Recipe Tip: Basic Ice Cream Recipe
Top Recipe by Falstaff Editorial Team. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. This basic ice cream recipe requires only a whisk and a couple of saucepans to make and you can easily customise it to your own taste.
- 250 mlwhipping cream
- 250 mlmilk
- 90 gsugar
- 4egg yolks
Step 1Put the cream and milk in a saucepan over medium heat, bring just to the boil then take off the heat and leave to cool.
Step 2Half-fill a separate saucepan with water and bring to a simmer.
Step 3Prepare a cold-water bath: put cold water and a few ice cubes in a large bowl.
Step 4Whisk the sugar and egg yolks in a heatproof bowl to combine, add the cooled whipped cream and milk mixture and mix well.
Step 5Place the bowl and its contents on top of the saucepan of simmering water. The bottom of the bowl must not touch the water. Use a whisk to stir the mixture constantly for about 10 minutes until thickened and smooth.
Step 6Place the base of the bowl with the finished ice cream mixture in the cold-water bath to cool. Stir for about 8 minutes and then chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. The mixture is now ready to use or freeze as desired.
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