Easy Ice Cream

Easy Ice Cream
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This is our easy peasy recipe for ice cream. We love home made ice cream, and even though we also love eggs, sometimes we find homemade recipes a little too yolkey in flavour for our liking. Our recipe uses whole eggs instead and as such tastes a lot more of cream instead of eggs. It's a very versatile recipe and we use it as a base for many other flavourings which we'll also list. Rice malt syrup and honey make the ice cream a lot softer straight from the freezer (if you use the full cup). A cup is a little too sweet for us so we reduce it. If you choose to reduce the sweetener just leave the ice cream out of the freezer for a few minutes to soften before serving. It will freeze hardest if you use maple syrup. All of the sweeteners listed have worked really well for us. We also like the combination of a glug of maple syrup in predominately rice malt syrup. We have written both a Thermomix recipe and a regular recipe. Heating the eggs is entirely optional it does make the egg mixture fluffier in our opinion but both versions taste great. We whip our cream using a stick blender...mainly because we always manage to make butter when we attempt to whip cream in the Thermie. This recipe will make around a litre of ice cream.
Ingredients
  • 300 mL cream
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup - 1 cup liquid sweetener (we've made it with rice malt syrup, honey, maple syrup)
  • Vanilla
Instructions
With A Thermomix
  1. Insert the butterfly.
  2. Add the eggs to the TM bowl and beat on 50 degrees for 4 mins on speed 4 (using heat is optional).
  3. Remove the MC, start the blades mixing on speed 2 and pour in the liquid sweetener over about thirty seconds. Replace the MC and increase the speed to 4 and mix for a further 2 mins.
  4. Whilst the eggs are beating add vanilla to the cream and whip until soft peaks form.
  5. Add the whipped cream to the TM bowl and beat on speed 3 for 15 seconds.
  6. If you have an ice cream maker - add the mix to your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions before placing into a container and in to the freezer.
  7. If you don't have an ice cream maker simple place it in a container in the freezer.
  8. After about an hour stir the mixture through with a fork. This is an optional step but it stops ice crystals from forming.
Without a Thermomix
  1. Beat eggs for around 5 mins until fluffy and increased in volume. You can also do this in a bowl over a pot of simmering water thereby cooking the eggs as it makes them even fluffier - entirely optional.
  2. Slowly add the sweetener whilst mixing and then continue mixing for a further 2 mins.
  3. In a separate bowl add the vanilla to the cream and whip until soft peaks form.
  4. Fold the whipped cream through the egg mixture - a whisk works well at this stage.
  5. If you have an ice cream maker - add the mix to your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions before placing into a container and into the freezer.
  6. If you don't have an ice cream maker simple place it in a container in the freezer.
  7. After about an hour stir the mixture through with a fork. This is an optional step but it stops ice crystals from forming.
Favour ideas
  1. Try our salted chocolate ice magic with this gorgeous ice cream. Find the recipe here.
  2. Green tea ice cream - steep two green tea tea bags in ¼ cup boiled water. Cool. Fold into the ice cream mixture with the cream.
  3. Honey and cinnamon - use honey as the sweetener and add a generous sprinkle of cinnamon whilst folding through the cream.
  4. Chocolate swirl - make a ganache using cream and 70 % chocolate. Cool and swirl through the mixture before placing in the freezer.
  5. Fruit swirl - puree you favourite fruit and swirl through the mixture before placing in the freezer.

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About Tash

Forensic Technologist that loves animals and food :-) Passionate about cooking, animal welfare, food and animal photography and the environment.
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