Orange and cinnamon ice-cream

    7 hours 30 min

    I am rebelling against British summertime and I encourage you to take a stand too. All you need to do is whip up this delicious orange and cinnamon ice-cream and put the heating on. If that doesn’t make it feel like summer, nothing will. Makes approximately 2 litres.


    Kent, England, UK
    2 people made this

    Serves: 15 

    • 6 egg yolks
    • 900ml double cream
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 600ml whole milk
    • juice and zest of 2 oranges
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:7hr freezing  ›  Ready in:7hr30min 

    1. Beat the egg yolks together until fluffy. In a separate bowl, whip the cream and sugar together in a separate bowl. An electric hand whisk is useful for this. Continue whipping the cream until it thickens but still remains a very thick liquid. It shouldn’t be turning into spreadable cream. Add the orange juice, zest and cinnamon to the cream.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the milk up until boiled in a saucepan over a medium heat then transfer into a bowl over a bain marie. Add two tablespoons of boiled milk to the beaten egg yolks and mix well. Then add the egg yolks to the rest of the milk over the bain marie whisking them in well. Keep the mixture over the bain marie, stirring as it heats up until it becomes a thick custard.
    3. Remove mixture from the heat and transfer to a clean bowl. Add the whipped cream to the mixture and whisk well. Transfer to a lidded container and place in freezer.
    4. Check on the mixture every 1 to 2 hours throughout the day, scraping down the sides and lightly whipping the mixture through as the ice cream begins to set. The ice-cream will need to freeze overnight so it is a good idea to prepare the ice-cream in the morning to allow you time to carry out the scraping/whisking over the first few hours before leaving it to settle overnight. Serve when frozen through, you may need to leave it out a short while to allow it to become scoopable!

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