My girlfriend has a friend and colleague who with her husband, keep bees in their back yard. Tampa may not be the densest of cities, but the area they live in is a beautiful old streetcar suburb where the craftsman style houses are pretty close together. The bees don’t seem to mind. If anything the neighbors for blocks around conveniently provide lots of flowering plants to keep them both busy and content. I’m telling you all this because I don’t think I ever really tasted honey until I had some fresh from their hives.
This story is yet another example of how the long shelf life, mass farmed foods we buy in the grocery stores are zombies of what they started out as. Rather than gold colored sugar syrup, this honey had complexity and depth of flavor the way a great wine does, the extent to which I wouldn’t have believed beforehand. So I know this super simple recipe (4 ingredients) made with a great honey will produce an absolutely killer ice cream. If you can use local farm bought fresh milk and cream, Holy Cow!
Heather Honey Ice Cream at the 101 Cookbooks Blog
Honey / .75 quart
Mix Prep Time: 20 min
Freeze Time: 20 min
Total Time: 40 min