all in the name of research

OK so the David Lebovitz icecream was very good, but a little fiddly. 

Having a dedicated tendency to err on the simpler side of things, I remembered a friend talking about icecream made with condensed milk. Mmmmm, condensed milk. Another good reason to have it in your pantry, right!

So I tried this: 


1 x 400g tin condensed milk

1 x 600ml pot of thickened cream

1 x tsp vanilla extract


And oh my goodness, here it is:

Apart from being dead easy to make, it's so creamy and delicious, and you know exactly what's in it. No hidden "natural" colour 160b (careful one that little one.)

I poured the three ingredients into a big bowl and used a hand beater to whizz up well first. Then put in into an icecream maker and pulled it out after three hours or so and beat it again. You really don't need an icecream maker for this – but you do need to re-beat it once it's partially set to get that whipped up icecream texture. Handbeaters will do the job or a wooden spoon and some good elbow grease. Think about those burning calories. Or not. 

Store it in the freezer (obviously) – mine's just in a plastic container with a lid on it. You don't need anything fancy. And damn it tastes fancy. You'll LOVE this. 


9 Comments on “all in the name of research

green ink
May 25, 2010 at 12:27 am

It’s definitely icecream weather here. The yoghurt maple mixture is still draining in the fridge – 1 day to go – so this might be the fill in 😀


May 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm

yuuuuuuum… so tell me, what kind of ice cream maker do you have?

Being Me
May 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Ohmygodthatlooksamazing…… there goes the promise I made to myself to be good.

Found you via Blog This. And my eyes are feasting on the categories alone! May have to make myself comfy and stay a while (or keep checking back) 😉

May 26, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Girl you are a treasure trove of great recipes! I’m so totally making this!

International Woman of Mystery
May 26, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Okay, I have to admit that I don’t really love icecream. I know, very odd. So I tried this with Greek yoghurt instead of the cream (also avoiding any cream confusion as referred to previously). And OH MY GOODNESS it is heaven in a bowl. Heaven! So thank you, o’ great chefaroonie. xo

May 27, 2010 at 5:57 pm

you don’t love icecream? HUH? plus you run marathons for fun. Obviously you’re adopted.

May 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Nope, not really. Or chocolate. But give me a deliciously tart lemon sorbet any day and I’ll eat the lot! And you know I’d sell my firstborn for a jar of nutella. And bless your cotton socks, but it was ONE marathon. And it wasn’t actually that much fun! Definitely more fun to talk it up now that it’s done.

May 31, 2010 at 10:28 am

Looks pretty darn good, and you really can’t beat home made vanilla ice-cream at the best of times.

June 6, 2010 at 7:50 pm

I am definately going to try this! I have coeliacs and all the icecreams at the supermarket have gluten in them.. along with 500 ingredients I can’t name and dont really want my children to have….


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