Post by Rosalind Mitchell
Does anyrat have an ice cream maker? If so, what model. Is it worth it?
I love ice cream and am seriously tempted.
I do. It’s a Magimix and it’s fine, but the only disadvantage to me is that
it doesn’t make very much at a time, and you have to keep the container
part in the freezer. However, I make a LOT of ice cream with very fresh
eggs from my own hens, not in the ice cream maker but using my Kenwood Chef
I experiment quite a bit but at the moment I make coffee, peach, pistachio,
apricot and vanilla. It doesn’t need repeated whisking. You have to be okay
with raw eggs, which is why I make it with my own eggs.
My basic recipe just in case (very old so imperial measures)
4 oz icing sugar
Half a pint (well, 300 ml) double cream
Whatever you are flavouring it with.
Separate the eggs. Whisk the whites until they are solid on the whisk.
Whisk in the icing sugar slowly. Beat the egg yolks in a small bowl with
(say) 4 tablespoons Camp, or about 4 oz peach purée (or whatever!), just
lightly with a fork. Whisk that into the meringue mix. Whisk the cream in a
separate bowl till thick but not clotted. Whisk that into your egg white
mixture. Bung it into a suitable container and freeze.
You can of course make half this quantity. I doubled it up a long time
If you are careful what you use to flavour, it makes a scoopable ice cream.
I have used tinned fruit but that is much harder because of the water
content. I buy Monin peach purée by the way, and a genuine Italian
Sally in Shropshire, UK