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    mtgnnr
    Ice cream
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    • 17th Aug 04, 7:26 PM
    Ice cream 17th Aug 04 at 7:26 PM
    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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    Last edited by MSE Deborah; 26-08-2008 at 6:02 PM.
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    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 17th Aug 04, 7:40 PM
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    • 17th Aug 04, 7:40 PM
    Re: Icecream
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    • 17th Aug 04, 7:40 PM
    use the cheap way, but throw in diced frsh fruit. :
  • Jaycee
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    • 6th Jul 05, 6:37 PM
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    • 6th Jul 05, 6:37 PM
    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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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 6th Jul 05, 6:56 PM
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    • 6th Jul 05, 6:56 PM
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    • 6th Jul 05, 6:56 PM
    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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    • Mado
    • By Mado 6th Jul 05, 7:03 PM
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    • 6th Jul 05, 7:03 PM
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    • 6th Jul 05, 7:03 PM
    For those with more adveturous tastes...I highly recommend Chestnut creme ice cream:
    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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    • Zziggi
    • By Zziggi 6th Jul 05, 11:06 PM
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    • 6th Jul 05, 11:06 PM
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    • 6th Jul 05, 11:06 PM
    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.....
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 7th Jul 05, 7:50 AM
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    • 7th Jul 05, 7:50 AM
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    • 7th Jul 05, 7:50 AM
    The only one I could find is this one:-

    A vanilla bean, or a lemon rind, is first boiled in a quart of milk. Take out the bean or peel, and add the yolks of four eggs, beaten well.

    Heat it scalding hot, but do not boil it, stirring in white sugar till very sweet. When cold, freeze it.
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    • By jordylass 7th Jul 05, 8:18 AM
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    • 7th Jul 05, 8:18 AM
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    • 7th Jul 05, 8:18 AM
    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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  • Kippsy
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    • 7th Jul 05, 8:24 AM
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    • 7th Jul 05, 8:24 AM
    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.
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    • jordylass
    • By jordylass 7th Jul 05, 8:58 AM
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    Could I have your yogurt recipe. I love frozen yogurt.
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    • Alison_B
    • By Alison_B 8th Jul 06, 8:42 AM
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    Plain and Simple Ice Cream
    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.
    • boiler_man
    • By boiler_man 8th Jul 06, 9:41 AM
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    Caught the end of an icecream making recipe on Good Morning yesterday. See link for details
    http://www.itv-thismorning.co.uk/FoodArticle.aspx?fid=1270&tid=2

    It is does mention using an icecream machine, but I seem to remember making icecream as a child where it was put in the freezer and removed every hour to stir. Not sure how smooth the resultant icecream was though!
    • beverleyhills
    • By beverleyhills 8th Jul 06, 10:24 AM
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    Nigella Lawson's Lemon Ice Cream
    Lemon Ice Cream

    3 Lemons
    170 grms icing sugar
    420 mls double cream
    3 tbls iced water

    Grate zest of 2 lemons.
    Sqeeze juice from all 3 lemons.
    Put juice, zest, and icing sugar in a bowl.
    Leave for 30 mins.

    Whip the cream with 3 tablespoons if iced water to form soft peaks.
    Whisk in the sweetened lemon juice.
    Turn into a shallow container and freeze.
    Take out of the freezer ½ hour and put in the fridge, before use.

    Nice with raspberries.

    Enjoy
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    • Glad
    • By Glad 8th Jul 06, 1:17 PM
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    Black saturns recipe is here
    I couldn't find it in the index but there are a few other ice-cream recipes there
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    • newleaf
    • By newleaf 8th Jul 06, 1:39 PM
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    Ice cream is basically just frozen custard, so make your custard according to your usual recipe - you can use half cream and half milk to cut down fat content if you want, then churn in your ice cream machine or freeze in a plastic box. If you aren't churning it you need to get it out of the freezer and give it a good stir once or twice, just before it's fully frozen, to break up the ice crystals and get a nice smooth mix.
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  • bigpaws23
    making vanilla ice cream
    what are you favourite vanilla ice cream recipes please?
    We're going to be making it at school and we have to do it on the cheap. My own ice cream tends to be rather heavy on the cream and vanilla pods making it too expensive for our school project.

    How can I make it taste good but with less expensive ingredients......

    many thanks
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  • Mrs Miggins
    The recipe I use for "everyday" ice cream is 150ml whipping cream, 250ml milk, 2 egg yolks and about 75g vanilla sugar (or you could use caster sugar with a slosh of vanilla extract) - whisk the yolks with the sugar, whisk in the milk, fold in the whipped cream. My children prefer this to an ice cream with proper custard, as it's not so rich. Don't know though how school would feel these days, as the egg yolks aren't cooked - I suppose you could make a sloppy custard, leave to cool and then fold in the cream - I expect that would work. I use this recipe as a base, then bung in a smashed up Crunchie bar, and call it "honeycomb ice-cream" - complete cheat, but tastes fab
  • moozikgal
    i do a quick vanilla ice cream which always turns out great. Use one large tin of sweetened condenced milk, single cream and a little milk to make to disired quanity for your ice cream maker (or tub if freezing the normal way), normally about 800ml. few drops of vanilla extract or essance, which ever one i have in and then add in what ever flavor you want. Peppermint essance and a few choc chips are always nice
  • Burlesque Babe
    I did my first ice cream today!

    It was

    -pint of double cream brought to the boil,

    -add 1/2 tsp vanilla essence.

    - Stir in 3 oz sugar until it dissolves.

    -Beat egg yolks until the tunr light in colour. Add the cream mixture and stir quickly to keep it smooth.

    Pour into a tub and pop in freezer. Because it is double cream it doesn't need stirring as there aren't any crystals. I added in some leftover plum juices from the stewed plums I did last summer (knew I'd find a use for them when I put the juice in the freezer) and gently stirred them in when it was half frozen so it has the 'ripple' look.
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  • avfc4life
    They all sound really nice! where do you lot get your recipes from or do you make them up?
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