Little treats in life..include making your own ice cream!

Have you ever tried the ice creams in the market recently? I just can’t seem to get the creaminess in it. Yes Haagendaz does…but the others off the shelf? Not hitting the spot for me …so here goes with home made ice creams. This one’s adapted from THE GREEDY ITALIANS cookbook. I used to not let the kids have ice cream too often cos one of them is always having a cold! BUT wait a about accommodating their system to it…so I decided to make my own ice cream! Here goes!

Gelato ai lamponi e limone ( RASPBERRY AND LEMON ICE CREAM)


  • 200g raspberries ( I used frozen but found them too tart-try using fresh ones)-expensive though!
  • 100g sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 200ml milk
  • 150ml double cream
  • grated zest of 1 lemon

Place suitable empty plastic container in freezer. Blend half the raspberries until smooth and mix in 15g of sugar. Set aside.

Whisk egg yolks and remaining sugar till creamy and sugar has dissolved. Place cream and milk in a saucepan and heat through gently. Remove from heat and stir into it the egg mixture. Return pan to low heat and cook for about 1 minute, stirring all the time with a wooden spoon until slightly thickened. Remove from heat , fold in the raspberry puree, lemon zest and remaining whole raspberries.

Remove the container from the freezer and pour in the mixture until about 3/4 full (any extra should be placed in a different container) Leave to cool slightly,  then place uncovered in the freezer.  After 30 minutes, remove and stir well, then return to freezer. Leave for another 30 minutes and repeat this procedure a few times until the ice cream is frozen…(guys I seriously think it’s easier to get an ice cream maker to save time!) If you have an ice cream machine, churn the mixture until it thickens, then place in a container and freeze, following the manufacturer’s instructions!

Wallah! There you go..enjoy and do tell me how it turns out!


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