- Serves 4
- 4 hours
- Difficulty Easy
- 6 Ingredients
My Nanna used to make this ice-cream in Summer, before anyone had ice-cream machines in their homes. It's been a family favourite for years. It's really easy to make, and makes a refreshing end to a meal.
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 3 Granny Smith Apples (cored and grated, with skin on)
- 250 ml Cream
- 1 cup Milk
- 4 Egg Yolks
- 125 gm Caster Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
- Place the cream and milk in a saucepan, heat until just below boiling point. In a mixing bowl, beat together the egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale. Whisk 2 tablespoons of the hot cream and milk into the egg mixture. Slowly add the rest of the cream and milk, whisking as you go.
- Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring for 8 minutes or until the mixture coats the back of the spoon. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate until cool.
- Place the lemon juice in a bowl and combine with the apple. Add the cooled cream mixture, ensuring it is well combined. Pour into an ice-cream maker, and make according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Alternatively, pour mixture into a metal bowl and place in the freezer for 2 hours or until set around the edges, but soft in the middle. Beat with an electric mixer and return to the freezer until firm.
I sometimes add a finely diced Kiwi fruit to the mixture, and a few finely chopped walnuts or pistachios. Creamy but with a subtle bite, it's delicious served with fresh fruit.