Sweet Chestnut Paste Made with Ice Cream

Sweet Chestnut Paste Made with Ice Cream

This is a simple chestnut paste you can make anytime with chestnuts and ice cream! It's also easy on your wallet!

Ingredients: an easy to make amount

Peeled and boiled chestnuts
200 g
Vanilla ice cream
100 g (1 part amaguri to 2 parts ice cream)
Brandy or rum
as desired


1. Warm the chestnuts in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes and mash. While mashing, melt the ice cream in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
2. Mix the chestnuts and melted ice cream. Strain through a strainer or sieve to smooth. Add brandy or rum as desired.
3. You can use it as-is on toast, or on pancakes, or mix with whipped cream to make a chestnut cream.
4. Mix it with whatever ice cream you have for a chestnut ice cream.
5. It makes a large batch, so I store it in a tub.
6. If putting it in a pastry bag for something like Mont Blanc, mix with milk, heavy cream, or whipped cream until it can be piped out easily!

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to hold on to my heavy cream to use for whipped cream and decorating, and I knew milk wouldn't be rich enough, so I figured I'd try making the paste with ice cream.