A wonderfully refreshing ice cream that’s made using custard powder and condensed milk – it’s based on a recipe first featured in Woman’s Weekly in 1958
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Skill level: Bit of effort
- 3 level tbsp custard powder
- 1 level tbsp caster sugar
- 600ml (1 pint) milk
- 150ml (¼ pint) single cream
- ¼ tsp vanilla essence or extract
- 200g (7oz) condensed milk (from a 397g can)
- 750g (1½lb) ripe melon (we used a cantaloupe), deseeded and flesh puréed
- Blend the custard powder, sugar and 2 tbsp of milk in a bowl, to make a smooth paste. 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.
- Pour it back into pan and boil slowly for 1-2 mins. Take off the heat. Cool for 5 mins, then stir in the cream, vanilla and condensed milk. Cool. Pour into a plastic container and freeze until half-frozen. This will take about 1½ hours. Take out of the freezer and transfer to a large, chilled bowl. Beat until smooth, using electric beaters.
- Add the melon purée, whisk again and put into a plastic container and freeze. It will keep for 3 months.
- To serve: Remove from freezer about 15 mins before serving and use an ice-cream scoop to make scoops. Serve in sundae glasses.
Nutritional information per portion
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.