Saturday, January 5, 2013

We all scream for ice cream!

My sister gave me an ice cream maker for Christmas and I have been busy making ice cream ever since!
I've tried a number of different recipes, mostly made up from the accompanying booklet and internet recipes and thought I should write them here for future reference (and in case any of you might be interested!)

My first batch was raspberry - I cooked the fresh raspberries without any sugar or water until they were very soft. For the base I used 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of cream, with about 1/3 or so cup of pure icing sugar and a drop of vanilla.
Result - nice flavour and colour, but a bit icy.
ps I made a coffee version with this recipe. Was nice, but icy.

Cookies and cream...
Base - 2 cups of pouring cream, one egg and 1/3 cup pure icing sugar. I cooked these until the icing sugar had melted, cooled and then chilled in the fridge. Whilst churning I added in crushed Oreo biscuits.
Result - super creamy, just like you'd get at a nice parlour!
( I also tried this recipe using 1 cup cream and 1 cup pouring custard from a carton, but the results were not as creamy)

Same base as above, except I used 2 egg yolks instead of a whole egg ( as that's what was in the fridge). Add in 2 mashed bananas with a touch of lemon juice.
Result - Yum!! Better than a Barney Banana :)

Same basic base and then I added in a crushed Peppermint Crisp bar and a drop or two of green colouring.
Result - absolutely delicious! My sister has requested another batch after eating the first.

So there you have it. I feel kind of guilty for eating so much cream, but it tastes so good and has none of the extra nasties that shop bought ice cream can have. Also, once Molly's leg is better we will get back into walking :)

If you don't have a machine I reckon it would still work if you mixed it up and placed it in a container you had kept in the freezer overnight. You just might need to take it out a few times and mix it up a bit.

What's your favourite flavour? Any suggestions for me to try?


  1. Yammie !!!...i think lemon is my favorite or coconut and yoghurt...yammmie !! from

  2. Wow. That's a lot of ice cream!!! It all sounds delish! Glad that you are enjoying your ice cream maker.

  3. Oooh yum. Some people swear by them so there must be a trick to it. I've never thought of getting one which is strange with four kids.

  4. Scrummo, Sarah. Must look at your machine! J x

  5. I'll have some! What fun, making icecream. Pity Molly can't eat it! Happy New Year.. Rx

  6. They all sound yummy, especially the cookies one!What a fun gift!
    Without a machine you can make a great refreshing lemon one from Nigella's How to Eat using only cream, lemons and icing sugar - its quick and yummy.
    have fun with your new toy, and Happy New Year Sarah!
    Gill xx

  7. Ooh ice cream makers are great, I've had mine a little while now and love it. I've found the best book/recipes are from one called Sugar Cones, they are all made with a proper egg custard and I use Elgar milk with cream on top. The vanilla is amazing but so is the chocolate, uses Dutch press coca which is fantastic! Have fun with it!


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