soft-serve like, which I totally adore.

 On Sunday I made ice-cream with just cream, a bit of milk, a pinch of salt and pure maple syrup. I used the organic dark maple syrup (Grade B) we carried all the way from the US. The deep, dark caramel flavours of maple syrup really shined through. It was such a marvellous recipe, a keeper!

 (I took the photos when it was really hot. It melted so FAST! ARG!)

Pure Maple Syrup Ice-cream

 Pure Maple Syrup Ice-cream – the Recipe

 (Based on “Pure Dessert”)

Note: because there are no yolks to thicken the ice-cream, it tends to melt quicker. I have an idea from Momofuku Milk Bar’s cereal ice-cream recipe that a bit of gelatine may help, but I have not tested it yet. 

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup dark organic maple syrup (Grade B if you can get it)
Scant 1/8 tsp salt
600ml heavy cream

 Heat the milk in a saucepan until barely simmer. Set aside to cool down to lukewarm, then pour in maple syrup and salt. Stir to dissolve. Stir in the cream, and chill overnight.

 The next day, freeze the ice-cream according to your ice-cream maker’s instructions. I’ve found that with this recipe, extra churning time is required (but I got really hot and humid weather, too).

 Serve soft or freeze in the freezer until hard to scoop. If the ice-cream gets too hard, leave to stand for a few minutes until scoopable.

Pure Maple Syrup Ice-cream #1

63 Responses to Pure Maple Syrup Ice-cream (No egg recipe)

  1. Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy says:

    Right. That is it. I am going out on pay day and getting myself an ice-cream maker. With this recipe in mind, it is going to be torture to wait until then!

  2. Kajal- Aapplemint says:

    The Icecream looks just too irresistible and no eggs is a big thumbs up.

  3. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    What a beautiful ice cream and gorgeous pictures!

  4. Magda | My Little Expat Kitchen says:

    Oh, I have to get that book. I hear it has the most amazing recipes in it.

  5. leaf (the indolent cook) says:

    I also tend to make ice cream without eggs, most of the time. This sounds beautiful!

  6. sreebindu says:

    super yumm..

  7. shaz says:

    Got to try this method. I don't mind the custard based version too much, but I adore soft serve too :)

  8. La Table De Nana says:

    You make me happy I have an ice cream maker:) Gorgeous.

  9. Lisa H. says:

    I could do with a big scoop in this hot weather… love your photos (always) 😀

  10. chinmayie @ love food eat says:

    I love how simple this recipe is! I have never made ice-cream because of the eggs in the recipe.

  11. Cocoa and Lavender says:

    I am so lucky to have family still in Vermont and New Hampshire to send me maple syrup – and now I have another great – and easy! – way to use it! Thanks Anh! ~ David

  12. Angie's Recipes says:

    Really smooth and delicious!

  13. Angie's Recipes says:

    Anh, may I know how you do the lighting setup for these photos…just highlighting the food/main object and leaving the rest dark.

  14. Little Corner of Mine says:

    Wow, I would love to try this! Looks yummy.

  15. Nik says:

    I share your love for Alice Medrich and all things related to her. The fact that your recipe has such few ingredients to give such a beautiful icecream is heavenly on time and taste! Great work on the photography too.

  16. sliceofmylyfe says:

    I love your moody ice cream photos. Just too beautiful

  17. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says:

    Divine — the only thing I need now it's an ice cream maker.

  18. Ganga108 says:

    Mmmm. I think this would work well with organic raw honey too.

  19. Tina @ bitemeshowme says:

    Can't believe how easy that is….

  20. Soma says:

    Love your photographs. How many times will I tell you that. The framed one looks so beautiful.The shades and tones of brown highlights the ice cream so well and I do love it that it melted:)

  21. Anh says:

    Thanks everyone for the ice-cream love :>

  22. Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul says:

    I'm about to embark on a no custard ice cream recipe today…with a little twist. This looks wonderful Anh! I adore the taste of pure (real) maple syrup. Love the pics too! very moody!

  23. Ambika says:

    Yummy!! I love ice cream! But I got diagonised with sinus six months ago and haven't been eating ice cream or frozen yogurt at all :( Just drooling at your pics!

  24. Russell at Chasing Delicious says:

    Beautiful photos! This ice cream sounds soo good. I could definitely handle a bowl or two.

  25. pickyin @ LifeIsGreat says:

    You know how I love moody photos Anh, this post is beautiful for me.

  26. kathryn elliott says:

    Boy oh boy this looks good Anh. I'm with you on the can't be bothered to make a custard in the middle of summer thought. Such a lot of hassle and heat from the stove, when I want something cold.

  27. Hannah says:

    Maple syrup is one of my most favouriterest flavours in the world, so I would be 100% ready to pretend I'm not lactose intolerant and eat several meltingly-delicious bowls of this in a row. Wonderful!

  28. Jennifer (Delicieux) says:

    Your ice cream looks divine Anh! I've never heard of Alice Medrich. Thanks for sharing, I will have to do some research into her recipes. I usually make custard based ice creams using a variation of a Dorie Greenspan recipe, which I adore.

  29. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    I love Alice Medrich as well, she brings such pure flavors to her recipes.

  30. Deeps @ Naughty Curry says:

    that bowl of ice cream has got me craving some sugar! looks delecious

  31. SavoringTime in the Kitchen says:

    I would to feel the warm weather again and enjoy eating cold ice cream! I'll be saving this one for summer here :) It looks so delicious and if you like the method it must be good.

  32. Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan says:

    Dear Anh,

  33. Jo says:

    Looks delicious and it is definitely giving me inspiration to take out my ice-cream mixer this weekend.

  34. Suzi says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by for a chat I am honored. Your photos are just fabulous and of course not to mention the ice cream. I just love too itand no egges are included. This looks delicious.

  35. El says:

    This looks great. I can't wait to use the local maple syrup I just bought. Perfect recipe!

  36. Angie's Recipes says:

    Thanks, Anh, for the explanation. That helps a lot!

  37. Johanna GGG says:

    The idea of eggs in ice cream is something I can't handle when it comes to making it (eating it is different somehow). This looks fantastic – even the meltiness looks attractive – we made ice cream yesterday and it seemed to take ages to soften enough to serve it so melty doesn't sound so bad :-) I made some ice cream just before Christmas that had agar agar in it – might be worth a try

  38. Isabelle @ Crumb says:

    I can totally relate to how hard it is to photograph ice cream… even when it's cold outside, the darned stuff melts faster than I can shoot it. :)

  39. Winston says:

    Nice! I love the lighter flavours of non custard based ice creams too…! It's been a while since I've had that though, thanks for the reminder of its yumminess hehe… Also, bravo for shooting these ice cream in time haha! Hope you had a great CNY! =D

  40. Sips and Spoonfuls says:

    What a simple recipe- must try soon especially since no eggs involved!

  41. Nippon Nin says:

    Your photos are so dramatic and very very nice!

  42. Koci says:

    I love maple syrup so much. I bet it's amazing in that ice cream. Not to mention how it's so easy to make! Sounds perfect!

  43. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    No matter how much ice cream is melted, that doesn't affect your beautiful photography Anh! I know you're perfectionist but still it's beautiful and delicious. I love this natural simple flavor.

  44. nancy at good food matters says:

    thanks for posting this–I'm really interested in making good ice cream without eggs. I like a "melty" ice cream. Grade B Maple Syrup is perfect–deeper flavor, high in nutrients, too.

  45. Asmita says:

    Omg, that ice cream looks amazing! Must be divine!!!

  46. Nic@diningwithastud says:

    Ooh adding this one to the to-do list! I luuuurve maple syrup

  47. Shulie says:

    I am happy you didn;t add the gelatin. I was looking for the cornflour in the ingredients when I saw no eggs in title and to my surprise there was none! :0 Pretty cool!

  48. MyFudoTM says:

    I need to get the ice cream moving…looks like a terrific treat. Thanks!

  49. mycookinghut says:

    I love maple syrup! This looks like a great recipe!

  50. Plateful says:

    Ice cream with maple syrup?!! Simply delish!

  51. Erica says:

    Delicious and easy to make….I am printing this recipe!

  52. susan says:

    Wow, This is a wonderful! Fast and easy to make and full of flavor. I just loved it! You are inspiring!!! I just found your blog, I like it because I was seeking for such type of info.

  53. Jamie says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous! I love ice cream but making custard-based ice cream without a machine does not really give the best results – it gets very hard and strange after a day or two. This one may work better – and I love the maple flavor! Just beautiful, Anh!

  54. erin @ yummy supper says:


  55. Amy says:

    Maple syrup ice cream? Looks perfect and delicious!

  56. mjskit says:

    I know I would actually LOVE this ice cream! I love the flavor of maple syrup and so it's got to be great in ice cream. Once the weather warms up I will be making this!

  57. Nik says:

    I think of beautiful and softness when I look at your ice cream. I kind of like the thought of not having to buy another appliance to make ice-cream. Superb photography!

  58. Kelly says:

    *sigh* I think I need an Ice cream machine! There are so many I want to make and now here's another one!

  59. Emma Galloway says:

    Gorgeous looking ice cream! I've been getting into making more and more ice cream sans eggs. I can imagine this maple syrup one would be divine.

  60. Fern @ To Food With Love says:

    Looks delicious, and I like my ice-cream to be a little "melty" and creamy :) Your photos are sensational!

  61. Shanthi says:

    Perfectly made and awesome clicks

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