I adore liquorice, so many people are divided on it. For those of you that love it, this one is for you.

This recipe was inspired by George Calombaris.


You'll Need

  • 2 cups milk
  • 230g soft liquorice sticks, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 160ml pouring cream


Place the liquorice and milk in a small heavy based saucepan and heat gently to a simmer (do not boil). Stir to melt the liquorice as much as possible (it won’t melt entirely).

Whisk eggs yolks and sugar together in a large bowl until combined.

Pour a third of the milk and liquorice mixture into the eggs and sugar and whisk.

Add the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk and whisk continuously on a gentle heat until starting to thicken.

Add the cream and whisk well. Chill the mixture in the fridge and process in a ice-cream machine as per manufacturer’s instructions.



  1. I always thought I hated lirorice, but then I dared myself to try licorice gelato in Florence And It Was Magnificent! I wish I had an ice cream maker so I could try this!

  2. Hannah – of all the ice-creams I've made this one lends itself to hand mixing. To be perfectly honest I would have eaten the custard before I even churned it. It was soooo good. If you need tips o hand mixing your ice-cream let me know. I'd be happy to help. Mish

  3. In the process of trying this out now with new icecream maker very excited from Kristin

  4. Made the icecream and it was fantastic! Will be making this often, thank you -Kristin

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