It's Sweet February and love is in the air. This month I will be celebrating love with my Sweet February Series which will be showcasing mouth-watering sweet treats that will get your hearts racing and stomach fluttering! Some of the ingredients in my delicacies are thought or known to be natural aphrodisiacs! Today I am sharing my recipe for home-made vanilla ice cream. Vanilla is a wonderful accompaniment to a wide variety of dessers, but one of my favorites is when it is served with Torta Caprese (Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake). I shared that recipe last week so have fun paring these two delicious desserts. Enjoy!
Home-made Vanilla Ice Cream
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Freezing time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4)
1 cup heavy cream
¾ cup condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ground
Topping – Fresh berries (optional)
1 cup mixed fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blue berries)
Mix the cream, condensed milk, vanilla extract and nutmeg in a bowl until smooth; you can do this manually using a spoon or use a hand whisk for 1 minute.
Pour the ice cream into individual soufflé dishes or ice cream cups.
Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours before serving.
Serving suggestions: Serve the ice cream topped with the fresh berries or if you are feeling particularly rebellious with Torta Caprese (see last week's post)
Tip: If you are watching your waistline, you can use light cream instead of heavy cream, which will result in only a slight reduction in creaminess.