Well yesterday we showed you what the reduced sun dried tomatoes had inspired us to do and today we will share with you what the reduced cream inspired us to do!
The story goes something like this:
We are lovers of cream – for Becksie this love was learnt from her lovely late nana who whenever cream was on the table would always ensure we had lots in our bowls (especially Becksie’s cousin Joshua)! We usually buy a pot of cream per week and mostly use it in soups, sauces and on the occasional pudding! Now up until this weeks shop we have purchased our cream from the local shop and it has been an expensive ‘necessity’! Well imagine our delight when the local farm shop had lots of the lovely stuff in their reduced section! We saw that although we didn’t really need the volume of cream we would be silly not to buy this cream as it was a) better quality and b)loads more for the money. We stood in the shop and had a debate about whether you could freeze cream and decided we should try it (we’re sure they’ll be varying opinions). So we purchased the cream!
When we got home we did what we always do and photographed our shopping – this coincided with Grandad Gray popping over to get some car maintenance assistance from Ian. He saw the cream and we asked his views on freezing cream (cutting edge conversation I’m sure you’ll agree). It was at this point Grandad Gray said one of his most cleverest statements ………. The great guest blogger himself (hint hint hint) said…….. ‘there are loads of great ice cream recipes that you could try’! It was at this moment that Becksie got very excited! ICE CREAM!
Now weirdly in the farm shop we had also had a conversation about how expensive the ice cream was and Becksie had almost treated us to a small pot but now…… we realised sat on our kitchen table was the possibility to make our own ice cream!
So we set to work! We did some research and found lots of recipes all of which required a squillion eggs! Somehow we didn’t fancy these but we did fancy the recipe that used condensed milk as the magic ingredient as guess what? Correct, we had a tin in the pantry! We also had a vanilla pod!
So here’s what you do:
Get 600ml of whipping cream, a tin of condensed milk, vanilla pod and vanilla essence
Put into freezer pots!
We were feeling extra fancy pants so we got a few of our frozen raspberries and heated with a little sugar and water and then rippled it through some of the ice cream – we then added whole raspberries (fresh raspberries would have been better as the frozen raspberries introduced a little ice) .
Oh and another great thing we were able to rinse out some of the cream pots and use these as ice cream containers!