27 Jan 2013
Every now and then creamy, rich, vanilla ice cream is all you need, right? This came up at the dinner table recently and I realised I had these three ingredients sitting in the fridge. I love trying something new so I just had to have a go.
Makes: 1 Litre
Time: 10 mins and overnight freezing
- 300 ml double cream
- 175g condensed milk
- 2 caps of vanilla extract
- chocolate chunks
- 50 ml cooled instant coffee
- Peppermint essence and chocolate chips
It’s so easy, it feels like cheating. You just pour these gloopy ingredients into a big bowl (soo glossy and satisfying) and mix with an electric whisk until you get stiff peaks, or until you can hold it over your head without making a mess! Then you can personalise your ice cream, if you like, by add any additional flavourings; I’ve suggested a few above but I guess you can be as creative as you like – maybe rosemary, lavender, ginger? Then spoon it out into an air-tight container (I used a loaf tin covered with cling film). Leave your ice cream to set overnight in the freezer and it’ll be ready for eatin’.
It’s such a dense, bright white mixture – it looks so luxurious. I was told it tastes like ‘proper’ ice cream, which is a win in my book!
Have you ever made ice cream before? Did you use a more traditional method, or an ice cream machine?