Making your own Ice Cream
James Day, Head Chef at the award-winning Belle Freehouse in Bassingbourn shares his ice cream recipe.
The ingredients you will need:
300ml full fat milk
1 vanilla pod, split lengthways (vanilla paste will work just as well)
3 medium egg yolks
75g golden caster sugar
300ml double cream
Firstly, you will need to boil your milk, cream and vanilla. In the meantime whip your egg yolk and sugar until it reaches ribbon stage. Once the cream and milk mixture has boiled and cooled, slowly pour it into your egg and sugar, stirring until it is fully incorporated.
Add your mixture to your ice cream machine and churn until set.
Using this vanilla recipe as a base recipe will work well. When adding other ingredients such as strawberry purée be sure not to add too much so you keep a balance of flavours.
The Belle Freehouse and Restaurant
North End, Bassingbourn, SG8 5NZ