Home made raspberry ripple ice cream is easy to make and perfect to eat on a hot summer day. The raspberry sauce adds a lovely subtle flavour.
Recently I have been making raspberry ripple ice cream. It is a classic recipe, soft creamy vanilla ice cream mingles with a raspberry purée creating a taste sensation. It is also a great recipe for using up raspberries if you have a bumper crop. Using fresh raspberries to make the purée makes the ice cream taste so much nicer.
There is nothing nicer than home made ice cream. You know exactly what is in it and it tastes much better than some shop bought ice creams. You can experiment with exotic ingredients and make varieties of ice cream that are not in the shops. Nothing impresses guests more than a bowl of home made ice cream at the end of a meal. It makes it look like you have gone to a lot of trouble.
A good ice cream will start with a custard base made from cream and milk with the addition of sugar and egg yolks. The sugar will help to keep the ice cream smooth and soft. A good balance of cream and milk will help give a nice creamy texture to the ice cream. When the ice cream is frozen the water turns to ice which clumps together in freezing. If the mixture is just put in the freezer it will become rock hard instead of light and creamy. Churning the ice cream adds air to the mixture which makes it light and fluffy. The ideal gadget for making ice cream is an ice cream maker and I have been trying out an ice cream maker from Savisto.
Savisto have a number of different homeware and kitchen products available at affordable prices. Their 1.5 litre ice cream maker is really easy to use and makes delicious ice cream. Before using t he machine the bowl needs to be frozen in the freezer. he prepared ice cream mixture is poured into the bowl and is churned. The large funnel on the ice cream maker is perfect for adding the mixture whilst the machine is in motion. The digital display is clear and easy to read and the machine runs quietly. Once the ice cream has been made the machine is really easy to clean.
An added bonus is that the ice cream machine comes with a recipe book. This contains 133 different ice cream recipes so you will never be short of inspiration. Making home made ice cream does take effort but the Savisto ice cream maker is a big help. I am now keeping the bowl in my freezer ready for when I want to make ice cream again.
Making raspberry ripple ice cream does take some effort but it is worth it. There are two steps, making the custard mixture for the ice cream and making the raspberry purée. These are both left to chill in the fridge overnight before making the ice cream. The raspberry purée is a simple mixture of raspberries and sugar heated in the microwave or on the hob until the raspberries make a juice. The purée is then strained to remove the pips. Rather than waste the pips I added them to a jug of water and stirred. The pips go to the bottom of the jug and you have raspberry flavoured water.
The ice cream mixture is more complex. Heat milk and cream in a pan with a vanilla pod until it simmers. Add egg yolks and sugar to the mixture and then heat until it reaches 85 C stirring all the time. Cool quickly by placing the pan in a sink of cold water and then leave in the fridge overnight. The next day you can pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and churn until it is ready. Finally stir the raspberry purée though the mixture and place in the freezer for a little while. You can then enjoy delicious ice cream.
If you are looking for other ice cream recipes why not try a retro classic, tutti frutti ice cream. This is one of my favourites and it is no longer available in the shops. Raspberry ice cream is also very refreshing and tasty.
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I was sent the Savisto ice cream maker in return for an honest review, my opinions are my own.