One of my mother’s day presents this year from Wal and the sprogs was an ice cream machine. It is compact Cuisinart and a gorgeous deep blue (I love the way appliances come in all manner of colours nowadays). It has a 1.5L capacity, which is actually completely adequate, despite my initial greedy misgivings. I keep the bowl in the freezer when not in use so that it is available at short notice.
I am not sure whether this gift was bought with me or themselves in mind, but I know they were all totally thrilled to give it to me and they have enthusiastically encouraged me in its use! I won’t talk about how many batches of ice cream it has already made in the short time I have had it…
- 600 ml full cream milk
- 400 ml thickened cream
- 4 cinnamon sticks, broken
- 4 egg yolks
- 2/3 c caster sugar
In saucepan bring milk, cream and cinnamon sticks to the boil and remove from heat.
Whisk egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually whisk milk mixture into the eggs. Return to heat and simmer gently until thickened enough to coat a wooden spoon.
Blend in ice cream machine according to manufacturers instructions.