Recipe courtesy of Fjord's Ice Cream Factory

South Dakota Honey Sunflower Vanilla Ice Cream

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 4 hr
  • Yield: 4 quarts
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2 1/4 cups sugar

1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 eggs, beaten

5 cups whole milk

4 cups whipping cream

2 tablespoons vanilla extract, preferably bourbon Madagascar

1/2 cup honey (recommended: Dakota's Best)

2/3 cup honey roasted sunflower seeds (recommended: Dakota's Best)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients except the sunflower seeds. Transfer mixture to an an ice cream machine, except for the sunflower seeds. Follow the ice cream machine manufacturer's instructions for making ice cream. When the ice cream has the consistency of pudding and the machine is no longer churning, stir in the sunflower seeds. Freeze the ice cream until hardened, about 4 hours.