Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ice cream ~ Rich and creamy without using an Ice cream maker !

Happy Ice cream day everyone! Yes, its National Ice cream day. I too didn't know that untill yesterday. Apparently, it is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of July. I had this post ready yesterday, but I delayed it for one more day to make it special :).

Ice cream - one such dessert that knows no age limit. I am not a very big fan of it but when I crave for it, the thought just does not leave me in peace untill I have it. I have tried to make these at home many a times, but it just does not get creamy and rich as the store bought ones. It remains as a huge ice cube that is flavoured - difficult to scoop out and nowhere close to what you get from the market. The thought of buying an ice cream maker that I may end up using for few months of summer, has always seemed to be unreasonable. Sheela from Korporate2Kitchen had shared her recipe sometime back and I was curious to try it. With the summer getting to its peak, we had all the more reason to give it a try. I tweaked the recipe slightly while I gave it a try to cut down few calories. Still it turned out to be perfect - just like the store bought ones and the highlight being that, no ice cream maker was required for it.

After dinner, when I offered ice cream to my husband, he was hesitant thinking of my earlier ice cream experiments. But when he ate some, he was all in to go for another round of it :). These days post dinner, he serves ice cream. He just can't wait for me to be done with the dishes to serve him with it :). So, here it is.


  1. 1 cup of milk
  2. 1 large egg
  3. 2-3 tbsp of sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  5. 1 cup of cold whipping cream
  6. 6 oz / 175 gm of sweetened condensed milk (I used a little less than half of the 14 oz can)
  • In a saucepan, take the milk and sugar. Beat the egg and pour into it. Place it on the stove, on medium heat and cook it well. Keep stirring it continuously. After some time, it would start to thicken like a custard. Remove it from heat and let it cool. Strain it, to make it free of lumps, if any. Place it in the fridge to chill.
  • In a mixing bowl, take the cold whipping cream and vanilla extract. Beat it to soft peaks. Add the condensed milk and beat it again just untill they blend well.
  • Add the chilled custard to it and beat it again untill everything gets combined uniformly.
  • Now pour it into an airtight container and place it in the freezer. 
  • After 2 hours, take it out and using a hand mixer beat the mixture well. Keep it back in the freezer. Continue this process for 2 more times. 
  • Freeze it for 6-7 hours or untill it sets. Its going to turn out to be creamy and rich just like the store bought ice cream. 
  1. Keep stirring continuously while making the custard else you may end up having cooked eggs in the custard.  
  2. Enjoy it with melted chocolate/ raisins/ cashews or any other topping of your choice.  
  3. While you beat the ice cream mixture the last time, you could fold in ingredients of your choice like - walnuts/ almonds/ pecan/ diced berries etc.


  1. Wow Anupa,Ice cream making is not such a tough job allee and the final product is so pleasing to the eye and tastes so much better without any preservatives. I have a mango one to be posted next.Love the way u have served ice cream with wafers reminds me of college days :))

    1. Wow mango icecream ...don't leave me tempting for that as well.... will be looking forward to c the post coming up :) He he ya wafers with icecream is good... for me college reminds me of choco bars... they used to be a hit then... used to land up in the college cafeteria either for kerala porotta or choco bars..hmm good old days

  2. It looks very tempting...the consistency seems to be perfect... I was searching for a perfect ice cream recipe...I'll try urs... I found one similarity between us.. I am not an ice cream person (i prefer puddings)but ma cravings finally ends in Baskin, If not I cant sit peacefully :-)

  3. looks so creamy... pls pass on that cup... i really don't know why i cant comment on ur blog thru my mobile, i switched on my lappy to do so!!! :)

    1. I wish I could pass on from here to Dubai :( ....athe enthe pati entho? I read somewhere the other day that u can't post comments on blogger if u r using safari....u need to use chrome or IE..not sure though...glad that u did make an effort to post this comment :)

  4. I am same as you Anupa, never been an Ice Cream person. Well, dont want to admit my teeth never allowed me to :P .. But yeah, would love to give this a try for family

    Fab pics :)

    1. Thanks Nupur...... Well u could make it for your family :)

  5. sherikkum vellam la pic athre rasam undu...cannot believe this is wonderful outcome without a icecream maker...

    1. Thanks Divya :) You should try is that easy to get it right.

      Well for the pic part, I didn't get it the first time I tried taking it. With the summer here and lack of planning, the icecream melted leaving me all unhappy but I ate that batch of icecream to overcome my unhappiness :)... Then again went for another round of photography to manage getting that pic.

  6. Ho...super duper Anupa!! Have been seeing all your yummy creations on fb, but wasnt getting time to share a comment!! lovely recipes dear...

  7. Awesome clicks Anupa ! love the way you have served the ice cream with nuts n wafers ! My kiddo must love this for sure !

  8. gorgeous cream looks super tempting...perfect summer treat

  9. Icecream looks delicious and creamy. Loved the clicks.

    Happy to follow you :)

  10. beautul..Anupa..and lovely clicks too. A very very Happy Friendship Day to you !! Have a great day ahead !


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