Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Vanilla Ice cream with step by step pictures

Finally the much awaited summer is near our doorsteps, we have been blessed with warm weather with descent average of 18- 20 temperatures during the days. Summer clothes, flip flops, sunglasses and sun hats are out and so are the people!

I have been gifted an ice cream maker by my hubsters good friend recently and I was waiting for the weather to get warmer to make ice creams. Ice cream maker makes the whole process much easier and I love it. I decided to go for a simple vanilla flavour for the first time.  This is a rich ice cream and it is custard based and calls for egg yolks. I saved all the left over egg whites from the eggs and it was put into good use by making egg white omelette which I liked better than usual egg omelette. I will share that recipe soon but till then enjoy the creamy and delicious vanilla ice cream!!

Recipe source- here
Milk – 1 ½ cup
Double cream – 1 ½ cup
Sugar – ¾ cup
Vanilla bean – 1(split lengthwise)
Egg yolks – 6
Salt – pinch
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

  •  Place the ice cream maker in the freezer 24 hours before you make the ice cream  
  • Place sugar, milk,salt  and cream in saucepan and heat it on a low flame until sugar is dissolved.                                                                                                        
  • Scrape the seeds from vanilla bean and add it to the milk mixture and turn off the flame. Let the flavour of the vanilla seep into the mixture for 30 minutes.                          
  • Whisk 6 egg yolks in a bowl and gradually add the milk mixture to it stirring continuously.                                                                                                     

  • Place everything back into the bowl and heat it on a low flame stirring continuously with a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula until it custard thickens and coats the back of the spoon, might take up to 15 minutes.                                 

  • Sieve the custard if necessary and stir in vanilla extract. Cover and transfer the mixture into refrigerator and chill for 8 hours or overnight.                                         

  • Transfer everything into frozen ice cream maker and churn for 20-30 minutes until you get the desired consistency.

  • Transfer it into a freezer safe container and freeze for few hours. Before serving take it out of the refrigerator 10-15 minutes before and scoop out the delicious ice cream and enjoy!


Priya Suresh said...

Very rich looking icecream, i can have few scoops even at midnite.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Yum yum creamy ice cream.

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so creamy and tempting

Nupur Mehra said...

I lovveee the first picture Vinee.. though I dont like Ice creams, and have not eaten for years now, but still have this fascination for an Ice cream maker. I might as well buy it some day :P

Rafeeda AR said...

the first picture is really good dear... the icecream looks so creamy...

Priya Ranjit said...

wow delicious ice cream Vinee, looks superb

Shibi Thomas said...

I have to take out my ice cream maker as the weather is getting better. Vanilla icecream is the best start. Trust me you will go crazy with ice creams once you have the ice cream maker. That's what happened to me last year :)

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

Kothipikalle...I just scraped of the last bit of icecream left in the freezer... now I have to either wait for the next grocery shopping or make it asap... ur icecream looks so inviting

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Yumm, looks like you are at next door ice-cream shop. Delicious looking vanilla ice cream :)

Julie said...

yummy delicious ice cream.. congrats on d new ice cream maker :)

Rekha Vengalil said...

I was gifted with one too :) I can't wait to try on more recipes. Makes life much earlier one. Lovely pics Vinee !

Kitchen Boffin said...

sooo tempting in this hot weather.. ur pics are getting better day by day.. can't help gawking at them :)