Hey there! What do you put on your ice cream? I found this recipe and it had my name written all over it: vanilla ice cream with sea salt, lemon zest, and olive oil… ! Yes, olive oil. I was reading the comments below the recipe on The Kitchn and people were adding their two cents about strange and amazing things to put on their ice cream: scotch and ground black pepper (amazing…), balsamic vinegar and nuts… I know, it’s almost too much to handle. I love this kind of unexpected food combination.
Olive Oil, Lemon & Sea Salt Sundaes
1 pint vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
zest from 1 organic lemon
1/4 teaspoon coarse, flakey sea salt
Place one scoop of ice cream in the bottom of a jar, or ice cream dish. Tamp down the ice cream gently with a cocktail muddler or the back of a spoon. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon olive oil on top. Add a few pinches lemon zest and a tiny pinch of salt. Repeat these layers two more times. Serve immediately, or freeze until ready to serve.