Hello and welcome back to the ice cream takeover here at Mari’s World.
Having kicked off with the wonderfully popular rose, pistachio and mixed berry ice cream for Mother’s Day we’ve been putting our heads together to come up with an equally appealing Easter suggestion. A Cadbury Creme Egg ice cream!
We had the most delicious ice cream yet this weekend when we had a go at making this scrumptious Easter inspired gelato. We decided that Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are possibly our favourite Easter treat and so that was our starting point.
We found a great base using egg yolks this time and they also give a wonderful light yellow colour to the cream mixture too. We found some chocolate caramel shavings that we added in as well because, why not? Our Easter ice cream was to be about indulgence. The spring has almost made it and we are stepping in to the fun season with a skip in our step and a song in our heart.
There is a bit of preparation for this ice cream which then has to cool down to room temperature or even better fridge temperature to make life easy for your ice cream maker so do bear that in mind when it comes to allowing time.
We served it up to our guests at the weekend and everyone agreed it was delicious so let’s not waste any more time and get writing the recipe.
Mari’s World catch up
Just a quick catch up on the Mari’s World household, we have had a recent Parent’s Evening and Mr Harris mentioned that both twins are doing very well indeed, exceeding in their literacy and reaching expected levels in maths. He said one of the twins is showing great potential with her writing using words that are unexpected for year 3 and in the right context too but she needed to put more effort into her handwriting which, in all fairness was very scruffy. So, we’ve been practising that and also I signed them both up to Mathletics as they are both ‘afraid’ of maths and will cry ‘I can’t do that! rather than have a go.
Dad is itching to get his caravan out of hibernation and dreams of taking us all off somewhere very soon. We heard our favourite local camping park down in Thanet has been bought by new people who have decided that dogs can come too, this is great news as we had to stop going once Baxter joined our family.
Talking of Baxter, he’s had a haircut and is looking very dapper indeed after an initial bodge job which broke my heart. I shan’t be returning there again! Fortunately a lovely local lady came to the rescue, a trained dog groomer she has trimmed him up to perfection. He is a very smart boy now and also looks as if he’s lost a few pounds too! Shame that method won’t work for me.
I seem to be on a constant steady gain since the beginning of the year which is quite depressing. I’m putting it down to age as next month I turn 50 (eek!) but more about that in another email as I am trying not to think about it. I’m still loving my new job and have clocked up 5 months now!
Things to look forward to include: My birthday at the end of April, a trip to Sorrento in Italy to watch our friends getting married and an All Inclusive holiday to Lanzarote over May half term, dad’s excited about the buffet whereas I can’t wait to see Lanzarote.
Enjoy this delicious Cadbury Creme Egg Ice cream.
- 250 ml milk
- 125g sugar
- 500 ml double cream
- pinch of salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 egg yolks
- 12 mini Cadbury Creme Eggs chopped
- 100g chocolate caramel shavings (used for cake decorations)
- a handful of Cadbury Mini Eggs for garnish
- Warm the milk, sugar, half of the cream and salt in a saucepan. Add the vanilla extract and then take off the heat allowing it to come back down to room temperature.
- In a small bowl beat the egg yolks, add a dash of the room temperature milk mixture and whisk. Add the rest of the milk mixture and return to the saucepan.
- Stir the milk mixture over a medium heat until thickened. Add the remaining double cream and stir well. Place in the fridge to cool down.
- Once cooled pour into the ice cream maker and start to churn. When the time is signalled for add ins, pop in your chopped Cadbury Creme Eggs and the chocolate shavings.
- Once completed, transfer to a tub and place in the freezer until time to serve.
- If you are freezing by hand, place the custard in the fridge to cool then in the freezer and every 30 - 45 minutes bring the mixture out and whisk it. When almost frozen add the chopped mini eggs and stir.
- Garnish with shopped Cadbury Creme Eggs and Cadbury mini eggs plus a few shavings.