Almost everyone loves ice cream, but what lots of people don’t understand is that it is extremely simple to make. You don’t need any fancy equipment to enjoy delicious homemade ice cream. In fact, you do not even need that much time, since the recipe I am about to share will require less than 15 minutes!
At the end, you’ll have a rich, velvety and indulgent vanilla ice cream; the perfect thing to enjoy with a slice of apple pie, or to impress your friends with at the end of a dinner party.
So as to make ice cream, you generally have to use a system. If you do not keep the mixture moving while it freezes, ice crystals form inside and give the ice cream a gritty texture when you consume it. You’ve probably experienced this feel when you have re-frozen a carton of ice cream which has thawed; it is about a million miles away from the smooth feel it should have.
The Secret That Makes This Easy and Quick
The secret to easy ice cream is just to follow a traditional custard recipe that requires no stirring. To do that, we simply have to use heavy cream in the mix, and no milk. This way, we could simply throw the mixture from the freezer to set. That means no more stirring, and no more fuss!
For this recipe you’ll want only 4 ingredients: 2 cups of heavy cream, 1.75ounce of granulated sugar, 2 egg yolks, and 1 vanilla pod.
You will want to put the seeds to a side on a plate, as we will need them later.
Then take the pods and toss them in a pan, along with the sugar and cream.
Place the pan over a medium heat, and sir the mix while it heats up. Once it reaches the boil, then turn down the heat and whisk together the egg yolks in a bowl.
Gently pour the mixture into to the bowl with the egg yolks, whilst whisking them together. Fish out the vanilla pods, and transfer the mixture to a freezer proof bowl.
Finally, all you need to do is throw the mixture into the freezer for 2 to 3 hours, and we’re done! Delicious homemade vanilla ice cream, with only 15 minutes preparation!