Never had I ever…
…made ice cream. Until I made this
My basil plant has been sitting untouched the ENTIRE summer (with the exception of Sweetpea plucking off a leaf or two to put on a burger…no one else I know does this).
What to do with a whole basil plant…what to do with a whole basil plant… You said it in your brain, didn’t you? You said, “pesto.” I said, “pesto,” too…but no one in my house (myself included) jumps out of their chair at pesto.
Everyone in my house (myself included) jumps out of their chair at ice cream. And even better: coconut milk ice cream sweetened naturally with honey. That’s something to jump over; that’s a use for a whole basil plant.
Had I not made this ice cream, I maybe possibly would have thought basil ice cream sounded strange….too earthy…too herby….too….basil. It’s not…none of it. I shake my head at basil ice cream judgement. I nod my head while I strongly urge you to make this exact recipe…you know, if making ice cream is your thing. Don’t let your basil plant sit unattended, un-pruned; and if you don’t have a basil plant, the grocery store has basil for ya.