Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Inventing Ice-cream

Samuel came up with a new flavour for ice-cream a few days ago. I thought it a good idea since one of the flavours is a favourite with Jeff and the other is a favourite with the kids. Unfortunately neither appeal particularly to me. I made some the next day and the kids and Jeff pronounced it "Delicious!"

 And the flavour is... marshmallow custard!
2 tbsp Nurse's custard powder
2 tbsp full cream milk
(store bought) vanilla ice-cream
white marshmallows

Mix custard powder with milk in a saucepan over low heat until completely dissolved and beginning to thicken. Place scoops of ice-cream into a plastic container and pour custard mixture over the icecream. Mix thoroughly (the ice-cream will melt). Add marshmallows and stir briefly. Place in freezer for a few hours to freeze then serve and enjoy.

This recipe might be improved by using an electric mixer to whisk the ingredients a bit to make the ice-cream lighter and fluffier. And it might be possible to make this completely from scratch using some recipe for homemade ice-cream as well. I am not a Cooking Type Person, so I don't know. I just know that my kids were happy. And that made me happy.