A meal is not complete unless there is an icecream course.
Therefore, I make a lot of icecream...and not a variety of flavours and colours...just one...vanilla.
I have been experimenting with a few different versions, including one with a custard base. You know the one, real icecream. But apparently that's not what he's after. He quite prefers icecream made from sweetened condensed milk, cream and vanilla extract...full stop. No skin off my nose really because it couldn't be easier. A tin of condensed milk, a 600ml carton of cream and a splash of vanilla extract, whizzed up in the Thermomix with the butterfly in place for 40 seconds, straight into the icecream machine and 60 minutes later, delicious vanilla icecream.
I was pretty happy with where we were with this until recently. I have read that a few people boycott Nestle products on the grounds of their appalling treatment of women and babies in many third world countries, and by their reckless use of advertising elsewhere. I hadn't gone so far as to boycott them because, to be honest, I don't buy many of their products anyway...except condensed milk. Secondly, I am looking to reduce the amount of sugar we are eating. I have noticed that unless I make something myself, it's easy not to realise, or to have a full understanding, of the amount of sugar in it. Condensed milk is a classic example. We all know that it's sweet, right, but dear oh dear, I really had no idea!!
|Poor Man's Dulce de Leche: immediately after cooking (very pourable)|
|Poor Man's Dulce de Leche: 10 minutes after cooking (still really hot)|
Taste-wise, what I have now in my fridge has a slight taste of the raw sugar that I used, so I certainly wouldn't be using this mixture for say, a banoffee pie, but I have tasted the icecream I made with it, and I think it's pretty good (I only used 200g of this mix instead of 400g that I normally use with "proper" condensed milk). I definitely can't taste the raw sugar.
|Poor Man's Dulce de Leche: after refrigeration (sticky, gooey, caramelly yumminess)|
Sweetened Condensed MilkSource: based on a recipe provided on Forum Thermomix
- 1 litre milk
- 750 grams sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in TM bowl and cook at Varoma temp for 40-45 minutes at speed 4.5-5 with MC off.
Happy days, my friends :)