So, now that we’re in yet another extended hiatus for the BBC version of Sherlock, and after that end of season cliffhanger, you’re probably gonna need something to feed your feels with.  I’d like to humbly recommend this ice cream.  This is a combination of areyoutryingtodeduceme’s fandom tea, her original recipe for the ice cream, and the Jeni’s ice cream base that has consistently given me the best ice cream I’ve ever eaten.

Plus, who doesn’t love a good old fashioned ice cream? 😉

Moriartea Ice Cream
Makes 1.5 pints


  • 2 c whole milk
  • 1 T plus 1 t corn starch
  • 1 1/2 oz (3 T) soft cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 c packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 c white sugar
  • 2 T light corn syrup
  • .25 c Moriartea
  • pinch ginger
  • large dash cinnamon

Mix 2 T of the milk with the corn starch to create a slurry in a small bowl.  Whisk the cream cheese until smooth in a medium bowl.

Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients except for the tea, ginger, and cinnamon in a pot and bring to a rolling boil over medium high heat.  Once boiling, boil for four minutes, then remove from heat and pour off into a smaller bowl, adding the Moriartea, ginger, and cinnamon.  Let steep for one hour.

Pour the mixture back into the pot through a strainer, pushing down on the leaves to ensure you get all of the cream out that you can.  Once it’s back in the pot, whisk in the cornstarch slurry.  Once combined, return to heat and bring back to a boil, and stir with a heatproof spatula until slightly thickened, appx 1 min.  Remove from heat, and whisk together with the cream cheese mixture.  Once combined, pour into a gallon ziploc bag, and chill in an ice/cold water bath for a half hour.

Set up your ice cream machine, add the base, and spin for appx a half hour.  The last row of pics are what your ice cream should look like before, during, and after the spinning process.  Once you attain that third picture, stop the machine, and scoop into your container, and throw that into the freezer over night.  (I happen to have spare pint containers, so I used those.)

And then sit back with your ice cream.  Did you miss it?


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