Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ice-Cream Base

This is a nice recipe and it actually works, it makes Vanilla Ice-cream but of course you can add whatever flavour you want to it but make sure you add extra cream so it still has its smooth texture and will be easy to scoop. This recipe will make 2.5 litres of ice-cream.

TOP HINT: Make sure to check out the department stores after the holiday season just as the sale starts, I managed to find an ice-cream maker original price 90 euro and it was reduced to 40! - Bargain!

1700ml Cream
1500ml Milk
2 Vanilla Pods
800g Castor Sugar
800g Egg Yolks


  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the egg yolks
  2. Bring the mix to the boil
  3. Cool gently 
  4. Add the milk/ cream mixture to the egg yolks and whisk vigorously
  5. Return to the pot and cook until thickened
  6. Strain and cool.
  7. Then add to the ice cream maker, the one I have says to chill the bowl for 24 hours then churn the ice cream, done in 20 minutes and it's great. However if you don't have an ice-cream maker, you have to stir it while it is freezing to stop the ice crystals from forming.
  8. Once you have the basics you can add your flavours to this, although what is nicer then homemade creamy vanilla ice-cream? Well....chocolate ice-cream. 

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