Saturday, 29 August 2015

Oreo/chocolate ice cream

I don't make ice cream often.  When I do I do not want to be faffing about with putting ice cream machine bowls in the freezer for a minimum of 24 hours before hand.  I am just not that organised most of the time.  So when I do make ice cream it is a version like this or one involving cooked meringue. This one made 3 500ml tubs and starts with a base of

450ml double/whipping cream whipped to firm peaks
1 tin of condensed cream whipped into the whipped cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

This in itself would be lovely just frozen in a container for 6-8 hours or overnight.  But Luke wanted oreo ice cream so we added extras to it

We melted and cooled 250-300g of dark chocolate and let it cool so it wouldn't melt the cream. We did this before we even whipped the cream. 

And chopped half of a pack or Oreo cookies.  We made 3 tubs of ice cream but only one had Oreos in it.

we stirred in the chocolate when it was evenly mixed in and 2 of the tubs were portioned out and labelled Oreos got stirred into the rest and a few reserved for the top.  

So simple yet so effective.  OH and son are very happy and I have bribery in the freezer for days I need brownie points ;o)

Don't like chocolate how about lime and coconut? Stir together 
1 tin condensed milk
1 tin coconut milk
zest and juice of 3 limes

stir together thoroughly place in an airtight container and freeze as above.  

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