So, yesterday Candice (candysomething) and I decided to have a go at making Ice cream. Candice had been given an ice cream maker as a wedding present and wanted to finally have an excuse to use it. We decided to start simple and went for some fresh strawberry ice cream.
Before starting it is important to remember that if you are using an ice cream maker like us, you will most likely have to put the bowl part in the freezer overnight.
- 500 ml full fat milk
- 500ml double cream (we used extra think double cream)
- 200g caster sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2tsp vanilla extract
- 475g mashed fresh strawberries
This recipe serves 8
First we combined the cream and vanilla in a large bowl.
While Candice did this, I mashed the strawberries in another large bowl using a potato masher (you could also use a fork).
To the cream and vanilla, we added the caster sugar and salt.
We then added the mashed strawberries and mixed lightly (we left some chunks of strawberry in ours but you could also blend the strawberries into a puree if you would prefer a smooth ice cream).
Lastly, we added the 500ml of milk and stirred the mixture until it was all combined. It isn't too important to mix thouroughly because once it goes in the ice cream maker it gets mixed anyway.
Once you place the mixture into the machine follow the manufacturers instructions because they all may vary slightly. Ours said to leave it to mix for a minimum of 20 minutes. After checking it we decided to leave it for another 10 minutes so altogether our ice cream was mixing for 30 minutes.
We thought this ice cream turned out pretty well, it had a lovely flavour but some of our tasters (mainly our partners) weren't keen on the chunks of icy strawberries.