Chunky fudge & coffee ripple ice cream
- Preparation and cooking time
- Plus cooling, churning and freezing
- More effort
- Serves 6
- 3 tbsp instant coffee granules
- 210g pot coffee sauce
- 8pieces of dairy fudge , squashed into smaller chunks
- 1 plump vanilla pod
- 300ml full-fat milk
- 300ml double cream
- 4 egg yolks
- 100g golden caster sugar
- STEP 1
Place a container in the freezer. Split the vanilla pod lengthways, scrape the seeds out with the point of the knife and tip into a pan with the milk, cream and pod. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and leave to infuse for at least 20 mins. For the best flavour, this can be done a few hours beforehand and left to go cold (see tip, below).
- STEP 2
In a large bowl, whisk the sugar and egg yolks together for a few minutes until they turn pale and fluffy. Put the vanilla cream back on the heat until it’s just about to boil. Stir through the coffee granules then carefully sieve the liquid onto the yolks, beating with the whisk until completely mixed.
- STEP 3
At this point, get a large bowl of iced water and sit a smaller bowl in it. Pour the custard back into the pan and cook on the lowest heat, stirring slowly and continuously, making sure the spoon touches the bottom of the pan, for about 10 mins until thickened (see rules, below). Strain the custard into the bowl sitting in the iced water and leave to cool, then churn until scoopable (see methods, below).
- STEP 4
Layer the cold container with ice cream and spoonfuls of coffee sauce and fudge pieces. Freeze overnight and serve.