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Make your own ice cream

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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mtgnnrmtgnnr Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
There are loads of ways to make vanilla icecream here's the cheap and the really cheap way to make it :

Cheap -

4 Eggs separated
4 ounces of icing sugar (sifted)
1 tsp of vanilla essence or 1 pod of real vanilla if you want to push the boat out
300 ml Double cream

1. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and add the icing sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking well after each spoonful.

2. In another bowl whisk the yolks and the vanilla essence/vanilla seeds together then gently fold this into the egg white mixture.

3. If you are posh ;) add the mixture into an icecream maker. If you are as poor as I am then pour it into a large tupaware container and pop it in the freezer, then keep stirring it every 10 to 15 mins to break up the ice crystals and make it smoother. You will know when its ready it will be like icecream and not milkshake.

The Really Cheap way -

This method was used during and after the war when fresh eggs and cream were a real luxury. You can tell its not the real thing but its not too bad.

4 tbsp cornflour or cornstarch
90g granulated sugar
500ml milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Method

1. Mix together the cornflour and sugar in a bowl. Stir in just enough of the milk to form a thin paste.

2. Bring the rest of the milk to the boil in a non-stick saucepan. Pour the hot milk into the cornflour paste in a thin, steady stream, stirring constantly.

3. Return the mixture to the pan and bring to the boil over a moderate heat, stirring constantly. Once the mixture boils adjust the heat to a gentle simmer and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.

4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla.

5. Lay a piece of greaseproof paper directly on the custard and slightly up the sides of the pan, to prevent a skin forming. Cool the mixture, then chill in the refrigerator.

6. Once the vanilla mixture is thoroughly chilled, either use an icecream maker or pop it in the freezer and keep stirring it as explained earlier.

Just right for these hot summer days try it with the honeycomb recipe I posted a few days ago or smash up a bag of malteesers and mix them in. Or pour some Baileys over it.

Again be careful with raw eggs not really suitable for pregnant women etc etc.


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  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    use the cheap way, but throw in diced frsh fruit. ::)
  • Jaycee_3Jaycee_3 Forumite
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    Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (Easy!!!)

    Ingredients

    large carton Double Cream
    tin of Condensed Milk (not evaporated)
    1 packet Chocolate Chips


    Whip the cream to the floppy stage until it stands in soft peaks.
    Stir in Condensed Milk and chocolate chips.

    Pour into a loaf tin (lined with freezer cling-film or foil) and freeze.

    To serve: Cut into slices with a knife (dip knife in hot water to make it easier) and serve with home made chocolate sauce made with Mars Bar and a little milk.

    PS: If you want to make the ice cream a bit more special, you can add some liquer like Grand Marnier.


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  • squeakysqueaky Forumite
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    There's a related thread on Ice Lollies you can see... Click Here

    And there are a couple more in the "Cooking" section of the MEGA Index which is currently a sticky at the top of the board.
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  • MadoMado Forumite
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    For those with more adveturous tastes...I highly recommend Chestnut creme ice cream: :D
    1 tin of chestnut cream
    1 tin of low fat evaporated milk.

    In the ice cream maker or otehrwise... mix freeze, mix again and so on.
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  • ZziggiZziggi Forumite
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    Has anyone got any other ice-cream receipes please? (preferably those that don't use cream)

    Got my ice-cream maker with my boots advantage card points yesterday so i'm going to be having a go soon. Wasn't too impressed with the receipe booklet that came with the ice-cream maker. I got kids with milk intollerance so wanted to make ice-cream with soya milk as they are really young and feel they are missing out on ice-creams on hots days. I can substiutue cows milk for soya milk in the ice-cream receipes but all the receipes seem to also want double cream and i can't get hold of non-dairy cream.

    So i thought i'd post my dilemma on the OS board 'cos someone is bound to have a solution..... :think:
  • squeakysqueaky Forumite
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    The only one I could find is this one:-

    A [size=+0]vanilla bean,[/size] or a [size=+0]lemon rind,[/size] is first boiled in a quart of [size=+0]milk.[/size] Take out the bean or peel, and add the [size=+0]yolks of four eggs,[/size] beaten well.

    Heat it scalding hot, but do not boil it, stirring in white sugar till very sweet. When cold, freeze it.
    Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to [email protected]. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
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  • jordylassjordylass Forumite
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    I prefer to sorbet to ice cream, no milk or cream in these, they are usually made with a syrup which is 1oz sugar to 10ml water which I find too sweet, but a search for sherbert (which is the name for it in the states) should get you some recipes.
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  • KippsyKippsy Forumite
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    I have a recipe for strawberry yoghurt Ice cream.... but if you want totally non-dairy ice cream I don't know how to make it but I know a very good brand you can get in the supermarket.
    oooh look only about 220 posts and I got round to doing my Avatar already!!
  • jordylassjordylass Forumite
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    Could I have your yogurt recipe. I love frozen yogurt.
    There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
  • Alison_BAlison_B Forumite
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    Does anyone have any good ice cream recipies? Bought a recipie book an they have things in like Chocolate and Rosemary ice cream and I want the good old fashioned simple recipies.

    I have an ice cream maker but it gets a thick coating of ice at the bottom. Can you tell me how to make it without the machine but by hand.

    Many thanks.
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