An early start this morning, my beautiful little cousin had her confirmation today at home in Donegal. With an electric whisk at the ready and plenty of chocolate on standby, I whipped up a few delicious treats for her big day. Given someone the present of homemade treats is a great way to put your personal stamp on a special day. Chocolate biscuit cake, homemade honeycomb ice cream, homemade vanilla ice cream, malteser cheesecakes, fresh fruit pavlova and mum’s sherry trifle is on the menu.
Recipe for no fuss ice cream 🍨🍦
500mls double cream
175g caster sugar
300mls custard (ready made)
1 vanilla pod
-Whisk egg whites in a large bowl with 1/2 the sugar (87.5g) until it has formed stiff peaks( inverted bowl test)
-Whip the double cream with the remaining sugar until stiff
-Split the vanilla pod lengthwise and scrap out the vanilla seeds and place into the cream mixture.
-Whisk in the custard into the cream
-Fold in the egg white mixture
-place the mixture into a steel bowl covered with tin foil or an air tight container with a lid.
-Do not shake mixture just poor in.
-Place in freezer overnight or if you are fortunate to have an ice cream maker place in for 50minutes.
*Perfect on a hot day with a wafer cone (no need for those 99’s)