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Ice Cream Made Easy

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no-churn ice cream 4 ways is a delicious.com recipe although I have only made Espresso and Raspberry Honeycomb.  The other two flavours are Choc-Cherry and Peach Amaretto.

If you are looking for inspiration for more gluten free recipes, try a gluten free search at  delicious.com .

No Churn Ice Cream

Ingredients

600ml thickened cream

1 can 395 sweetened condensed milk

Method

Using electric beaters, whisk cream and condensed milk until soft peaks forms.

Divide mixture in half and place in 2 airtight containers.

Stir flavours into each container.

Freeze overnight until firm.

Espresso

2 tablespoons coffee granules, dissolved in 2 tablespoons warm water

2 tablespoons coffee liqueur

Chocolate coated coffee beans to serve

Raspberry Honeycomb

1 cup raspberries, plus extra to serve

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup crushed honeycomb, plus extra to serve


 

Mothers and Gluten Free

Rasp Choc Macarons (2)

I find cooking and baking therapeutic.

Okay, not the everyday cooking when you have family questioning what’s on offer for dinner, or why haven’t you cooked… or you know I don’t like ….. And not the cooking that comes after a long day when you really don’t have inspiration and you have few ingredients in the fridge.

I mean the cooking and baking that you do because you want to, not because you have to.

Some people find their special time to go to the gym or have their nails done.

Me, one of my indulgences is to puddle along in the kitchen cooking and baking a new recipe even if I know my family won’t really appreciate it or maybe not even eat it.  Luckily the fellows at work are happy to taste test for me.

I am only a home cook but my message is that even the home cook, the everyday mum can give those recipes that look a little difficult a try and perhaps you too will find that you  can make happiness in   the kitchen.

1. Raspberry Chocolate Macarons

Rasp Choc Macarons (5)

This is a packet mix available in the supermarket.

2. Berry Souffles

Berry Souffle (3)

This is a Donna Hay recipe and I am sure she has had lots of practice with souffles and her professional food stylists are much more competent than me.

But even if the berries spill out and over and down the sides of the dish, there is still a sense of accomplishment in making something that rises and looks a little bit pretty.

3. Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

Rasp Choc Cheesecake (1)

This cheesecake was on the front of the taste.com Gluten Free Cookbook.  Sometimes I just want to make a recipe to see if it is really as easy as the cookbook makes out it is. This was one of those recipes…

4. Salted Caramel Swirl Ice-cream 

This is a recipe from Deliciously Nell.  I have to own up and say that I found this wonderfully addictive.

Carmel Swirl Icecream

As a gluten free cook, we are often exhausted by the extra efforts we have to go to to make gluten free food : pancakes, bread, muffins, wraps, slices, biscuits.  We get a little tired looking for and thinking about new recipes to tempt our gluten free family members.

But remember to set aside a few challenging or exciting  gluten free recipes for those days when you can make room for some “me” time.

And enjoy making happiness in the kitchen.

NB Yes, all the above recipes are gluten free.

Coffee Ice Cream

IMG_0784Thank Nigella Lawson for this easy, one bowl, one step, no churn ice cream!

I found this recipe before our gf days and it is a great summer treat. As a busy working mum,  I don’t have time to labour in the kitchen for hours on end so I do tend to look for simplicity in recipes.  The ice cream is deliciously smooth and won’t last long.

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Ingredients

300 ml double cream

175 g condensed milk

1 teaspoon instant coffee granules

2 tablespoons espresso or coffee liqueur

Method

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until soft picks form and you have a gorgeous, latte-coloured airy mixture and then fill an airtight container and freeze for six hours or overnight.

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(bbc.co.uk/food)