For your eating pleasure .... I present you with ... Caramel Ice Cream ...
Okay, so this is a very easy recipe that I learned from Cooking for Blokes and it is super easy to make.
The base of this recipe makes a lovely, rich vanilla ice cream.
If you are lactose intolerant (like me) you need to avoid it. Lots creamy cow-ness!!! I only have a teeny, tiny teaspoon to taste.
So, for caramel flavoring, make the vanilla base of this ice cream and then swirl in your choice of caramel sauce, whether you bought it or made it yourself. For today's ice cream making, I swirled in a caramel sauce that I had in the fridge, which I bought from a market. In future, I expect that I will be making my own caramel sauce.
This is a great recipe for a base ice cream and let's face it, I like it because it's yummy and it's easy to make. On top of that, you can pretty much make it any flavor you want by swirling in your choice of additive - blended strawberries or raspberries for a berry ice cream, chocolate, coconut ... you are only limited by your own imagination.
So for your eating pleasure, here's the recipe:
600mls thickened cream
1 x 395gram tin condensed milk
2 drops vanilla essence
Beat the cream (in a mixer – whisk setting) until thick.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after.
Add condensed milk and vanilla, continue to beat until thickened.
Freeze in a loaf tin for at least 6 hours before serving.
My mixer died while I was making this ice cream for the first time, so I ended up using a hand whisk (electric thank goodness) instead. If you are going to be using a hand whisk, just 'cos not everyone has a mixer, make sure your mixing bowl is quite deep or cover the top half that is away from you with a kitchen tea towel. That thing will splatter and you'll end up with ice cream mixture all over your kitchen.
Update: here's a lovely video of Pete from Cooking for Blokes showing us how to make the ice cream. As you can see, it's super easy.
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