🇫🇮 Finland: Licorice Ice Cream

A Finnish take on a universal favorite!

“Licorice ice cream is one of my absolute favorite desserts. I often request it for receptions and dinners, as it’s one of those unique and quirky things that leaves an impression and stays in peoples’ minds. I prefer Finnish Kouvola licorice bites for extra tastiness, but any licorice powder should do the trick.”

-Mikko Hautala, Ambassador of Finland
For the full experience, play this traditional tune while prepping the recipe!

🇫🇮 Finland: Licorice Ice Cream

Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 15 hours


  • Ice cream maker


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 7 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons licorice powder
  • Licorice sauce to taste (optional)


  • Mix milk, cream, egg yolks and sugar in a saucepan.
  • Heat to about 160°F while stirring.
  • Add licorice powder and licorice sauce (optional).
  • Let rest overnight in the fridge.
  • Pour in ice cream maker and whisk into ice cream. Freeze for at least 2-3 hours before serving. Garnish with fresh berries.


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