I scream, You scream, We all scream for Ice-cream!
Fabuliciouzly smooth & bursting with festive flavour, this icy cold treat is a hit with my fam-bam.
I simply adore making my very own homemade ice-cream over the warmer months. There’s just something so satisfying about tucking into a refreshing treat that I’ve created myself.
For this wee Christmas favourite, start by pouring 1 cup of thickened cream into a saucepan & adding 3/4 cup of raw sugar along with a good pinch of sea salt flakes. Pop it over a medium heat & stir until all the sugar is dissolved.
Turn the heat off then add in another cup of thickened cream, 1 cup of milk (I only ever have full cream milk in my home!) & a teaspoon of vanilla paste. Combine that lot really well so that all those luscious wee black vanilla seeds spread throughout the entire mix.
By now, the mixture should be cool so bung it in your ice-cream machine churn for whatever time your manufacturer recommends (mine takes 30 minutes).
Meanwhile, get your flavouring ready. I take a 400g jar of apple sauce & spike it with 2-3 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar. Just stir it through the apple sauce in the jar & adjust the amount of cinnamon sugar to your taste. It does pay to try it as apple sauce does change throughout the year given different apple varieties available.
I add the pimped up cinnamon apple sauce into my ice-cream churn with 10 minutes still on the clock so that the flavour really gets well dispersed.
When the time is up, the ice-cream is at soft serve stage so if that’s what floats your boat, by all means, dig in, however my fam-bam like it poured into a container, whacked in the freezer until firm & then dished up in fabuliciouz balls of awesomeness.