Strawberry Gum Custard or Ice Cream
This is custard will be one of the best you have ever tasted so you can serve it before freezing with poached fruit or puddings. The Strawberry Gum adds a delightful flavour that is hard to describe. You will just have to try it for yourself. The custard makes a wonderful ice cream if churned in an ice cream maker.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
  • 8 fresh Strawberry Gum leaves or 2 tbsp dried crushed leaves (tie into a muslin bag for infusing)
  • 6 free range egg yolks – (use the whites to make meringues and add some dried Strawberry Gum spice to the mix – delicious)
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 150gm sugar or to taste
  1. Heat milk, cream, sugar and leaves in a saucepan until boiling point.
  2. Turn off heat and allow flavours to infuse for 15 minutes.
  3. Take out the bag of leaves and return flavoured milk to a clean saucepan.
  4. Whisk in the eggs and increase heat slowly, whisky constantly until mixture thickens to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  5. Take off heat and cool, refrigerate and later churn in an ice cream maker until frozen if desired.
Recipe by Peppermint Ridge Farm at