Making your own ice cream can be a labour of love, but this recipe couldn’t be easier. You’ll only need three ingredients, minimal equipment and five minutes of prep time. I’ve gone for a mint-choc-chip vibe here, but swap in your favourite chocolate bar to make it your own.
TOTAL TIME: 5 MINUTES, PLUS FREEZING
COST PER PORTION: 46p*
600ml double cream
1 x 397g tin of condensed milk
2 x 90g Mint Aero bars or
1 x 175g bag of Maltesers, plus extra to serve
1. Place the cream in a large bowl and whisk until soft peaks form, then fold in the condensed milk. Bash up the chocolate into different sizes – small bits, big bits and dusty bits, for variety – and fold most of it into the ice-cream mixture, keeping a small handful to one side for later.
2. Line a freezer-proof container or a small loaf tin with a sheet of baking paper and pour in the mixture, making sure it goes into the corners. Sprinkle over the reserved chocolate, then freeze for at least 4 hours, or until set.
3. Once you’re ready to serve, move from the freezer to the fridge (around 1 hour before you want to eat it), and gently thaw.