Just about everyone loves ice cream, but what lots of folks do not understand is that it is extremely simple to make. You do not need any fancy equipment to enjoy delicious homemade ice cream. In actuality, you do not even require that much time, since the recipe I am about to share will require less than 15 minutes!
At the end, you will have a rich, velvety and indulgent vanilla ice cream; the ideal thing to enjoy with a piece of apple pie, or to impress your friends with at the end of a dinner party.
So as to generate ice cream, you generally have to use a system. If you do not keep the mix 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 Fast
The key to easy ice cream is just to stick to a traditional custard recipe that needs no stirring. To do that, we just have to use heavy cream in the mix, and no milk. This way, we could simply throw the mixture from the freezer to set.
For this recipe you will 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 set 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.
Put the pan over a medium heat, and sir the mix while it warms up. When it reaches the boil, then turn down the heat and whisk together the egg yolk 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 then transfer the mixture into a freezer proof bowl.
Finally, all you will need to do is throw the mixture to the freezer for two to three hours, and we are done! Delicious homemade vanilla ice cream, with just 15 minutes preparation!