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Nieve de Tequila
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Nieve de Tequila

Makes: 1 quart

This simple, four-ingredient recipe is inspired by a frozen dessert historically made in Pre-Columbian Mexico. During that period, foot merchants were responsible for sourcing snow from the volcanoes to be used as a primary ingredient in ice cream. The job of flavoring the dessert then fell to priests, who settled on incorporating exotic ingredients like pulque, fresh fruit or honey. A serving of the finished product was then symbolically offered to the gods before being sold to the public at market for a premium; one cup cost twenty cocoa beans.

This fun, fast and simple tequila ice cream is a tribute to those early treats.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup tequila blanco

Method

  1. In a large bowl, whip heavy cream and vanilla extract to stiff peaks.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the condensed milk and tequila to combine.
  3. Gently fold the whipped cream into the tequila mixture. Pour into a baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
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