Caramelized Pineapple Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream






Motivation: If bourbon and brown sugar and pineapples don’t transport you to a tropical island of paradise, let me know.  I’ll buy you a one way ticket 😊

Major Key:

  1. You can dice fresh pineapple up small or leave in bigger chunks. It comes down to how you want to experience it.  Also, I will not be mad if you add more bourbon :P
  2. Cardamom is a powerful spice. If you like the flavor with pineapple, bump it up to 2 tbsps.  If you don’t like it, you can leave it out.


2 eggs

¾ cup white sugar

3 cups half-and-half cream

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tbsp. Tastic Sweet*

1 tbsp. cardamom

Caramelized Pineapple

3 cups fresh pineapple tidbits

2 tbsps butter

3 tbsps brown sugar

3 tbps rum



  1. In a heavy saucepan, lightly whisk together the eggs and sugar.
  2. Add 2 cups of the half-and-half cream.
  3. Cook the mixture over medium-low heat stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon 170 degrees F.
  4. Remove from heat immediately and add the remaining half-and-half to stop the cooking. Let cool slightly. Stir in the vanilla, Tastic sweet and cardamom.
  5. Cool and chill overnight in the fridge.
  6. While the ice cream is chilling, prepare the caramelized pineapple. Melt the butter in a non-stick pan.
  7. Add the pineapple tidbits and the brown sugar.
  8. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the pineapple turns a beautiful, caramel color and all the juice has turned thick and saucy. This should take about 10 minutes.
  9. Stir in the rum.
  10. To finish, pour the custard into an ice cream maker and prepare according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  11. In the final moments of churning, add the caramelized pineapple and churn to distribute throughout the ice cream.


* Tastic Spice is available HERE

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