Monday, September 30, 2013

Recipe: Easy no-churn vanilla ice cream

Hubby asked if I would like to make him some vanilla ice cream to use in his affogato. Since we do not have an ice cream maker at home, I quickly googled "no-churn vanilla ice cream" and the first recipe that appeared was from the BBC Good Food website.

Only 3 ingredients are required - condensed milk, whipping cream and vanilla extract. According to the website, condensed milk is a magic ingredient when making no-churn ice cream - the end result will be creamy, smooth and not at all icy. After reading the comments, it seems that people have mixed feelings about this ice cream - some love it and others don't. Since it was so easy to make and I had all the ingredients to hand, I decided to give it a try. All ingredients are placed in a large bowl and beaten with an electric whisk until it resembles clotted cream, then put in the freezer to freeze until solid. It will take about 6 hours to harden.

No-churn vanilla ice cream with salted caramel and chocolate flakes

Remove it from the freezer 5-10 minutes before scooping. It has a nice, smooth and creamy texture, as promised. It is quite rich so we try not to have too much in one sitting. Not bad for a no-churn recipe which you can make in under 5 minutes.

Our kids loved it with some chocolate flakes/chips and salted caramel sauce. Also great with fresh tart fruits such as strawberries and blueberries.

No-churn vanilla ice cream
Recipe adapted from BBC Good Food
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Makes 1l

600ml whipping cream
150ml sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Put the condensed milk, cream and vanilla extract into a large bowl. Beat with an electric whisk until thick and quite stiff, a bit like clotted cream. Scrape into a freezer container or a large loaf tin, cover with cling film and freeze until solid. This will take at least 6 hours.

Salted caramel and ice cream.. yum.

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  1. Gahhhhh It looks delicious ! I've seen Martha Stewart's recipe but I guess this one from BBC Good Food's sounds even better :D Another recipe worth stealing lol Maybe I'll make this and add some melted chocolate .....

    Your heartbreaker aka Baby D is getting bigger !

  2. anything recipe require no appliance is yay to me, as i can attempt it at home..this recipe seems like too easy..but i think i need some muscle in order to beat the mixture manually :/

  3. Looks good though. Simple is beautiful is it not?

  4. Yummy. May I have just 1 single scoop?

  5. oh it actually looks really creamy and smooth! how easy it is to make is another plus point there :)

  6. ooo, i'm very curious about this. i don't have an electric whisk so i can't make this, but it looks texturally very appealing :D

  7. Looks really nice and creamy! I don't have an ice cream maker and this sounds like a good recipe to try.

  8. My kids LOVE vanilla ice cream - this is a really easy recipe. I already put away my ice cream bowl, so I have to try this way!

  9. it looks really easy to make and yummy!

  10. wow... no need to churn ar.. even I can make it lor LOL :P


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