Sometimes, you are looking for more from your vanilla ice cream. An easy way to elevate this classic flavor is to top it with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt.
The savory and often grassy notes of the olive oil complement the creamy sweetness of the ice cream, while the sea salt brings out the more subtle flavors of its partners.
Experiment with different types of olive oil and salt. Find an olive oil that you like since this ingredient will dominate the dish's overall taste.
The sea salt has more of a supporting role, but its texture is essential. The crunchy salt cuts through the smooth creaminess of the ice cream and rich olive oil.
Olive oil also adds a nutritious boost to dessert. Sea salt is a source of sodium and olive oil is rich in antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory compounds.