Turmeric, Ginger and Honey Affogato


Leave it to author Nik Sharma to create an affogato recipe that infuses ground turmeric and fresh ginger. The flavors are unlike any other you've sipped.

turmeric ginger and honey affogato
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs
1 quart


  • 2 cup whole milk

  • 2 cup half-and-half

  • ½ cup superfine granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1 ½ tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 3 ounce cream cheese, softened

  • 1 ½ tablespoon freshly grated ginger

  • Strong freshly brewed coffee


  1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan combine milk, half-and-half, sugar, honey, turmeric, and salt. Cook and stir constantly over medium-high until milk starts to boil vigorously. In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and 2 Tbsp. water. Whisk into milk mixture. (Reduce heat to medium if milk bubbles up too fast). Let boil 4 minutes, stirring constantly, or until mixture resembles custard and coats the back of a spoon.

  2. Strain hot mixture through a sieve if necessary. In a large bowl whisk hot mixture into cream cheese; chill.

  3. Using a garlic press or a piece of cheesecloth, squeeze and collect juice from grated ginger. Stir juice into ice cream base. Pour mixture into ice cream maker. Churn according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a container. Freeze at least 4 hours.

  4. To serve, scoop ice cream into dishes or mugs. Top with hot coffee. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
12g Fat
32g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 239mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 219mg 5%
Folate, total 7.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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