I don’t know about you, but I have a love-hate relationship with bought ice cream. One look at the label (and I ALWAYS scrutinize it!) is enough to send me reeling with repulsion. Ghastly E numbers, maize and soya derivatives that spell GMO every time, and the sign on the freezer blatantly declares that what you’re buying is not real ice cream. I’m sure you’ve noticed they label it ‘dessert’ instead which means it’s anything but wholesome.
Not to worry though! I have the perfect recipe for you today; we no longer need to bother what all that yukky stuff!
Since my sister thoughtfully shared with me this little gem a couple of years ago, I’ve solved the problem of my ice cream cravings on any hot day! You’ll need a styrofoam container or a stainless steel one (both with cover) for better results. In the picture, you can see I use one of each. The recipe makes enough ice cream as to fill the stainless steel container all the way up and the styrofoam one between halfway to 3/4 depending on the cream I buy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: in Greece, I can get a 500 ml cream called Meggle Patisserie. This one is quite thick and I use all 500ml. It makes infinitely more ice cream than normal. So if in your local store you can find a full fat cream that’s thick in consistency and specialized for sweets, go for it and use the whole thing. I dare say the result will be the same. Otherwise, just buy your run-of-the-mill non-thick cream and use 400 ml as per the recipe.
Anyhoo! Here are all the details and I really hope you’ll go for this amazing recipe. You’re bound to please and impress your family and friends. Trust me on this: this is the best ice cream you’ll ever taste in this life or the next! And it only takes 10 minutes max to make. You won’t believe it!
400 ml full fat cream
1 can condensed milk (397gr)
½ cup evaporated milk
Dash of vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
Extra ingredient choices for different flavors
A 154 gr pack of Oreo biscuits (remove the cream filling and use only the biscuits broken into chunks)
Grated bitter chocolate
2-3 tablespoons of Nutella
Strawbberies cut in pieces
3-4 tablespoons of cocoa powder
Pour the cream in a bowl and use a mixer to thicken. A simple hand mixer suffices.
Pour in the condensed milk, beat some more.
Add the evaporated milk, the vanilla essence and the salt, continue mixing to blend well.
Add the extra ingredient of your choice and mix well with a ladle or spoon.
Pour in a stainless or styrofoam container, cover and place in freezer.
Allow it to freeze for a minimum of 8 hours before serving.Note: should you decide to split your ice cream between two bowls as to make two different flavors, it goes without saying you will use half of the amount of the extra ingredient where specified (e.g. half a pack of Oreo, 2 spoonfuls of cocoa etc)
My favorite flavor is Oreo biscuit (my 11-year-old niece Ioanna’s idea-bless her heart!) but don’t take my word for it; try out a couple of the flavor ideas I’ve mentioned. I’m sure you’ll think up lots more to try too. If you come up with a really yummy flavor, do pop back here to let the rest of us know!
HAVE FUN AND…
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