Date Ice Cream

9:00 pm on 12 July 2004


  • 250gms-dried dates pitted and chopped
  • Pulp of 1 vanilla bean
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup castor sugar
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup milk


1. Place the dates, vanilla pulp, cream, sugar and the milk in a medium saucepan.

2. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat.

3. Place the egg yolks in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth.

4. Slowly pour the cream mixture into the yolks while continually whisking.

5. Place in a blender and puree until smooth.

6. Pass through a fine mesh sive, and then cool.

7. Freeze in an ice cream machine and keep frozen until required.

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