It’s summer time. No time more perfect to make some delicious ice cream!
I always thought making ice cream was a time-consuming, laborious task. It wasn’t, actually. All you need to do is boil milk and sugar, along with corn flour after some point.
Making ice cream was a lot easier than taking a picture of it. It was melting before I even took the camera out and that’s when it really strikes to you….it’s summer, baby!
Recipe adapted from : My Diverse Kitchen
Makes : 1 litre
- 1 litre milk (3% would do)
- 1 cup sugar
- 4-5 tbsp corn starch (I used corn flour)
- 100 gms fresh cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips/ puréed fruits/ crushed cream biscuits (optional, for flavour)
- Keep aside half cup of milk. In a thick bottomed pan, pour the rest of the milk and add sugar to it.
- Heat it, stirring in between to dissolve the sugar. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes in low heat.
- To the reserved milk, add 4 tbsp corn flour. Mix until no lumps remain and add it to the simmering milk.
- Stir continuously to avoid lumps. Cook it for some more time until the milk thickens and starts to coat the back of the spoon. I had to use a little less than a tablespoon of corn flour more (mixed with a little cold milk) to reach this stage.
- Take off the heat and let it cool. Stir in between, else you might have a ‘skin layer’ on top.
- Once it’s cool, stir in the fresh cream, vanilla essence and whisk until its incorporated well. I used a hand mixer for this. If you are using puréed fruit, you can mix it in now.
- Transfer this to a flat container with lid and freeze it until set. Take out and using a hand mixer or a mixie beat the ice cream mix. Freeze it again until its set. Repeat the beating (you can use hand mixer, mixie, blender or even a fork) 3-4 times. This will ensure a creamy ice cream with no ice crystals.
- After the last mixing using the hand mixer, you can add the crushed cookies, chocolate chips and mix using a spoon. Freeze till set. I made this at around 3PM, kept mixing it once every 2 hours and then let it freeze overnight.
- Scoop out in the morning and serve :-).