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Sorghum Ice Cream


2 cups heavy cream

4 cups half & half

½ cup cane sugar

1 cup sorghum

12 egg yolks

¼ teaspoon sea salt

Pepita-Sesame Seed Brittle (recipe follows)

Pepita-Sesame Seed Brittle

2 cups sugar

1 cup corn syrup

½ cup water

½ teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon smoked Serrano Pepper

1 cup pepitas, lightly toasted

1 cup sunflower seeds, lightly toasted

1 cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted


  1. Heat cream, half & half, sugar, and sorghum in sauce pan until steaming. Gradually temper in yolks and then add sea salt.
  2. Thicken mixture over double boiler until it coats back of a spoon. Chill in refrigerator until it reaches 40 degrees. Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve with Pepita-Sesame Seed Brittle.

Pepita-Sesame Seed Brittle

  1. Cook sugar, corn syrup, and water in pan until temperature reaches 325 degrees.
  2.  Stir in all remaining ingredients, except sesame seeds. With spatula, spread thinly over a buttered sheet pan. Sprinkle sesame seeds over brittle, working them in by pressing and stretching brittle.
  3. Set aside to harden.
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