Best Vanilla Ice Cream

    Best Vanilla Ice Cream


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    About this recipe: This is a traditional custard based ice cream. Double cream is churned with vanilla extract, lemon juice, eggs, caster sugar and milk.

    Serves: 8 

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 250ml milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 475ml double cream
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr50min 

    1. In medium saucepan over low heat, stir together sugar, milk and eggs. Cook, stirring continuously, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon, 10 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
    2. In a medium bowl, whip cream with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Beat in vanilla and lemon juice and whip until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cooled custard. Chill in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.
    3. Stir chilled mixture and freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.

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