Strawberry Icecream using custard powder

My 3rd and final recipe of icecreams without icecream makers is using a rather different technique from the previous two.

The idea still remains the same , smooth creamy icecream with plenty of air and lesser sugar added to the base.

My granny's 2 mine and 1 from my hubby's side , all loved ice creams to the core. It was like the same secret crush me and my sisters and cousins have on blueberry cake. It could be the thing for them growing up.

They all asked for vegetarian icecream during fasting days. I do not know how much of a real deal did they get, back then with clearly no knowledge of cross checking the presence of eggs. But coming back I always was intrigued of the technique. 

The first recipe of using condensed milk and whipped creams is something I feel of today's times. Back then the only way to get creamier consistency without eggs or actual cream was to use arrowroot powder which later got substituted with corn starch.

Today, I am using the custard powder base to get the same texture. I made this 2 times, the first time DH picked it up and said it was frozen custard. Later I made another batch and this time around I used lesser custard powder and stirred it more than the earlier batch when it was getting cooked.

Without much ado now, let me share the recipe, because what I did not mention explicitly above is that the second time around it came out tasting awesome...

1 ltr Full fat cream milk
2 tbsp custard powder (flavor of your choice )
200 gm sugar
1 cup strawberry crush (optional/ I used flavored custard powder)
2 cups whipped cream
1) Mix custard powder in 1 cup milk. Make a paste and set aside
2) Boil the rest of the milk, then add sugar . Reduce the flame and stir until sugar dissolves
3) Now in steady stream add the custard mix stirring constantly on low flame 
4) When the custard mix is cooked and the raw smell disappears (tasted if required) , take it off the flame. 
5) Now place the custard mix in either glass or stainless steel container, place it in a larger basin that is filled with ice cubes mixed with rock salt.
6) Now using a whip keep stirring in one direction until the mixture starts cooling down and thickening .
7) This requires patience, muscle power and also love for good smooth icecreams, so keep churning.
8) When you are happy, gradually mix in the whipped cream.
9) Now freeze for 5-6 hours. 
10) Serve if available with fresh fruits 


Gayathri Kumar said…
Love your way of making this custard powder ice cream. I usually stir the mix once every hour, but this looks a lot easier. Will try it next time..
Kalyani said…
I haven't yet made ANY ice cream at home, this looks like a delicious recipe ๐Ÿ˜Š
Srivalli said…
Pretty Impressive ice cream...enjoyed your series..
Usha said…
In flow with your write up of yesteryear ice-creams, this strawberry ice-cream texture reminds me of kwality icecream which was very popular decades ago.
Strawberry ice cream is my second favorite after chocolate.It looks so perfect.Bookmarked
Archana said…
Takes me back to childhood when it it not matter what went in an ice cream it was the quantity that mattered.Love the icecream. Like Usha says Kwality or even Joy icecream.
Suma Gandlur said…
Pradnya, can I add crushed fresh fruit? That ice cream looks perfect and just like store bought ones.
Harini R said…
Interesting use of custard powder!!
I have never made ice cream before and everytime I see someone post an ice cream recipe, I am tempted to make it, but too scared to try. Love the use of custard powder.
What a pretty color,ice cream looks so tempting and delicious.Enjoyed your ice cream series..
Srividhya said…
Flavored custard powders are very handy naa.. love those yummy icecream. The texture looks great.
Suja Ram said…
My mom used to make yummy ice creams at home using custard mix..but I haven't tried ice cream at home till now. Bookmarked this.
Priya Suresh said…
Feel like having few scoops rite now, irresistible icecream, loved the addition of custard powder here.
Ritu Tangri said…
nice texture, lovely color...all in all icecream is too tempting to resist
Yes definitely its like Kwality ice cream ! Good one .
Smruti Ashar said…
I have seen a lot of recipes with custard powder. Never tried it myself. Your version looks amazing!
Looks delicious, anything for good tasty ice-cream๐Ÿ˜€
Unknown said…
I somehow dont like strawberry ice cream. loved you series though...
Pavani said…
Love that beautiful pink colored strawberry ice cream. Looks yummy!!

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