Strawberry Ice Cream
- Preparation and cooking time
- Total time
- Takes longer to freeze if an ice cream maker is not used.
- More effort
- Serves 6
Based around the traditional British classic of strawberries and cream, this dessert delights everyone with its subtle undertones of rosewater.
- 500G HULLED STRAWBERRIES.
- 5TBSP ROSEWATER.
- 200ML FULL FAT MILK
- 6OOML FRESH DOUBLE CREAM
- 150G VANILLA SUGAR
- 8 EGG YOLKS
- 1TBSP CORNFLOUR.
- STEP 1Hull and cut the strawberries into quarters, lay on a plate and sprinkle over the rosewater. Stir to mix in the rosewater.
- STEP 2Prepare the custard (This can be done the night before and the custard can be stored in the fridge after cooling thoroughly.)
- STEP 3Place vanilla sugar, egg yolks and cornflour into a deep bowl. Beat until well mixed.
- STEP 4Slowly heat up the cream and milk in a thick based saucepan. As it rises to the boil, carefully pour into the egg and sugar mixture. Beat the mixture hard.
- STEP 5In a clean saucepan, return the mixture to the heat and gently heat through to thicken the custard. Stir constantly.
- STEP 6Cool the custard down. This step should take place OUTSIDE the fridge until it is cool enough to be placed into the fridge.
- STEP 7Liquidize the strawberries in a blender.
- STEP 8Pour cooled custard and strawberries into the ice cream maker bowl. Switch on the paddle and chiller unit and allow to mix. Alternatively, pour the two mixtures into a plastic container with a lid.Stir well to mix the two liquids. Seal and place in the freezer. This will need to be mixed and broken up with a large fork in order to prevent large ice crystals forming at least twice during freezing.
- STEP 9If using an ice cream maker, it is best to remove the mixture when it is soft ("semifreddo"), otherwise the paddle will be very difficult to remove from the ice cream when fully frozen. Transfer to a plastic storage container, cover and place in the freezer until required
- STEP 10The ice cream is served best either at the "semifreddo stage" in a bowl with extra strawberries when it has a creamy consistency, or, as children love when it is fully frozen in cornets and wafers.