Plum ice cream

Plum ice cream

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  • Makes 1.5 litres
  • Easy
  • 40 minutes
  • 30 minutes


  • For the vanilla base:
  • 9 free-range egg yolks
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 T vanilla paste
  • 4 cups cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • For the ice cream:
  • 4 plums, roughly chopped
  • 3 T sugar

Cooking Instructions

To make the vanilla ice-cream base:

1. Beat the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla extract using an electric mixer until pale. This aerates the eggs and makes for a lighter, fluffier ice cream.

2. Combine the egg-yolk mixture with the cream and milk, then pour into a saucepan. Cook over a low to medium heat until thickened. Alternatively, cook in a double boiler.

3. Allow the mixture to cool, then churn in an ice-cream machine until ready to serve. Makes 2 litres

To make the plum ice cream:

1. Make the ice-cream base.

2. Place the plums and sugar in a pan and simmer for 5 minutes, or until syrupy.

3. Allow the plums to cool completely, then purée until smooth. Fold the plums through the churned ice cream and freeze for 4 hours or until firm and ready to serve

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Photographs: Jan Ras
Food assistants: Bianca Strydom and Keletso Motau

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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