You will love me for this recipe. I surely loved my Greek summer house neighbor for sharing it. Just when I thought that mydinnertoday would never host an ice-cream recipe (too much work), there came the simplest and yummiest ice-cream recipe in the world! The recipe calls for vegetal cream, which is a non-dairy heavy cream. Not sure what versions of it we get in the U.S. Most likely it’ll be fine to use regular heavy cream. I’ll let you know when I make it again in a week or so that we’ll be back home. If you are in Greece, don’t blink it, get some Papadopoulou biscuits, vegetal cream and a can of condensed milk and you’re almost done.
- 2 packets biscuits Papadopoulou, whole-wheat, preferably the ones covered with chocolate on one side
- 750 ml vegetal cream
- 1 can condensed milk
- 2 vanilla tubes (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
How to make: Beat the vegetal cream lightly until it becomes fluffy. Don’t overbeat. It’s cream, so overbeating will turn it into liquid. In another bowl, beat the condensed milk lightly. Combine the milk with the cream and the vanilla. I beat them all for a second or two to combine well. Cover and put the bowl in the freezer for as long as it will take you to line up the biscuits. Take a regular sized, rectangular pyrex or other type container that can go in the freezer. Line up the biscuits, chocolate side up. Take the ice-cream out of the freezer and pour it over the biscuits. Line up another layer of biscuits, chocolate side down. Try your best that the alignment will be such that you’ll get a nice sandwich with ice-cream between two biscuits. Cover the pan with cling film and put it in the freezer. In an hour or two take it out, if you want, and “cut” the sandwiches to make them easier to come out nicely when it’s ready. Cover again, put back in the freezer and let it freeze for at least four hours. Serve to everybody’s delight!
Notes and tips: In the bowl with the cream and milk you can add pulped strawberries, or banana, or chocolate chips to make different flavors. I haven’t tried those yet but will. Stay tuned.
Post-post comment: I tried it with heavy cream and it worked! See Ice-cream in 5′, with dairy cream.