Recipe Tip: Basic Ice Cream Recipe

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.



    1. Step 1

      Put the cream and milk in a saucepan over medium heat, bring just to the boil then take off the heat and leave to cool.
    2. Step 2

      Half-fill a separate saucepan with water and bring to a simmer.
    3. Step 3

      Prepare a cold-water bath: put cold water and a few ice cubes in a large bowl.
    4. Step 4

      Whisk the sugar and egg yolks in a heatproof bowl to combine, add the cooled whipped cream and milk mixture and mix well.
    5. Step 5

      Place 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.
    6. Step 6

      Place 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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