Yes. You heard me right. Guess who got the most amazing ice cream maker in the history of ice cream makers? Oh right, me 🙂
I think we can all safely say that I won’t feel like buying store bought anymore because homemade ice creams are fresher AND easy to make!
- Next time I should churn my ice cream until it is fully as thick as possible (the
machine will start having a little trouble at that point) in order to let it freeze better
- I should always sieve my final custard (if using an egg base in my ice cream) – I DID NOT have any scrambled eggs in mine but just in case, safer side is better otherwise chunks of frozen scrambled eggs – no thanks!
- In order to keep the ‘egg-y’ smell down a little, I should temper my eggs first instead of adding all the cream and milk mixture at once
- I should add more stuff into the ice cream 😛
It was rich and creamy with a kick. My only issue was the slightly (very slight!) egg-y flavour afterwards but it vanishes quick enough and then you eat some more! I do think though that in the long run, I will more inclined towards the no-egg bases but when you have to, it is all good because dam, it feels like I have conquered something today!!!
This recipe was from Woman’s Day – ironic is it not that they release a food special all on ice cream on the same day I buy my own – well lucky for me that fate was right there, way ahead of me 🙂
Oh and before I give you the recipe, here are the changes I made:
- Added in strawberry essence (as soon as the custard has thickened, stir in your essence and let cool before churning)
- I added into the finished ice cream white chocolate chunks
- I didn’t bother blending the frozen raspberries (and didn’t use blueberries) – just mash them with a fork after they have thawed out
- I substituted extra raspberries for the blueberries – any berry would work 🙂
- I churned the raspberry mixture through the entire ice cream rather than swirling it through
Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream
Source: Women’s Day 2011 November Edition
Makes: 5 cups
- 1 1/2 cups full cream milk
- 1 1/2 cups thickened cream
- 2/3 cup caster sugar
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 tbs water (I didn’t need it, the thawed berries let out enough moisture)
- 100g white chocolate
- 1 cup white chocolate mini chips
- 2 cups frozen berries
- Bring milk and cream to almost boiling point in a saucepan over heat. Pour over white chocolate and combine till chocolate has melted. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat egg yolks andsugar until thick, pale and tripled in volume
- Gradually pour milk mixture into egg yolk mixture, beating on low speed constantly as you do
- When well combined, pour into a clean saucepan and stir occasionally on medium heat until thickens and coats the back of a spoon (4-5 minutes). Do not boil. (Once off heat, add essence)
- Cool to room temperature (I placed plastic wrap directly onto the surface and refrigerated to speed up the process). Churn in an ice cream maker according to instructions (approx 40 minutes)
- Women’s Day Way: Combiner berries and water and process in a blender until smooth. Strain through a sieve. Swirl through churned soft serve ice cream (as well as chocolate chunks)
My Way: 5 minutes before churning is completely, pour in crushed berries (no straining for chunks) and white chocolate chunks and churn until fully combined
- Pour into a chilled container and place in the freezer overnight to let firm.
- Scoop and serve (and enjoy – I know I did as did my family!)
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