Thursday, January 08, 2009

I scream!

Well whaddaya know - another foody post chez Kuka ;o)

It's the ice cream!!!! And believe me - it is DELISH! it honestly turned out even better than I had expected!!

This recipe was fabulous - I used the one Suzy left in my blog comments a few days ago:

300ml milk

250ml of cream

1/2 cup of castor sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

pinch of salt

You just mix it all together in a jug, then pour it in!!

that's it!!!

Actually, I switched the volumes of milk and cream, on account of the cream came in a 300ml container, and used light thickened cream, on account of that's what the Boy brought home from the shops yesterday.
I was a bit worried that the lower fat content would mess the creamy-ness, but the texture is just perfect!
Oh, and I added crushed up Magical Elves! They're full of popping candy - it's like a hail storm in your mouth! very cool!

I guess the mixture was churned for about a half hour - I wasn't really sure how firm it would be able to get whilst still allowing the paddle to keep mixing it so perhaps it could have been a bit longer. It was just firmer than soft serve ice cream when I stopped.

The recipe made enough for us each to have a serve last night, then to fill right to the top of one of these plastic containers - about 600 or 700ml I s'pose.

Having been on the kind of soft side last night I was a little worried it would freeze kind of funny - you know, like when your ice cream defrosts and re-freezes?
But, seriously, did I mention how perfect this ice cream is?

We had some tonight with sprinkles - YUMMMMMO!

mmmm where to next on my ice creamy adventure?

xo

5 comments:

  1. Get outta town! That icecream looks amazing!

    I reckon you should try raspberries next. Mmmm.

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  2. Love the sprinkles! Just wait till you make a posh vanilla ice-cream with beans! You know like you get from Monsieur Whippy in France...but sometimes I think they just sprinkle black dots into it. Great job dude!

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  3. That ice cream looks fabulous, and I'm very keen on the idea of crushed magical elves and icecream. Silly me thought they were just plain old chocolate figures when I saw them at the supermarket before Xmas.

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  4. Oh yummy! Reminds me I should dig my ice cream maker out of the depths for some summer action!

    Yeah, I vote for raspberries next too.

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  5. That looks delicious. You did a good job! :) Do you use a special machine for it?

    You should try... chocolate next. REAL chocolate. :D Bananas? Can you put bananas in ice cream? Or maybe.. marshmallows. Mmm...

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