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have just discovered the delights of an ice cream maker! What are your best recipes?

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foxinsocks Wed 12-Aug-09 20:03:09

have just made french vanilla out of the Ben and Jerry's book

am planning to do coffee tomorrow (thank goodness I got one where you have to freeze the bowl or I'd be a stone heavier by the end of this month!)

and do you always use whipping/double cream or can you use lower fat cream?

foxinsocks Wed 12-Aug-09 20:13:13

lol at me being the only ice cream piggie grin

titferbrains Wed 12-Aug-09 20:38:20

Delia's coconut ice cream was excellent. Check for sugar tho, I found it quite sweet. I served it with little tartlets filled with Nigella's passionfruit curd. god it was good.

foxinsocks Wed 12-Aug-09 20:46:15

oooh coconut ice cream

do you use full fat whipping cream?

titferbrains Wed 12-Aug-09 20:47:24

Nigella's bitter orange icecream is super easy and tasty. Seville orange ice cream I think it's called.

also did you know you can just use a creamy smoothie and pour that straight in?

When I was little we used to make banana meringue ice cream with leftover meringues from Richard Carrier's books.

I had damson ice cream at Cafe Anglais and it was mind blowing.

macherie Wed 12-Aug-09 20:47:47

This passionfruit sorbet is delicious. And passionfruits are on special offer in M&S at the moment, which is another good reason to try it. Recipe uses the pulp of 6 passionfruits, so two packs.

foxinsocks Wed 12-Aug-09 21:09:04

yum, that does delicious and have an M&S v close to me!

I love sorbet, had completely forgotten I could make those too.

I have loads of plums that we picked at the PYO (and weirdly, we have discovered a plum tree in the passage behind the house) so I might try plum ice cream and plum sorbet too.

I love passionfruits, haven't had them for years!

macherie Wed 12-Aug-09 22:21:33

Fox, we loved it so much I made it two sundays in a row, even the smell of the passionfruit is so lovely.

I don't suppose the season lasts too long, so make hay while the sun shines and all that!

In a fit of hormones a few weeks ago I bought a tub of Haagan Daz Strawberry Cheescake and ate it all myself blush - it was indescribably delicious, I have had to use all my will-power not to succumb again.

I think it would be easy to recreate with a vanilla base, strawberry puree/coulis thingy and broken up digestives. i am salivating at the thought of it!

giantkatestacks Wed 12-Aug-09 22:27:03

This time of year - blackberry no question...

And its free...

Its 500ml of whipping cream, the juice of a lemon, 450g blackberries and 150g of caster sugar...

You whizz up the blackberries and sugar, then add the lemon and cream and fridge for an hour then churn it in the icecream maker.

Its from the Caroline Liddell icecream book in which every recipe is a winner - the best being the strawberry and balsamic vinegar...

GrimmaTheNome Wed 12-Aug-09 22:32:31

I usually do a frozen yogurt with something like bananas and/or strawbs so DH doesn't look disapproving (he frowns hypocritically at fattening desserts)

shigella92 Thu 13-Aug-09 13:52:15

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foxinsocks Thu 13-Aug-09 19:32:16

ooh thank you for all of these!

I am going to M&S on the weekend so will get the passionfruits then (I also love the smell).

Have promised the kids that I would help them do coffee ice cream tonight (think dh must have bribed them to choose this as the next flavour!).

LoveBeingAMummy Fri 14-Aug-09 15:39:16

The best home made ice-cream I ahve tasted was my brothers from the ben and jerrys reciepe book.

Also you have to make this mojito sorbet I found, took it to a dinner party last week and have already had a request for it at the one i'm honesting next month.

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