Saturday, July 20

Strawberry and Rose Petal Ice Cream

.....Or Summer on a plate

Ireland is enjoying an uncharacteristically hot spell
Temperatures are averaging 24c
and have been that way for a few weeks now
We just don't know ourselves!
I cracked out the ice cream machine 
last week I made a pretty delicious caramel ice cream with almond praline
basically it was a basic custard mix with half a can of carnation* caramel tossed in
then almond brittle broken into pieces and thrown in while churning

This week though I felt like something a little fresher
and considering I had 2 punnets of strawberries that were past their best in the fridge this seemed like the perfect answer
The addition of rose petals gives this a slightly more grown up twist 
You could also throw in some chopped pistachios 
which would taste great but also look incredibly pretty

I added a few mint leaves chopped finely
I always use Apple mint (wooly mint)


500g strawberries
175g sugar, + 2 TBspn
500ml full fat milk
500 ml double cream
TSpn vanilla extract
5 egg yolks
2 TBspn lime juice


Hull the strawberries and chop 
Place in a flat dish (like a lasagna dish) and sprinkle with the 2 TBspn of sugar
Pour the milk and cream into a heavy based saucepan
heat, not to boiling
remove from heat
place egg yolks in a bowl and whisk with sugar until pale
gently pour on the heated cream and milk
whisking while you are pouring
place back in pan on the heat and stir until it begins to thicken
10 mins approx
Mash your strawberries with a fork or potatoe masher
add petals from 1 rose roughly chopped
(make sure you use an unsprayed rose)
add vanilla and add mixture to cream
pour into ice cream maker 
add chopped pistachios or mint if using

I am off to Turkey on a much needed vacation see you in a couple weeks 


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