Home-made ice-cream recipes to make in 2016

Interesting ice-cream recipes: when chocolate just isn’t enough anymore

How would we have ever survived hot summer days without swimming pools and ice-cream? Here are three unique ice-cream flavours to try while the weather is still baking.

Peppermint Ice Cream

Adapted from spiced blog

It’s been a blistering hot day and you’re tired and sweaty. Grab a spoon of peppermint ice-cream and seat yourself in front of a fan – you’ll feel better and cooler with every spoonful.


  • 350ml full cream milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp. peppermint essence
  • 450ml cream
  • A few striped candy canes, crushed.


  1. In a saucepan, heat the milk over a medium heat until it just starts to simmer.
  2. While you wait for the milk, whisk together the egg yolk and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Remove the milk from the stove and slowly whisk it into the egg yolk mixture.
  4. Return the mixture to the saucepan and heat over a medium heat.
  5. Make sure to keep stirring the mixture until it begins to thicken and coat the back of a spoon.
  6. Once thick, remove from the heat and pour through a sieve into a container.
  7. Next add the vanilla and peppermint extract, as well as the cream to the mixture.
  8. Stir well.
  9. Cover the mixture with cling wrap, pressing down directly onto the surface.
  10. Freeze overnight.
  11. Before serving the ice-cream sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top (optional).
Interesting ice-cream recipes to try this summer.

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Honey Lavender Ice-cream

Adapted from Growing up with Gabel

You have full permission to devour this fragrant ice-cream in one sitting!


  • 300ml fresh cream
  • 60ml honey
  • 60ml condensed milk
  • A toothpick dipped in a tiny bit of lavender oil (really just the tip of the toothpick!)


  1. In a bowl, whip cream until stiff.
  2. Fold in the honey and condensed milk. Swirl the toothpick around in the mixture.
  3. Pour the ice-cream mixture into a container and freeze overnight.
  4. Serve with sprinkles.
Interesting ice-cream recipes to make this summer.

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Red Wine Ice-Cream

Adapted from cooking with Janica

Everything you have ever wanted all in one bowl.


  • Bottle of red wine such as Merlot or Shiraz
  • 150ml brown sugar
  • 450ml fresh cream
  • 230ml full cream milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ tsp. vanilla essence.


  1. Before you start making the ice-cream you’ll need to boil the wine down to a syrup. Pour the red wine into a large pot and let simmer over a medium heat until the wine is reduced to about a cup of liquid. Note: This may take up to an hour (P.S Pour a little bit of the wine into a glass to enjoy later!)
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and cream. Add the vanilla essence to the cream mixture.
  3. Pour into a pot, set the heat on medium, and stir constantly until it begins to steam but not boil.
  4. In a separate large bowl, beat egg yolks with a fork until they’re light in colour.
  5. Very slowly add the cream mixture to the egg yolks so the eggs don’t curdle.
  6. Pour the mixture back into the pot and cook over a medium heat until it thickens into a custard.
  7. Once the mixture is thick, remove it from the heat and pour through a strainer into a clean bowl.
  8. Stir in the full cream milk and the wine reduction.
  9. Place the mixture in the freezer until it has set.
Interesting ice-cream recipes to try this summer.

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While you wait for your wine ice-cream to set, sit down and enjoy that bit of Merlot you set aside for yourself earlier – because life is about living.



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  1. Amy

    this is such a great post

    absolutely love it – and such gorgeous photos !!

    definitely bookmarking this for my next dinner party

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