Sweet February - Week 2 - Home-made Vanilla Ice cream

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)

Method

  • 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.

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