Vanilla Ice Cream

By Anna Lina
March 30, 2014
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Author Notes: The beauty of this ice cream is that it doesn't require a machine- whipping all ingredients individually means the texture remains soft and light. The recipe can also be used as a base for other flavours, so do experiment! It's adapted from Jamie Oliver's semifreddo (Jamie Magazine, Issue 3) Anna Lina

Serves: 8

  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • 500 milliliters double cream
  • 1 vanilla pod
  1. Whisk sugar and egg yolks in the largest bowl until pale, creamy and doubled in size.
  2. In a second bowl, whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.
  3. In a third bowl, whip the cream and vanilla beans until soft peaks form.
  4. Gently fold the cream then then egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.
  5. Freeze for at least 4 hours, stirring once every hour.

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