Big Gay Ice Cream’s Whiskey Walnuts

Big Gay Ice Cream’s Whiskey Walnuts

Whiskey Walnuts

  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup whiskey
  • Dash of coarse sea salt

Directions

For the walnuts
  1. Arrange an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 275ºF.
  2. Scatter the walnuts on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven for 2 minutes. Toss and bake for another 2 minutes, or until they have just begun to brown. (Burnt walnuts taste very bitter, so it’s better to err on the conservative side.) Remove the walnuts from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Roughly chop the walnuts (save that dusty powder) and set aside.
  3. Heat the corn syrup and maple syrup in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir to combine, bring to a simmer, and simmer for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the whiskey.
  4. The mixture will foam up for a spell, but keep stirring. Add the sea salt and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to simmer for another 5 to 8 minutes, until it coats the back of a spoon.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the walnuts, including that powder. Allow to cool slightly—the mixture will be very hot!
  6. Spoon the warm wet walnuts over your favorite ice cream and dig in! Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks; reheat before serving.

This recipe was originally published at Food Republic.

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