Melon Ice Cream

How to make Melon Ice Cream.

Ingredients: Serves 6-8

  • 3 tbsp custard powder
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 600ml (1 pint) milk
  • 150ml (¼ pint) single cream
  • ¼ tsp vanilla essence or extract
  • 200g (7oz) condensed milk
  • 750g (1½lb) ripe melon, deseeded and flesh puréed

Preparation:

  1. Blend the custard powder, sugar and 2 tbsp of milk in a bowl, to make a smooth paste.
  2. Pour the rest of the milk into a pan and heat until almost boiling, then gradually pour the warm milk on to the custard paste, stirring all the time.
  3. Pour it back into pan and boil slowly for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Take off the heat.
  5. Cool for 5 minutes, then stir in the cream, vanilla and condensed milk.
  6. Cool again.
  7. Pour into a plastic container and freeze until half-frozen.
  8. This will take about 1½ hours.
  9. Take out of the freezer and transfer to a large, chilled bowl.
  10. Beat until smooth, using electric beaters.
  11. Add the melon purée, whisk again and put into a plastic container and freeze.
  12. It will keep for 3 months.
  13. To serve, remove from freezer about 15 mins before serving and use an ice-cream scoop to make scoops.
  14. Enjoy!
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