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Black Walnut Ice Cream


  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. whole milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream or whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. black walnut extract
  • 1/2 vanilla bean scraped, optional or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. chopped black walnuts plus more for garnish


  1. In bowl, stir together the sugar, whole milk, half-and half and black walnut extract. Add the vanilla bean seeds that you scraped or add the vanilla extract. Pour into your ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers instruction.
  2. When ice cream is firm, fold in the walnuts and transfer to container that you can freeze in. Freeze until solid. Garnish with chopped black walnuts.