Summer has come and gone (although we are still doing well weather-wise) and not once did I use my ice cream maker. Not that it's a fancy-pancy one, but I did get excited about hauling it out of its box (yes, it lives in its box still) and trying out some of those fruit ice creams I'd been drooling over. Sadly they never came to fruition (unintended pun!). So I was kind of excited about this recipe until I realized it didn't even require an ice cream maker. Oh well, maybe next summer...
In the meantime, we can make the most of our Indian summer and try this creamy vanilla ice cream with little crunchy nugget bites of malt and chocolate. For those experiencing winter, It will just have to be hot chocolate or malt drinks, I'm afraid.
Maltesers Ice Cream
300ml single cream
40g caster sugar
2 eggs, separated
1 drop vanilla essence
1 small bag Maltesers (40g), crushed
Whip the cream until thick, cover and chill.
Place the sugar and egg yolks in a bowl and beat until thick and fluffy. Fold into the cream with the vanilla and chill again.
In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until thick and fold them into the ice cream mix, ensuring they are fully combined.
Pour into a freezer-proof container (an old ice cream container is perfect!) and freeze for about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the ice cream is just beginning to freeze.
Fold in the crushed Maltesers and mix through. Freeze for at least six hours or overnight.
This ice cream is best eaten within a couple of days.
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