Guest post - Marmalade Goat's Cheese Ice Cream

Thank you Allen B for this fabulous guest post. I love the innovative way you used Manning Canning Marmalade!

I love raspberries. Always have. Always  will. And Christine’s Raspberry Jam takes me back to the raspberry bushes of my Saskatchewan childhood every time I open the jar. In fact, it was my love affair with her jam that led me to try – and love - her marmalades; the beautifully bittersweet (and oh-so-hard-to-get) Grapefruit and the bold, punchy Orange with Vanilla.

In fact, it was over breakfast with the Orange and Vanilla marmalade, thinking about Christine and James’ visit later in the week, when the idea for the perfect dessert hit me!  The creamy tang of a goat cheese ice cream would complement the dark tart and sweetness of Manning Canning’s Orange marmalade brilliantly. Of course, I thought, a heavy drizzle of a Bourbon Caramel Sauce would take it all the way to epic!

Judging from the look on everyone’s face as we dove into those bowls of creamy, gooey goodness, I was right. Nailed it.

Orange Marmalade and Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, OH has perfected an eggless ice cream recipe. Buy her book and make your own ice cream. You’ll be happy. This is adapted from her basic vanilla recipe.


2 cups milk
4 tsp. cornstarch
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
2/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
3 tbsp. goat cheese, softened

1 tsp. vanilla paste or extract

4 tbsp. Manning Canning Orange and Brown Sugar Marmalade (or Old Fashioned Marmalade)


In a bowl, stir together 1/4 cup milk and the cornstarch; set slurry aside. In a 4-qt. saucepan, whisk together remaining milk and the cream, sugar, syrup, and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 4 minutes; stir in slurry. Return to a boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Place cream cheese in a bowl and pour in 1/4 cup hot milk mixture; whisk until smooth. Then whisk in remaining milk mixture. Pour mixture into a plastic bag; seal, and submerge in a bowl of ice water until chilled.

While ice cream mixture is cooling, drop marmalade onto a cutting board and chop long strands of orange rind into smaller pieces. Refrigerate until needed.

Pour mixture into an ice cream maker; process according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ½ of ice cream mixture to a storage container and, using ½ of the marmalade, drop 3-4 dollops randomly on top of the mixture. Transfer the remaining ice cream mixture to the container and, using the same technique, drop the remaining marmalade in several spots on top of the mixture. Run you spoon through the spots of marmalade to distribute it through the ice cream mixture. You only want to swirl the marmalade through so one or two swipes through the mixture should do it. Do not over stir!   Freeze until set. 

Serve with a generous helping of Martha Stewart’s ridiculously perfect Caramel Bourbon Vanilla Sauce. And then roll your eyes to the back of your head and smile.