Custard ice cream with apricots

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    2 hours 30 min

    This is a very rich and creamy Indian-style ice cream made with custard powder, milk, fresh cream and dried apricots. You don't need an ice cream maker to make it!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 175g dried apricots, soaked in water for 4 to 6 hours
    • 375ml milk, divided
    • 75g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon custard powder
    • 125ml double cream

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:2hr freezing  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. Bring the apricots and the water they were soaked in to the boil; drain, cool and chop finely.
    2. Dissolve the custard powder in 125ml cold milk and set aside. Mix remaining 250ml milk and sugar together in a saucepan; bring to a boil over low heat. Add the custard powder mixture; stir and cook for 3 or 4 minutes until the custard is thick.
    3. Pass the mixture through a sieve if it looks lumpy. Cool completely; add the cream and apricots and mix well. Pour into a shallow container, cover and freeze till almost set.
    4. Divide it into 2 batches and churn each batch separately in a blender till the ice crystals break down. Transfer to a shallow container. Cover and freeze till firm.

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