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Homemade Ice cream with Amarula!

Posted on November 26, 2014 by in desserts, rsg

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Homemade ice cream

Homemade ice cream is just the best thing ever! Just think about it, you can never ever run out of ice cream again! Well technically you can, but it will be your own fault!

Homemade ice cream is the easiest thing to do and after today, you won’t even need an ice cream machine! Add some creamy Amarula to the already rich ice cream and you have an out-of-this-world experience and you need nothing more and just 1 scoop……. ok, maybe 2!

I dream of having a large industrial ice cream machine so that I can make homemade ice cream in a jiffy when the cravings overcome, but we all have our dreams and at this stage the ice cream machine is so way down the priority list, it is not even funny!So what do I do when the craving hits me?

The first time I tasted this delicious homemade ice cream, it was made by our choir conductor’s wife. She used to entertain the whole choir once a year and she would at the end of the evening always take out these old-fashioned enamel buckets filled with homemade ice-cream from the freezer. Her recipe used evaporated milk and I have a weakness for evaporated milk. Served chilled on a bowl of canned peaches, it still is one of my favorite desserts, so  I was determined to get her recipe.

This homemade ice cream recipe and many more of your favorite recipes are in my book Easy Cooking from Nina’s Kitchen or Maklike etes uit Nina se Kombuis. It is just the perfect Christmas gift so order some signed copies today or get them at your nearest bookstore!

Homemade ice cream

Two weeks ago I made this ice cream for our Long Table Lunch at Isabella Niehaus’ beautiful home in Langebaan! I added some Amarula and served it on another old classic…. Malva Pudding. for some extra crunch I scattered some pecan nut praline over the top! The dessert was legendary, but my favorite memory was sharing a bowl full with Isabella while sitting on a cooler box counting our blessings as we looked over all the happy faces at the tables!

Such simplicity and it works every time… in food and in decor! I have worked with Elmarie Bredell once and it was enough for me to see that her talent is real, it has no limit but more importantly, she is real! You will meet her tomorrow morning just after 9 on RSG, do not miss it!!

Homemade ice cream

Photo by Francois Pistorius

Homemade Ice cream with Amarula

makes 1 liter


1 x 380 g can evaporated milk – chilled overnight in the fridge

1 vanilla pod – sliced open and seeds scraped out

1 x 385g can condensed milk

250 ml cream

a pinch of salt

100 ml Amarula liqueur


Pour the chilled evaporated milk in your mixer and add the vanilla seeds. Beat the evaporated milk until it is thick and creamy and more than double in volume. Gently stir in the other ingredients and pour into a plastic container with a lid. Place the container in the freezer and after about 30 minutes, use a fork and break up the ice crystals and stir the ice cream. Repeat the process twice more, it will give the ice cream a more velvety and creamy consistency. When frozen, serve with any dessert of your choice or on its own!

Homemade ice cream

Photo by Francois Pistorius

Tomorrow  morning  at 11 o’clock, I will be talking to Elmarie Bredell from Elle Fleur about easy and affordable table decor.   I will also in weeks to come take you into the kitchens of other bloggers, chefs and interesting South Africans this year. So buckle up, it is going to be an awesome ride. Tune in 100-104FM or listen online here!

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7 Responses to “Homemade Ice cream with Amarula!”

  1. Zirkie 27 November 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    Rerig, Nina? Ek het DIE resep in jou boek gesien, maar gedink dit KANNIE wees nie. Dit was die lekkerste nagereg wat ek nog ooit geëet het. (Ek sou maklik al die ander kos verruil het vir 5 helpings v.d nagereg!) Kersfees poeding is beslis nou uitgesorteer! xxx

  2. Rina 28 November 2014 at 12:25 am #

    Vanilla peule is by ons nie beskikbaar nie…wat nou?

    • nerinatimm 4 December 2014 at 6:27 am #

      Jy kan vanilla essence gebruik of of as jy Amarula gebruik, die vanilla heeltemal uitlos!

  3. Rina 4 December 2014 at 12:34 am #

    Hi Nina..wilnet hoor hoeveel vanilla gebruik ek as ek nie n vanilla peul het nie. Kan jy ASB vir my daardie heerlike resep e pos van die hoenderpastei met ertjies en Yoghurt? Baie dankie

  4. Berit 25 August 2017 at 10:50 am #

    This Amarula ice cream is to die for! I’ve made it three times in the last two weeks and all my friends love it. Not only is the taste delicious, but the consistency is smooth and creamy, and it doesn’t freeze too hard; it scoops directly from the freezer.

    I didn’t have evaporated milk, so I substituted it for 400 ml. of whole milk + 55 g. of whole milk powder. Also, as I have an ice cream machine, I just mixed everything in the blender, let it cool and then churned it.

    Thank you for a GREAT recipe!

    • nerinatimm 29 August 2017 at 2:28 pm #

      That is wonderful news. Thank you for your visits to my site.


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