... we all scream for ice cream.
Yesterday, as I said, I made ice cream. Vanilla to be precise. Today I am making the brownies for the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream. But that's today and it isn't done yet, because there has been much busyness going on. So I will tell you about yesterday instead.
I am not a huge food snob - well not too much. I love food. I love junky food as well as really, really good food. I hate reading food labels sometimes though. Because when I do read the label of something that I like it can put me off it. And, quite honestly, I often don't want to be put off it. Even if it isn't particularly good for me.
We all know that ice cream, in the scheme of things in life, isn't the healthiest of options. It is a treat though. And I do feel better about it if I can make it from five ingredients rather than fifteen or so.
I whipped two eggs with 3/4 sugar. (Though that amount of sugar is the Ben & Jerry's recipe amount and I actually use less.) Then I add in 16 oz of double cream and 8 oz of milk. Plus 2 tsp of vanilla. I like the vanilla bean paste as you get the nice gritty vanilla seeds in that.
That's it. If it is all blended then put it into your ice cream maker.
It takes about 20 minutes to churn. And, if your ice cream maker is designed like mine is, you can stick your finger in and taste it as it freezes. Needless to say sterilising your finger between dips! When it is ready it will be of a soft scoop consistency but if you put it into a container and pop it in the freezer it becomes nice hard ice cream - which is the way I like it. Perfect!
I got two containers 2/3 full with this recipe, just so you have an idea how much it makes. I will let the lot who are coming round here on Sunday tell you if it is any good or not. (It is!)