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Vanilla ice cream

by Christina Julia

Vanilla ice cream

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 600ml/1pt double cream
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways pared zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 eggs, beaten, plus 2 egg yolks
  • 175g/6oz caster sugar


  • Put the cream in a heavy saucepan and heat gently, whisking.
  • Add the vanilla pod, lemon zest, eggs and yolks to the pan, and heat
    until the mixture nearly reaches boiling point. Reduce the heat and cook
    for 8–10 minutes, whisking continuously, until thickened.
  • Stir the sugar into the cream mixture, set aside and leave to cool. Once
    cool, strain the mixture through a sieve.
  • Slit open the vanilla pod, scrape out the tiny black seeds and stir into the
    cream. Pour the mixture into a shallow freezing container with a lid, and
    freeze overnight until set

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