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August 5, 2009

French vanilla icecream with caramel & nuts

I never thought of making the icecreams by my own. During our vacation holidays, amma buys & serve us the icecream with lotz of fruits & nuts. I & my brother will finish that in no time & stand in the Q for the next round.

Since, it had been bit warmer nowdays, I decided to make my favourite vanilla icecream. This is my first attempt & was a great hit.

Ingredients :
  1. 3 large Egg yolks
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. Vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tbsp
  4. Heavy cream - 2 cups
  5. Whole milk - 2 cups
  6. Pinch of salt
  7. Caramel sauce
  8. Any nuts -1/2 cup ( I used almonds)

For serving :

  1. Cherries - 1/2 cup (canned)
  2. Vanilla waffer
  3. Whipped cream

Method :

  • Beat the egg yolks, sugar & vanilla extract till smooth & pale yellow in color. Keep aside.

  • Combine & cook the heavy cream, milk & pinch of salt on a medium heat. Bring it to boil & switch off the flame.

  • Now mix the warm cream mixture into the egg mixture very gradually, whisking continously.

  • Cook the above mixture in the sauepan on the medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until the mixture is thickened. Switch off the flame & chill the mixture in the fridge.

  • Transfer the mixture to the ice cream maker & freeze it according to the manufacturer's directions.

It approx. takes 30 - 45 mins (depending upon the ice cream maker).

Assembling :

  1. Spread the freezed icecream in the box as the first layer.

  2. Spread the caramel sauce & nuts as the second layer.

  3. Repeat the same.

  4. Freeze it in the refrigerator & serve.

Serve them with whipped cream, vanilla waffer & the cheeries.


Archy said...

wow, french vanilla ice cream looks so tempting !! perfect for hot summer !!

Indian Khana said...

Oh boy that looks out of world...cant stop drooling...looks yum

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