Try this in Summer :: homemade icecream!


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Summer + icecream go hand in hand, don’t they?

As beautifully as salted butter on hot toast, and basil with mozzarella and tomatoes, and chocolate with strawberries, and can you tell I’m writing this whilst anxiously waiting for dinner to be ready?

We’ve had an icecream maker lingering in the loft for, oh, pretty much the whole time we’ve lived here. It has made several trips down from the loft, mind you. Over the past few years I’ve brought it down and put it in the front bedroom on several occasions, firm in the decision that I’d finally get round to making icecream during the upcoming weekend. Then it’d get tucked into the corner of the room to gather dust for a little while, then moved out of sight into the front bedroom wardrobe, before finally being lugged back up into the loft. But no more! I finally, finally took that underworked icecream machine on its maiden voyage, and you know what? The results were pretty fantastic!

The process is a slow one, but pleasingly so. ‘All good things…’, and all that? Strawberries were macerated with sugar, then blended to a sweet puree. Cream heated with milk and vanilla, poured over egg yolks and sugar, before being warmed through and stirred constantly until a thick, sweet custard formed. Then, after combining the two (custard with strawberry puree), came the churning.

It did take a while (tasting every three minutes or so is imperative, don’t you know?) but after 15 minutes or so of whirring away, the bowl was left full of the creamiest, most satisfyingly fresh strawberry icecream I’ve ever tasted.

Cancel all my weekend plans this summer- I’ll be busy in the kitchen.

p.s. The recipe I used is Nigella’s, amended only by adding a sieving of the custard after it’d finished cooking (to ensure smoothness), and by reserving a quarter of the chopped strawberries to add to the icecream once it was churned.

{Past seasonal ‘To Dos’}
Try this :: gallery hopping.
Try this :: practise a skill.
Try this :: festive baking.
Try this :: get lost in the countryside.
Try this :: have a hot chocolate picnic.

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  • ninegrandstudent

    I’d love an ice-cream maker, definitely one for the eventual wedding list! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • Lauren S

    I’d love to make my own ice-cream, I’ve seen so many yummy vegan ones that I want to try!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • Ruth Writes

    I love this recipe, I don’t have an ice-cream maker but I’m defo gonna give this a go the old-fashioned way.

    Ruth Writes x

  • Denton & Lou

    I’ve never tried ice cream but I should, it’s always hot here in Australia! Looks like it turned out a treat!

    Megan ||

  • Anna

    I so need an ice cream maker!! yumyy

  • Rosie W

    I absolutely love my ice cream maker. It’s good for froyo too :)

    • Rosie

      That’s my next mission- froyo! x

  • Cerys {mascara & mud}

    That does look good. I made some peanut butter ice cream the other week. I went for the “healthy” option of making it using bananas…and then threw in a load of chocolate…?!

    • Rosie

      A bit of naughtiness doesn’t detract from the healthiness though…it’s all a balance! ;)

  • Carina Maree

    I have an ice cream maker too and don’t use it as much as I should, considering the end result is always so delicious! I could probably get away with whipping up some ice cream now…as the previous poster mentioned, it’s always hot here in Australia even though it’s now winter (the past week has been in the mid twenties haha)

    xx Carina

    • Rosie

      Oh I’m so envious of your ‘winter’! I’ve been so chilly all this week- wore tights in London yesterday! x

  • emily couture

    I definitely need an ice maker! :)

    emily xx

  • Jessie Lewis

    Ahh that looks so yummy! I want to try make some : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    Looks so yum! x

  • Ala

    My mum bought an ice cream maker a few years back and I agree the results are brilliant, black current and lime ice cream? Oh yeah! This looks fab x

    • Rosie

      That flavour combo sounds DIVINE!


    That’s a great idea to make fresh ice cream in summer. Your outfit is perfect for the photo with ice cream. Is that the new glass you bought in your last vlog?

    • Rosie

      Thanks so much! :) It is, I bought two! Very tempted to buy more colours now…

      I’ve been meaning to say, thank you so much for always leaving such lovely comments on my posts. I always notice and appreciate them! <3 x

  • Rachel

    I really want an ice-cream maker! It seems like it would be a really fun and useful thing in the kitchen. And of course it is perfect for summer! Love the summery photos!

    The Runaway Journal

  • rosie alittlelusciousness

    Mmm I’m obsessed with making semifreddos at the moment – rhubarb, strawberry, salted caramel, cherry, whatever I can get my hands on to add into it, so good!

    • Rosie

      Oh that sounds amazing! I’ve never tried making semifreddo, I must! x

  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Yum! I think you’d be interested in Oak&Oat’s ice cream series :D She’s been posting many recipes lately! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Abigail

    Mmmm looks delicious! My tiny cabin kitchenette definitely doesn’t hold enough space for an ice cream maker though – I’ll settle for trips out to get the cone variety!

  • Emily

    This sounds so good! And so much more healthy than normal ice cream!

  • Yasmin Florence

    Looks so refreshing,I must try it!also where is your dress and nail polish from?xx

    • Rosie

      It really is! My dress is from Boden (last summer’s collection) and my nail varnish is from Model’s Own. I think the exact shade’s been discontinued, which is such a shame as it’s one of my favourites! x

  • Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    Yum, I love homemade ice-cream, and strawberry flavour is perfect for summer! Nigella recipes are always so good.

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