Thursday, 13 May 2010

Homemade ice cream

Vanilla ice-1


3 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup double cream
1 vanilla pod

In a bowl mix the sugar and the egg yolks. Slice the vanilla pod lengthway, split the pod open and scrape out the pulp onto the tip of your knife and transfer it to the milk. Gently heat the milk without letting it boil. Remove from the heat and slowly pour into the egg and sugar mix and whisk until it becomes a smooth paste. Return to the heat and remove before it boils. Strain through a sieve and leave to cool.
Whip the cream lightly and fold into the vanilla mixture. Set in a large container and put in the freezer. To stop ice crystals forming, remove every few hours and mix vigourously for a perfectly smooth ice cream.

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