How To: Make Sea Salt Ice Cream


I can't really call myself a gamer since I suck so much at playing games, but one of my favorite game series has got to be Kingdom Hearts. When I first saw the game, I knew that it would be the only game I would perfect myself playing. It had Final Fantasy and Disney characters, for goodness sake. I still maintain that whoever came up with that beautiful idea should be given a raise from Square Enix. Kingdom Hearts may be the only game I'm really adept at playing, and I'm still able to keep up with its hugely confusing storyline. I really love the game, is what I'm saying.

In Kingdom Hearts II, released in 2006, the sea salt ice cream made its first ever appearance. The idea of a salty-sweet tasting dessert was intriguing, since both tastes differ so vastly from each other. I did some research over the years on sea-salt ice cream, and found out that Kingdom Hearts game director, Tetsuya Nomura had tasted sea salt ice cream in the faraway land of Tokyo's DisneySea. Since DisneySea is so far away, I was destined never to get to taste the fabled sea salt ice cream.

Since I'm relatively free now, being unemployed and all, I did the only reasonable thing there is to do: try making my own sea salt ice cream. And since I'm a nice guy, I'll also teach you how to make your own sea salt ice cream, which isn't as difficult as I'm making it to sound.

Here's me eating the final product.

You'll need:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • sea salt (exact amount is up to how salty you want your ice cream to be)
  • blue food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • an ice cream pop mold
  • about 3 hours to waste
  • some basic knowledge of how to cook and not set the kitchen on fire
  • and a freezer (because ice cream, duhh)
 Not shown: A freezer and basic cooking skills.

Step 1: Separate the eggs into 2 bowls, yolks on one side, whites on the other. Make sure you don't mix them up together because cooking is racist that way.

 Racism at its best.

Step 2: Beat the egg whites violently until they become stiff. If you have a Keyblade-shaped whisk, that would be the best.

 Show no mercy.

Step 3: Now turn your attention on the egg yolks. Pour in all the sugar and mix until both are a thick gooey mess of yellow.

 Like shown.

Step 4: Pour the milk into a pot (oops, I forgot to put that into the things you'll need, so just roll with it) and bring it to a boil with medium heat. Stir occasionally to give your hands something to do.

Step 5: Pour your egg yolk/sugar mixture into the pot of hot milk and mix well. Set your fire to medium heat and slowly stir until the mixture becomes a custard (or as close to a custard as possible). MAKE SURE THE MIXTURE DOES NOT BOIL!

Step 6: Pour in your egg whites into the custard and mix well. See, whites do come last sometimes.

Step 7: Add in sea salt, which is the most important part of this entire recipe. Now this is entirely based on your own feel. You can control the saltiness of your sea salt ice cream, but I would advise you put in about a teaspoon or so, and add in more if you don't feel it's salty enough.

This is entirely up to you.

Step 8: Put your mixture into the fridge to cool for about 15-30 minutes. Here's Roxas and Axel to accompany you while you wait.

Step 9: Once it's sufficiently cooled, add in a sprinkle of vanilla and cream.

Step 10: Add in coloring until you think it looks like how sea salt ice cream looks like in Kingdom Hearts. I would say about 10 drops blue and 5 drops green for that perfect balance. But don't trust me, I'm colorblind.

Step 11: Pour your mixture into the ice cream pop mold and place it into a freezer for about as long as you would expect ice cream to freeze.

Step 12: Enjoy the salty sweet cooling delight that you have just spent 3-4 hours making. Congratulations, you really do have a lot of time to kill!

Step 13: Immediately find a clock tower in a town that is constantly bathed in a warm twilight glow (see pic 1 below for an idea), and proceed to sit on the ledge while enjoying your ice cream with your best friends. Important note: Please take care to not fall off because it's very high and you will definitely die.

Pic 1. Twilight Town Station Plaza Clock Tower.

Additional stuffs: Below are some people you can eat your sea salt ice cream with, because y'know, eating them alone is just sad.

Now go forth and make your own sea salt ice cream to share with your friends. And most importantly, don't fall off a clock tower.


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