Roasted Apricot Vanilla Crème Fraîche Ice Cream

8 servings
30 min prep time
6 hrs total time

Dip into this roasted apricot vanilla crème fraîche ice cream for a cool and refreshing summer treat!


6 (18 to 20 ounces) ripe apricots

1 tablespoon neutral flavored oil, such as grapeseed

6 large egg yolks

5 ounces (approximately 3/4 cup) sugar

1 1/3 cups whole milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

8 ounces Vermont Creamery Madagascar Vanilla Crème Fraîche


  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil; set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Slice apricots in half; remove pits. Lightly brush skin-side with thin layer of oil to prevent sticking. Place onto prepared baking sheet, cut-side up. Roast 20-22 minutes or until soft and juicy.

  • STEP 3

    Let stand until cool enough to handle. Puree apricots in blender until very smooth. Press puree through a fine mesh strainer to remove any bits of skin if desired. 

  • STEP 4

    Vigorously whisk egg yolks and sugar together in medium bowl until smooth.

  • STEP 5

    Place milk and vanilla extract into medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a gentle simmer. Reduce heat to low. Ladle small amount of hot milk into egg yolks while whisking constantly. Pour mixture back into saucepan, using spatula to scrape everything from bowl.

  • STEP 6

    Cook over low heat, stir constantly with a heat-proof spatula or wooden spoon 3-5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. (You should be able to draw a line through the liquid along the back of the spatula.) Remove from heat.

  • STEP 7

    Whisk in crème fraîche, followed by pureed apricots.

  • STEP 8

    Transfer mixture to clean bowl; cover with plastic food wrap, gently pressing wrap directly against liquid to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate at least 4-5 hours or until very cold. For best results, refrigerate overnight.

  • STEP 9

    Prepare in ice cream maker according to manufacturers instructions.

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A graduate of L'Academie de Cuisine, Jennifer Farley is a full time recipe developer, food photographer, and blogger at Savory Simple. Her well-tested recipes feature bold flavors and quality ingredients that are both sweet and savory.To learn more about Jennifer and her recipes, visit her blog, Savory Simple.