Cinnamon Ice Cream for Peter

This recipe is for Peter over at Kalofagas - Greek Food & Beyond.

Peter makes some gorgeous Greek food, which is always popular with his readers, but now and again he ventures into the world of desserts and I have to say, he is the King of Desserts! Have a look at some of them and you will see what I mean. There is his ....

Creme Caramel,

Apricot & Pistachio Cake

and my personal favourite, the Ultimate Cheesecake.

And then there is the one that inspired this recipe .......

Plum Tarte Tatin!

Peter made this tatin with an almond pie crust, instead of puff pastry and it worked out a treat. The plums looks beautifully unctuous and you can just imagine how good they tasted alongside that almond base, but the piece de resistance is the cinnamon ice cream that Peter had the genius to serve with this tarte!

Peter doesn't have an ice cream maker, so he mashed some vanilla ice cream up with some cinnamon. Fabulous!

So, just in case Peter succumbs and buys an ice cream maker, I have made for him, cinnamon ice cream from scratch. It is just so good that you have to try it, even if you don't make it from scratch, then whip out that tub of vanilla in the freezer and mash in some cinnamon. You won't be disappointed. It is a delicious, warm and spicy ice cream. The best I have tasted this year!

Cinnamon Ice Cream

1 1/2 cups milk
1 vanilla pod
5 large egg yolks
3/4 cup golden caster sugar
1 cup double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
2-3 tsp ground cinnamon

Cut the vanilla pod in half and scrape out the seeds. Heat the milk with the pod, seeds and extract. Do not allow to boil. Leave to stand for half and hour. This will allow the vanilla to infuse into the milk.

Whisk the eggs, sugar adn salt until pale and creamy. Add the milk, after removing the pod. Heat gently and whisk until the mixture had thickened. Whisk in the cinnamon. Taste at this stage, to see if you would like to add more cinnamon.

Whisk up in your ice cream maker. Remove when velvety smooth. I think it is best served at this point with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.


  1. Holler, you've given me all the motivation finally get myself an ice cream machine.

    I'm delighted that you enjoyed the cinnamon ice cream and I thank you for the very kind post. I'm humbled and all I can say is thank you, thank you!

  2. Why have I never thought to try this??? Cinnamon ice cream--sounds like the ultimate in deliciousness. And yay--I have an ice cream maker! :)

    PS Saw your comment on my blog--aww, wish I could whip up a batch for you!

  3. I my, what a decadent post! Everything looks beyond fantastic. Cinnamon ice cream is one of my most favorite things.

  4. Cinnamon ice cream does sound good!

  5. Ive never tired cinnamon ice cream but a colleague from work always makes it. Will have to get out the ice cream maker and give it a go.

  6. Divine! Holler, you've outdone yourself with this one... and just in time for apple pie season :)

    Actually, I'm thinking of all sorts of things that would only be made better by a scoop of cinnamon cream!

  7. How delicious! My ice-cream maker hasn't been out at all since Spring due to the poor summer. But this would be great with lots of autumnal puds - particularly all those wonderful apples we have in the UK. Yum.

  8. All the desserts looks amazing, but the cinnamon ice cream looks absolutely scrumptious!

  9. Ooo Everything here looks delectable...the cinnamon ice cream looks yummy :-)

  10. Delightful Holler. What a nice post. Peter should make more desserts! I'm drooling just looking at these lovely photos.

  11. Peter is wise not to have too many desserts on his blog. A person can't stay svelt for the Greek beaches with eating too many. This from scratch cinnamon icecream sounds I am tempted!!!

  12. Just looking at that plum tatin, I've decided that is what we are going to have after our Sunday lunch!


  13. Each dessert looked nicer then the 1 before it, then you topped it off with cinnamon ice cream!!!! I love all things cinnamon, if only I had an ice cream maker

  14. Holler, another reason for me to buy an ice cream maker, if only my kitchen was a bit bigger and I had a decent freezer.

  15. Hi Peter, I hope you do get an ice cream maker. It is a good buy. Ice cream, frozen yoghurt, sorbet, slushy cocktails, mmmmmmm!

    Let me know if you try it Ricki.

    Hi Diann, You have discovered cinnamon ice cream already. It is delicious isn't it? I don't know why I didn't think of it before Peter told us about it.

    It's lovely Kevin :)

    Hope you do Beth :)

    You are so right Lo, this ice cream would be lovely with apple pie.

    Hi Antonia, Apples and cinnamon just go together so well. You will have to get that ice cream maker out! I am thinking apple crumble and cinnamon ice cream :P

    Thanks Meg :)

    Thank you Usha :)

    I agree with you lisa! More desserts please Peter, if you are listening :)

    Go on Val, you know you want some! You will burn it off on your next walk. Treat yourself :)

    It does look like an utterly delicious tatin doesn't it David?

    It is a gorgeous line up of desserts Flower. I would happily tuck into one of them right now!

  16. Hi Silvie, you can get all sizes of ice cream makers now. Just look about for a little one.

  17. Oh wow! Is Peter married....does he want to be?

  18. i had been so busy. Not enough time to visit the various blogs including yours which i like very much. Loved the cinnamon ice cream. what a lovely thing to prepare for someone.

  19. You had me at 'cinnamon', Holler :-) This would go down an absolute treat anytime! I could just sneak off with the whole tub...

  20. Is that is a proposal CC? If so I hope you are down on one knee LOL!

    I know how hard it can be to fit everything in Valentina, so thank you for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate it :)

    It is yummy Jen/ It would be very easy to eat too much, especially when it is just freshly churned and all creamy :P

  21. god bless ya, holler. cinnamon ice cream on apple pie is without a doubt my favorite thing to put in my mouth. fantastic. :)

  22. Mmmm, sounds wonderful! I think I would love it :)

  23. And I thought I was the only food blogger left without an ice cream machine. I love the idea of swirling the cinnamon into vanilla anyway.

  24. Hey Susan, I hope you try this Peter's way then :)

  25. Wow! Cinnamon ice cream...I love everything connected to cinnamon! What a great idea. I will be trying your recipe..can imagine what it would taste like on apple pie? Yum.

  26. You are right Kate, it would be wonderful with apple pie :)

  27. This looks awesome! I have a cinnamon lover in the house and he might just love this too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Ice cream social. I love all of the recipes people have shared. Also it seems that there is a certain level of passion involved with making ice creaming. Nobody does it halfway!

  28. I found you through the Ice Cream Social and I am so glad I did! In the Southern states of America, one of our traditional desserts is peach cobbler and it would be heavenly served with your cinnamon ice cream.

    BUT, I also see yours is a vegetarian food blog. While I'm not a vegetarian I do love vegetarian cuisine and it makes up quite a bit more than 50% of my diet. I see you do a monthly soup and salad event and I would love to share some of my soup recipes with you. I'll be back to find out more info.

    This is a good day!

  29. Cinnamon ice cream is awesome! Thanks for the recipe! I'll be trying it!


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