Dear SOS: I had the most delicious ice cream at a restaurant in Venice named Axe. There were a variety of flavors: mint, ginger, coffee ... and the ice cream tasted exactly like fresh versions of those flavors. I just bought an ice cream maker and would love to know their secret. If I had to pick, I’d like the recipe for the mint ice cream.
Dear Traci: This recipe makes an excellent ice cream base -- luscious and custardy. The fresh mint is steeped in the cream mixture, then strained, making for a smooth ice cream just tinted green. The recipe is from Axe chef-owner Joanna Moore.