Sunday, August 6, 2017
HOMEMADE VANILLA ICECREAM
I LOVE ICE CREAM! Always have, always will.
Good icecream is the epitome of all that is sweet and cold and creamy and just heavenly in my opinion.
I've wanted to make ice cream from scratch for simply ages, but I don't own an icecream maker, and I was always a bit put off by making a custard, and all that frequent freezing/stirring that is required when you don't have an ice cream maker.
Then along came Mary Berry.
She first came to my attention through Rhonda at Down to Earth blog, on her weekly readings post. I loved her from the first minute. She's just like your favourite Grandma or Great Aunt. A true lady. Oozing style and sophistication, with just enough sass to make her real.
Can you tell I'm a big fan?
Anyway this is her recipe for vanilla icecream, using a mere 4 ingredients!
No additives, no preservatives, no "God knows what" in it!
I can highly recommend it.
4 eggs separated
100g caster sugar
300ml thickened cream
Lightly whip the cream and Vanilla (slightly more than soft peaks, but not hard like you would serve with scones for example)
In a separate (large) bowl whisk the egg whites on full speed, until they start to look like a cloud.
Add the caster sugar, 1 heaped spoonful at a time, whisk until the sugar is dissolved. (A bit like making a meringue) the mixture will be quite stiff.
Add the egg yolks, and whisk only enough to incorporate them into the mix.
Gently fold the cream mixture into the meringue mixture.
Transfer to a suitable container, and freeze overnight!
How easy is that!!
It will be worth it ;)
For the record it cost me approximately the same to make as Coles brand vanilla icecream. I use free range eggs, so it could be cheaper if you buy cage eggs or have your own chickens! It made approximately 1.5L.