Hartford House

The Home of Good Conversation, Fine Wine and Classic Horses.

Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

 Vanilla Bean Photo : Jackie Cameron

Vanilla Bean
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Yields: about 1.3 litres


6 Egg Yolks

½ cup Sugar

1 l Cream

1 T Glucose

1 Split Vanilla pod

2.5 ml Vanilla Extract-for flavour or 10 ml Vanilla Essence


1) Beat the egg yolks and sugar in an electric beater until light and creamy

2) Allow the cream, glucose, split vanilla pod and extract to come to the boil. Take off the heat and allow the flavours to infuse (Suppliers: Vanilla products are becoming more and more readily available to the public. Any good food shop should have them on their shelves.)

3) Add warm cream mixture to beaten egg yolk mixture and strain

4) If an ice cream machine isn't available place chilled mixture into the freezer. Whisk every 15-30 minutes until frozen to allow for a light, fluffy ice cream.

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 jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
+27 33 263 2713