Roasted Apricot Ice Cream

Hands down, ice cream is my downfall! And this one, made with fresh apricots that have been roasted in the oven, is ambrosial. Loved the idea of roasting the fruit first and I combined a couple  recipes here, plus my old basic vanilla ice cream base (use your favorite base) with the addition of coriander. When coriander seeds are crushed they give off a mild nutty, spicy, citrus flavor. Lovely with the apricots.
Keep in mind that both the puréed apricots and the base should be refrigerated (separately) overnight.

Roasted Fresh Apricot Ice Cream

For the apricots:
(The idea for roasting the fresh apricots came from HERE)
1 pound apricots
4 tablespoons light brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Slice the apricots into quarters and remove the pits. Place on the prepared sheet pan and sprinkle with 4 tablespoons of the brown sugar. Roast for about 20 minutes, or until fruit juices are bubbly and starting to caramelize.

Let apricots cool, then pulse in a food processor or blender until roughly puréed. Taste for sweetness, add a tad more sugar if necessary. I refrigerated overnight.

For the ice cream base:

(The idea for adding coriander came from HERE)

2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
dash fine sea salt
2 large eggs and 4 large egg yolks
10 coriander seeds, crushed coarsely and tied in cheesecloth

Beat together the eggs, yolks and sugar until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is pale and lemon colored.
Heat the cream and milk with the vanilla and coriander seeds. Remove from heat just before mixture reaches the boiling point.
Pour mixture in a thin stream into the eggs and mix thoroughly. Pour back into a double boiler and put over very hot water on a medium flame. Cook until thickened to the consistency of custard.

Remove from heat and cool, whisking occasionally. Remove coriander bag. Strain mixture into a bowl and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, mix the apricots into the base and churn in an ice cream machine according to manufacturers’ instructions. Serve directly from the machine for soft serve, or store in freezer as I did until needed.


  1. This ice cream must taste wonderful!




  2. Roasted apricots and coriander seeds...the ice cream must be extremely delicious.

  3. Hi Barbara, oh I bet this ice cream taste amazing, love the combination!!!

  4. Barbara, what delicious Ice cream Barbara :)

  5. Seems like a winning recipe, thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi Barbara,

    Oh yum, the apricot ice-cream looks divine - apricot is one of my favourites.
    Have a lovely weekend

  7. This makes me want to go and get an ice cream machine. The flavors must be amazing!

  8. if i had an ice cream machine, i would undoubtedly be at least 20 pounds heavier. i won't even let myself buy it. this is a lovely batch, barbara--very unique and well-executed!

  9. The flavor must be wonderful, Barbara! You've certainly been putting fresh apricots to good use lately. Time to dust off my ice cream machine :)

  10. Oh my goodness Barbara, I can just imagine the smooth, sweet roasted apricots doused in creamy goodness! This must be one amazing ice cream!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Barbara...

  11. What a great idea to roast the apricots! I have a friend with an apricot tree, it's probably time I paid him a visit!

  12. Oh Barbara...I need to try this ice cream...I can imagine how delicious this must be...roasted apricots...in a creamy ice cream...yum!
    Thanks for the recipe...hope you are enjoying your week :)



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