Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ben & Jerry's Style Strawberry Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's is slowly making an inception across Australia! I noticed the other day that it's now stocked at Caltex service stations, and also at the deli down the road from me!

As the rest of Australia falls in love with the creamy confectionery, i have my own secret weapon - home made ice cream! The reason i say my recipes at Ben & Jerry's style are the way the custards are made. Traditionally, an ice cream custard is make by bringing up egg yolks to a certain temperature and then mixing in the egg whites. With this style, not so! It's much easier. There is no preheating involved in this style of ice cream, and I'm yet to experience any shortfalls in taste or texture as a result.

This particular ice-cream celebrates the deliciousness of summer strawberries, sweet and slightly tart, cutting through the rich creaminess of the ice cream. 

Ingredients (Makes approx 1L)

  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 punnet strawberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


Quarter the strawberries and mix them in a bowl with 1/4 cup of the sugar and the lemon juice.
Leave to macerate (stew) in the fridge for at least 1 hour
Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl for 2 minutes or until thick and creamy

Add the sugar slowly, beating well after each addition.
Slowly pour in the milk, continuing to beat.
Slowly pour in the vanilla and cream, continuing to beat
Pour into a jug and place the mixture in the fridge to chill fully

Pour into the ice cream machine and churn as per manufacturer instructions. 5 minutes before turning off the ice cream machine, add the strawberries and extracted juice to the ice cream machine.

Place in freezer until fully set.

1 comment:

  1. I'm still yet to try Ben & Jerry's... but your homemade ice cream looks rather luscious!



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