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May 20, 2014


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Custard powder ice cream without ice cream machine was in my try list for long time. Last week when I posted mango ice cream, Raksha told me to prepare vanilla ice cream for her. When I was thinking about it, I reminded about this ice cream recipe which i had bookmarked from jeyashri’s kitchen long back. First time I halved her recipe and tried. But I din’t get it right. There were ice crystals and the ice cream was not soft as I expected. I couldn’t find out the proper reason too. Then I e-mailed jey and asked her for improvements. 

She is very sweet that she replied immediately and suggested me to add more custard powder as its quality may differ as per the brand. So this time I added little more custard powder & tried adding more fresh cream too. It came out very well. I was very happy with the result. We all loved it. More than us Raksha thoroughly enjoyed this ice cream and finished half the quantity. Do try this recipe for your kids. I am sure they will enjoy this summer. This recipe makes a good base for any ice cream. Just run ur imaginations, add nuts or chocolate powder, make different flavours with it. Enjoy !

Custard powder ice cream recipe

Custard powder ice cream recipe Custard powder ice cream recipe - Basic ice cream recipe with vanilla flavour.
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Ice cream
Serves: 4
Prep time: 6h
Cook time: 6h
Total time: 12hrs

 1 cup = 250 ml

  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 5 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Custard powder - 2 tbsp (I used pillsburry, golden vanilla flavor)
  • Fresh cream - 4 tbsp ( I used Amul)

  • Reserve 4 tbsp from 2 cups of milk. Mix custard powder without lumps and set aside.
Custard powder ice cream step1

  • Boil milk adding sugar and add the custard powder mixture. Boil for sometime till the milk thickens like dosa batter.
Custard powder ice cream step2

  • Switch off the flame and cool it completely. Now add fresh cream and mix well.
Custard powder ice cream step3

  • Whip it using a hand blender or mixie for few seconds till it becomes frothy.
Custard powder ice cream step4

  • Transfer it to an air tight box and freeze it for one hour.
  • After an hour, beat the mixture in mixie or blender for a minute. Again freeze it for 1 hour.
  • Repeat this procedure for 5 times. Totally you have to beat this ice cream for 5 times. This helps to avoid ice crystal formation.( Add chopped nuts at this stage if you are using)
  • Finally freeze it over night by covering the top of ice cream with a butter paper. You can also freeze it for 6 hours. Remove and keep outside for few minutes. Then scoop it.
Custard powder ice cream step5

Custard powder ice cream is ready.

Enjoy !


  • U can add more fresh cream to get a creamier, rich ice cream.
  • Do not add more custard powder as it may harden the ice cream.
  • I used low fat milk. U can use full fat milk too.
  • Adjust sugar and vanilla essence as per your need.

Make this creamy,delicious ice cream and enjoy this season .Here is a picture of melting ice cream!!

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Priya Suresh said...

Even i have bookmarked this icecream,but waiting for summer to make some, now you are making me drool.

great-secret-of-life said...

looks so creamy and tempting ice cream..

Rafeeda AR said...

That definitely does look really creamy... tempting me to make some but the doc just warned me today, no cold stuff!!! sniff sniff... :(

Unknown said...

Looks really nice & creamy.. will try..

Unknown said...

Wow !!........tempting ice cream, Bookmarked!

Shanthi said...

delicious...looking very yummy..lovely color and texture...

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy looks wonderful

Anonymous said...

Creamy custard ice cream s so inviting:)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Easy breezy ice cream, so creamy, yum yum yummy

Unknown said...

easy peasy 1.. lovely..

Sona said...

Delicious and creamy icecream, looks yum..

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Ice cream looks so creamy and yummy

Unknown said...

Tempting ice cream....delicious and mouth watering recipe..

Lifewithspices said...

yummy one

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy ice cream

Julie said...

creamy n delicious :)

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Thanks a lot for trying out chitra. Looks very nice and tempting too

Sundari Nathan said...

Perfect like the ice cream parlour ones!! Very tempting!!

Aparna Parinam said...

Waiting to try this!

Chitra said...

Sure.Try n share your feedback :)

Abinaya said...

Can whipped cream be used instead of fresh cream?

Chitra said...

Yes by all means:)

Unknown said...

Very good rcpy and very useful