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Looking for a sweet way to impress guests? Give this vanilla Ice cream recipe a go. It’s fast to prepare, smooth and delicious. Tick!

  • Serves8
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, (+ 12 hours freezing time)
Vanilla ice cream


  • 3 cups (750ml) thickened cream
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 8 Coles Australian Free Range Egg Yolks
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar

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  1. Step 1

    Combine the cream and milk in a medium saucepan. Use a small, sharp knife to scrape the vanilla seeds from the bean. Add the vanilla seeds and bean to the cream mixture. Bring to a simmer over medium heat (do not boil).
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, use an electric mixer to whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until thick and pale.
  3. Step 3

    Gradually add the hot cream mixture to the egg mixture in a thin, steady stream, whisking constantly until combined. Return the mixture to the pan and place over low heat. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 6-8 mins or until the custard thickens and coats the back of the spoon (alternatively, stir until the custard reaches 80°C on a sugar thermometer). Be careful not to overheat or the custard will split.
  4. Step 4

    Strain the custard mixture through a fine sieve into a shallow metal container. Cover with foil and place in the freezer for 6 hours or until firm.
  5. Step 5

    Use a metal spoon to coarsely break up the ice cream. Quickly transfer the ice cream to a food processor and process until smooth. Return to the metal container or place in a serving container. Cover with foil and place in the freezer for a further 4-6 hours or until firm.


Nutrition Information


Energy: 599kJ/143 Cals (7%) 

Protein:  2g (4%)

Fat: 12g (17%) 

Sat fat:  7g (29%) 

Carb: 7g (2%) 

Sugar: 7g (8%) 

Fibre: 0g (0%) 

Sodium: 14mg (1%)