Spiced Quince Ice Cream

This Spiced Quince Ice Cream is so good. Very very rich and so good. The frozen chunks of preserved quince adds a fresh crisp texture in between all that richness and creaminess.

There is something quite old school about quinces for me and the idea was to give it a bit of a modern twist. I have not seen it used in many ice creams and I think using preserved quince worked really well. The idea originally was to make a no churn ice cream but I needed to add the spiced infused milk to the mix so decided to go the no egg route and use my ice cream maker.

Spiced Quince Ice CreamThe spice of the star anise and cinnamon deepens and “grounds” the overall flavour of the ice cream and both spices work well with the quince. I think this would be a perfect “winter” ice cream, served with a warm baked pudding, old school ones like a malva or traditional South African vinegar pudding, perfuming the pudding with its spice as it melts over the warm pudding.

Spiced Quince Ice Cream

If you do not have an ice cream maker, the best way is to freeze the cream mixture in a shallow dish, cover it and pop it in the freezer. Remove from the freezer every 45 minutes or so and whisk it vigorously to break up the crystals. Repeat until the ice cream is frozen. If using this method, only add the chopped quince towards the end of the freezing period otherwise it will get whisked into a mush which you do not want.

Spiced Quince Ice Cream

Spiced Quince Ice Cream


  • 250ml full fat milk
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 250ml double cream
  • 1 x 385g tin condensed milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 350g preserved quince slices, core removed and roughly chopped


  1. Add the star anise and cinnamon to the milk and heat until just below boiling point.
  2. Remove from the heat, cover and let infuse for an hour.
  3. Remove the spices from the milk and let the milk cool in the fridge for a few hours.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix the milk, condensed milk, cream, salt and vanilla extract and beat until mixed well.
  5. Churn in your ice cream maker as per the manufacturer instructions.
  6. Once the mixture has churned, mix in the quince pieces and freeze
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