Raspberry Ripples, Vanilla Beans, and a Haiku

I am slightly obsessed with raspberries and vanilla at the moment, as you can see…

Raspberry ripples

Melding with vanilla dreams

Icy pink summer


Raspberry Ripple Vanilla Ice Cream

(Really easy, and no machine required!)

  • 220ml (1 cup) cream
  • 110ml (1/2 cup) milk
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 400g (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 125g (1 cup) raspberries
  • 1 tsp kirsch or vodka

Scrape the seeds of the vanilla beans into the cream, and add the empty bean pods too, and the vanilla extract. Then warm the cream gently. After a few minutes remove from the heat and allow to steep for an hour. Then chill. Once completely cold you can remove the vanilla pods and whisk in the milk and condensed milk.

Puree the raspberries with the kirsch/vodka and strain. You now have approximately 6 or 7 tbsps puree (about 100ml). Swirl this through the vanilla ice cream mix, pour into a freezer container and freeze for at least 8 hours.

The puree tends to rise to the top of the container, but this doesn’t matter. Just make sure your scoops catch a bit of the ripple!


(Tip: tastes even better with fresh raspberries on top! 😀 )

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