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Miso Ice Cream

Ice cream that tastes like a cross between miso soup, soy sauce, and salted caramel can shock people.  You’ll find that most will not want a super-sized waffle cone of miso ice cream.  Instead, miso ice cream is best served alongside another dessert.  A small dollop of miso ice cream would be a welcomed addition to a pear torte, an apple cobbler, or a plate of gingersnap cookies.  It could also be piled on top or on the side of your favorite Asian-inspired cupcake.

Miso Ice Cream Recipe

I found the miso ice cream recipe on The Free Library.  It was served with sesame-crisp pear and sake-poached cranberries (if I weren’t so hot to make cupcakes, I might have made that exact dessert pairing – don’t you want to try it?).  Here is my reprint of the recipe in my own words and with a conversion to U.S. measurements.

Note: In the photo above, I topped the ice cream with black sesame seeds.

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Miso Ice Cream

Ice cream that tastes like a cross between miso soup, soy sauce, and salted caramel can shock people.  Miso ice cream is best served alongside another dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade ice cream, miso caramel ice cream, miso ice cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 468kcal
Author Stef


  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C + 2 tbsp red miso the original recipe called for white miso, but the store was out of it and red worked well
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 1 1/4 C whole milk
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3 C heavy whipping cream


  • In a medium-sized saucepan on medium-high heat, combine sugar, miso, salt, honey, and milk.
  • Stir constantly until it is about to boil and then remove from heat.
  • Place egg yolk in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • Pour milk mixture over egg yolk, mixing to combine.
  • Whisk in cream.
  • Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions.


Yield two quarts


Nutrition Facts
Miso Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 445mg19%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1415IU28%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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