Monday 8 September 2014

Häagen Dazs: Cocktails, Canapes and a Home-Made Ice Cream Recipe

When I was invited down to the latest Häagen Dazs event, of course I jumped at the chance. As if the ice cream wasn't enough, MasterChef Winner Natalie Coleman was on hand to demonstrate how to make a delicious ice cream at home for those times we don't have a tub of the good stuff stashed in our freezer. 

Cocktails and delicious canapés were aplenty and I got to spend the evening chatting with the lovely Kimberley! But there's one thing that you definitely need to know, how to make the amazing Ice Cream that we were taught to make. But if you're not really an ice cream kinda girl, you don't have to freeze the mixture but you can use it as custard instead, yum!

Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe


600ml Double Cream 
200ml Whole Milk
2 Vanilla Pods
6 Egg Yolks
150g vanilla infused caster Sugar


  1. Pour the double cream, milk into a large saucepan.
  2. Split the vanilla pods lengthways and scrap the seeds out using the back of your knife and add and to the pan with the milk/cream and the scraped pods.
  3. On a medium heat and heat until nearly boiling point then turn off the heat and allow to infuse for a minimum of 30mins. The longer you leave the more the vanilla infuses.
  4. When infused, reheat to a simmer.
  5. In a mixing bowl whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  6. Slowly whisk the mixture infused cream into the bowl with the eggs and sugar. You must keep whisking otherwise you may end up with scramble eggs.
  7. Pour back into the saucepan and cook until it reaches 80c then remove from the heat. You must constantly stir otherwise it will split or scramble. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve so it catches the pods/seeds into a new saucepan. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve so it catches the pods/seeds into a new saucepan.
  8. Allow to cool to room temp.
  9. Once cooled add to your ice cream maker and churn for 35-40 mins until it reaches ice cream constiency. Serve straight away. 

I haven't given the recipe a go yet, but I can assure you I definitely will! It tasted delicious warm and I'm sure i'd keep mine to serve as a custard. Delicious!

Lorna x


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  1. everything here looks delicious!

  2. Love the idea of keeping it as flavoured custard, but the icecream sounds amazing. What a fun event :)


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