I love the Japanese culture and its food. There’s something about salty miso soup – I could eat it every day. Miso is made from fermented soy beans and salt and it has numerous health benefits. Recently a Masterchef episode aired where miso was used in a dessert and the judges went crazy for it. That was enough motivation to get busy creating a miso caramel ice cream. Caramel pairs well with miso which is why I included it but you could make this recipe without the caramel. You just need to increase the sugar to combat the miso.
Choosing the right Miso
You can get miso paste from most supermarkets and Asian specialty stores. You’ll be faced with a choice of white or red miso. I recommend white as it is milder and slightly sweeter that the red option. It is also important to strain your ice cream base before freezing to ensure there are no grains of miso.
I recommend making an extra batch of caramel to pour over your ice cream when serving. Enjoy!