Thursday, 4 June 2015

Strawberry Swirl Ice-Cream

It is summer season, which means it is ice cream season! I had a few strawberries in my freezer that I whipped up into this delicious, creamy, refreshing strawberry ice cream. 




For the strawberry compote:

Ingredients:
  1. 250 g strawberries
  2. 4 tbsp granulated sugar 
  3. Juice of 1 lemon

Method:
  1. Core and half your strawberries. 
  2. Add them in a saucepan with the sugar and lemon juice. 
  3. Stir continuously and cook over medium heat. 
  4. The syrup should have thickened and you should still be left with some strawberry chunks.


For the ice-cream:

Ingredients:
  1. 1 litre full cream milk
  2. 200 ml whipping cream
  3. 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  4. 1 tbsp cornflour + 1 tbsp milk 
  5. 75 g sugar (add more if needed, my whipping cream is pre-sweetened)

Method:
  1. In a saucepan, add the milk and sugar and boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. 
  2. Once the milk has reduced to half, mix together the cornflour and 1 tbsp milk  and add to the saucepan. 
  3. Stir continuously, making sure there are no lumps.
  4. The mixture should thicken to the consistency of custard. 
  5. Take it off the heat and leave aside to cool.
  6. In a mixing bowl, whip you cream and add the vanilla extract. 
  7. Slowly add the milk mixture to the cream, one spoon at a time, folding after each addition. It should have a very creamy consistency.
  8. Add the strawberry compote to this mixture and swirl around with a knife. 
  9. Pour in an air-tight container and freeze over night.