The children, however, took no notice of this. So in a motherly effort, I asked if they wanted to try making ice-cream. It was a unanimous yes. We made use of the 1.4kg of strawberries that we purchased at Costco last week.
The process was relatively simple. What took a long time was the cooling of the custard mixture. It had to be in the fridge for at least several hours for the ice-cream maker to work properly. We started making the ice-cream in the morning and didn't finish it until 6pm! I also substituted thickened cream for double cream and halved the cream mixture as well as reducing the sugar in an attempt to make it healthier. Fortunately it worked! The ice-cream was a hit!
|Hulling the strawberries|
|Heating up the milk and cream|
|Making the custard mixture|
|Lara happy to keep time|
|Elliot doing the stirring|
|The cooled custard mixture|
|Straining the strawberry puree|
|The ice-cream maker churning away|
|Hmmm...a little boy trying to lick the mixture on top of the ice-cream maker|
|The final product....Mmmm|