Wattleseed and Vanilla Ice Cream

A nutty aroma with touches of sweet spice, raisins and chocolate, Wattleseed makes a wonderful addition to your desserts! Whether it’s your birthday or you just feel like indulging, this Wattleseed ice cream will satisfy all your sweet cravings and you won’t be able to stop at one scoop!

Method
  1. Place the cream and milk in a saucepan. Scrape in the vanilla seeds and add the bean, too. Bring to the boil, then turn off the heat and set aside for 10 minutes to infuse. Place the egg yolks, sugar and Wattleseed extract in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until pale. Carefully pour the milk over, then return to a clean saucepan.
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring, for about five minutes until it is slightly thickened and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Add in the chocolate chips. (This simple custard forms the basis of a classic ice-cream recipe.)
  3. Set aside to cool, then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Place custard in a plastic container in the freezer until frozen at the edges. Remove from freezer. Beat with an electric beater. Re-freeze. Repeat this process two more times. (Alternatively, churn in an ice-cream machine according to the manufacturer’s directions.)
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips for garnish.

Recipe adapted from ‘Taste’.