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Rescue Ice Cream

Serves 6

I always make ice cream when I have leftover yolks from desserts that use only the whites. Alternatively, make this and pop the egg whites in a ziplock bag to freeze for an emergency pavlova. This is also a fantastic way to use up slightly worn-out fruit from a leftover barbecue or party fruit platter. All you need to muster up is 1 cup of fruit puree. If you don't have an ice cream machine, line a loaf tin with baking paper and make a semifreddo instead. Just freeze in the tin and turn it out to slice.

Author: Poh Ling Yeow
Copyright © 2012 OzHarvest
The OzHarvest Cookbook

  • 250 ml (1 cup) cream
  • 250ml (1 cup) full-cream milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup strawberry, mango, passionfruit or raspberry puree, chilled (run this through a sieve for a smooth ice cream)

Bring the cream and milk just to the boil in a sauepan, then remove from the heat.. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla until pale and thick. Pour the hot cream into the egg mixture. Whisk briefly, then pour back into the same saucepan.

Whisk the custard gently over low-medoum heat until it thickens slightly – it shoud not at any point bubble or boil as high heat will split the custard. Test the custard by dipping a wooden spoon into it: wipe a finger through the custard on the back of the spoon and it should take a moment to form drips from the line you made. If the custard runs down immediately, it's too thing and you need to return to heat and cook it a moment more.

Cool the custard, then refrigerate until completey chilled (overnight is best). Stir in the fruit puree, then pour into an ice cream machine and churn until just frozen.

Takeaway tips

  • Recycling

    All milk packaging can be recycled including your plastic bottles, paper cartons and lids. To recycle the plastic lid, collect them in an empty bottle and throw it in the recycle bin once it’s full.

  • Buy Only What you Need

    Write a list before heading to the shops so you only buy what you need!

  • Freezing

    You can store milk in the freezer for up to 6 weeks (it’s normal for it to separate slightly when thawing).

  • Best Before VS Use By

    Make sure to know when your milk will expire. Most fresh milk must be used by the Use By date, however Long-life milk has a Best Before date that means it may lose some quality, but should still be safe to use.

  • Storage

    Reduce the amount of time that milk is out of the fridge to maximise its life span. Buy your milk last when shopping so it’s out of the fridge for as little time as possible.

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