Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cheats Ice-Cream

 I feel I have neglected this space a little, I'm sorry.

I have been blogging daily for blogtoberfest on my other blog and, can I tell you? it's a just a little bit time consuming. In truth I haven't been cooking that much either, I have been fighting off (not so successfully) the dreaded flu. Mealtimes over the last couple of weeks have been very simple fare.

But today I wanted to get in and cook with strawberries before the season ends. We are lucky to have strawberry farms all around us and for the moment, the prices are still good. I have made jam (oh the smell of it) and this ice-cream.

I used to make this ice-cream all of the time, it is so easy to whip up. I have also made it before with passion fruit and once with fresh peaches. I hadn't made it for years. It has been given the thumbs up by the kids, so I think I will be making it quite a few more times this summer.

You should strain the strawberries, but I never do, basically because I'm lazy, but you can if you want.

Strawberry Ice-Cream 

makes 1.5 litres of ice-cream

• 600 grams thickened cream
• 1 x 400 gram tin condensed milk
• 250 grams strawberries (pureed)

Put the cream and condensed milk in a large bowl and beat with electric beaters until thick and soft peaks have formed. Fold through the strawberry puree and mix well. Pour into a container and freeze overnight. 

Remove from the freezer about 5-10 minutes before serving. 

Passionfruit Ice-cream

• if you want to make passionfruit ice-cream, add the pulp of 5 passionfruits instead of the pureed strawberries.

I'd love to know what flavours you might make from this recipe.


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