Bee Pollen is a beautiful mixture of flower pollen, nectar, honey, wax and bee secretions.
I use it sprinkled on smoothies and yogurt but I thought it would compliment honey so I made some ice cream and it was a resounding success in my house so here is the recipe for you.
It’s not as arduous as you would think to make your own ice cream.
It helps if you have an ice cream maker but it’s not essential.
I based this on my standard ice cream recipe -there are very few ingredients in this ice cream and I weigh them in oz so that I can remember 6 eggs and 6oz.
So the ingredients are: 1 pint of milk, 6 egg yolks, 6oz caster sugar and 1 pint cream. (actually there is 600ml in a large tub of cream which is just under a pint and that is close enough)
I also used 2 tablespoons of honey and 4 teaspoons of bee pollen in this version.
Heat the milk and honey in a pan until hot, but do not let it come to the boil.
Put the sugar and egg yolks in a large bowl and mix them together with a fork.
Pour the hot milk into the egg mixture and stir well. Then sieve into a new clean pan.
Sir the bee pollen into the mixture.
Gently heat the mixture stirring constantly until it thickens up. Be careful not to overheat this or rush it otherwise it will curdle and split. When it has thickened slightly then pour it into a jug to cool.
When it has cooled a little pour in the cream and stir.
Allow the mixture to cool and either put it into an ice cream make to freeze quickly or put it in a big plastic tub and put it in the freezer and take it out and stir it to break up the crystals every thirty minutes until it has frozen. It will be a smoother texture if you make it in an ice cream maker.
If you’re interested in trying Bee Pollen you can buy it here.