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
MethodQuarter the strawberries and mix them in a bowl with 1/4 cup of the sugar and the lemon juice.
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.